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Top 15 Cloud Collaboration Apps

Judging by the investments that developers -- both well-established and start-ups -- are making in the collaboration market, software vendors are paying more than lip service to the adage that no man is an island. Certainly, businesses are investigating -- and investing in -- tools that help employees brainstorm, locate each other, schedule meetings, and communicate via social networks. Collaboration technology itself covers a broad spectrum of devices, from instant messaging and email, to cell
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Touted as easy to use, Google Groups for Business gives users access to email, documents, folders, calendar, and videos. Unlike the free standard edition of Google Apps, Groups for Business costs about $50 per user per year, and may include a set-up fee. But the business edition also provides an uptime guarantee, either via Google or an authorized reseller. Companies also can disable ads in the Web interface; Google offers a free trial. "Google Apps saves us millions of dollars over five years over any of the alternatives that we looked at and provides us with worldwide disaster recovery, unprecedented integration, and device independence," said customer Todd Pierce, vice president of IT at Genentech, in a video.

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FrankF829
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7/16/2014 | 5:21:54 AM
re: Top 15 Cloud Collaboration Apps
My team uses three applications to support our work and collaboration: Saleforce, Google services (Groups, Drive and Calendar) and Kanban Tool (which is integrated with the other two and helps us to keep everything in one place - tasks, priorities, comments, documents and links).
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7/9/2014 | 8:14:36 AM
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I found this list quite useful, but I'd also add HighQ Collaborate

I use it to work with teams overseas and find it very easy to use. The pricing's not bad either!
techcasey72
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3/4/2014 | 9:11:16 AM
re: Top 15 Cloud Collaboration Apps
Collaboration @ CollateBox (www.collatebox.com):

Better Control
select and share partial views of your spreadsheet from within CollateBox for other team members to update records from anywhere.

Lesser Pain
No more copying selected records, pasting in new sheet and emailing spreadsheets to get updates. CollateBox lets you create views & automatically collate all updates from team members.

Streamline Workflow
With CollateBox you can setup processes that help you maintain a systematic workflow without being ad hoc and keep your data organized.
Example: Open task view vs closed task view for selected team members to act upon.

Collaborate Effectively
View instant notifications and summaries on every record of your data with the added ability to comment and add attachments.
CHAIGH802
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12/5/2011 | 10:27:38 PM
re: Top 15 Cloud Collaboration Apps
This Community Forum was very helpful talking about Cloud Collaboration: http://getsatisfaction.com/tou...

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DB | SITEFORUM,
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10/29/2011 | 8:38:43 AM
re: Top 15 Cloud Collaboration Apps
It would be useful to have a clearer definition of collaboration. One could argue that some of these tools are almost point solutions or even respositories which are useful but less collaborative than others. SITEFORUM includes most of these features but also extends to Virtual Events, social networking and integrated webconferencing. The worlds largest HR community HR.com collaborates using all these capabilities.

David Bashford
Director, SITEFORUM Group
www.siteforum.com
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