Another "Facebook for Business" Offering

The BrainYard - Where collaborative minds congregate.

Irwin Lazar, Vice President & Service Director, Nemertes Research

May 11, 2009

1 Min Read

Cubetree launched a free collaboration suite designed to bring the capabilities of Facebook to the enterprise. But Cubetree's offering goes a bit further that social computing by integrating more traditional collaboraton capabilities such as file sharing, as well as Web 2.0 services such as blogs and wikis into a complete SaaS-based collaboration offering. There's a trend here, underscored by commercial products such as Telligent Community Server and IBM Lotus Connections to bring Facebook-like capabilities to the enterprise market, but where is Facebook itself in all of this?

About the Author(s)

Irwin Lazar

Vice President & Service Director, Nemertes Research

Irwin Lazar is the Vice President and Service Director at Nemertes Research, where he manages research operations, develops and manages research projects, conducts and analyzes primary research, and advises numerous enterprise and vendor clients. Irwin is responsible for benchmarking the adoption and use of emerging technologies in areas including VOIP, UC, video conferencing, social computing, collaboration, contact center and customer engagement.

A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and sought-after speaker and author, Irwin is a blogger for No Jitter and frequent author for He is a frequent resource for the business and trade press and is regular speaker at events such as Enterprise Connect and Interop. Irwin's earlier background was in IP network architecture, design and engineering.

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