Online Collaboration
1.3K views | +0 today
Follow
Online Collaboration
Tools and tips to efficiently collaborate online
Curated by giova.panasiti
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

Top 7 Collaboration Tools to Skyrocket Your Innovation

Top 7 Collaboration Tools to Skyrocket Your Innovation | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it

What would happen if you could increase your teams’ collaboration by 25%, 50% or 75%? Can technology really be the bridge needed to capture innovation through collaboration? I keep hearing how companies are leveraging these internal collaboration tools to increase productivity but I am not yet convinced about their long-term effect.

 

I have been combing Portland, lining up speakers for the next Innovation in Motion meeting in October that will focus on internal collaboration tools. In preparation for this panel, I did some research and came up with the top 7 internal collaboration tools currently on the market. Here they are in alphabetical order:

 

FmyI, also known as For My Innovation, is a private collaboration site where you store and share information securely with your team. It combines a social networking site look and feel with tools to achieve your goals. They do a a lot of work in the sustainability field.

 

Huddle offers secure external access across the firewall, a lower TCO than on-premise competitors and is available on mobile devices including iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry. They promote a “100% adoption across your enterprise in 90 days or your money back”.

 

LumoFlow targets highly networked business managers and executives who want to move beyond email filtering. LumoFlow has visual and intuitive tools to motivate people to share knowledge and manage tasks more effectively. LumoFlow is designed for business managers, who need instant communication, agile task tracking and clear overviews.

 

Opal is for organizations that want to build strong, effective teams that stay in sync, work better with others, and improve everyday. Opal has a number of apps that help focus the collective ingenuity and passion of teams, to help bring out the best in everyone. They focus on upgraded communication, mutual motivation and focused functionality.

 

SharePoint 2010 focuses on helping companies share ideas and finding the right business information to make better decisions. They are big into creating custom solutions for specific goals.

 

Social Cast enables secure enterprise collaboration software to unite people, information and applications across the enterprise in a collaborative community. They focus on helping customers discover data in real-time in order to help employees focus on meaningful work and share knowledge.

 

Yammer is pushing to revolutionize internal corporate communications by bringing together all of a company’s employees inside a private and secure enterprise social network. Yammer compares its ease of use to consumer products like Facebook or Twitter, but classifies itself as an enterprise-class software built from the ground up to drive business objectives.

more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Jennifer Gillett
Scoop.it!

Screen Capture Software

Screen Capture Software | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it

Capture anything you see on your PC screen with SnapIt. It is convenient tool for graphic designers, bloggers who capture and crop images for their posts, for tech writers who need to describe menus and interfaces of applications, web designers and those who work with graphics every day. It captures and auto saves images with one click.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

10 Top Collaboration Tools For Your Nonprofit Organization

10 Top Collaboration Tools For Your Nonprofit Organization | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it

As nonprofits get more efficient and leaner in managing a 21st century workforce, they’re discovering that all kinds of Web 2.0 collaboration tools can help team members in multiple locations communicate smarter and faster with each other. The tools also can help you work closer with partner organizations and volunteers.


Here are five tools that we’ve encouraged our nonprofit clients to try out. Not all of them may be right for your needs, and not all are free. We suggest testing them out with small teams to see how they can help you become a more social and collaborative organization.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by giova.panasiti from Online Collaboration Tools
Scoop.it!

Two New Tools To Organize Your Meetings More Effectively: Agreedo and Meetin.gs

Agreedo and Meeting.gs are two new web-based services promising to simplify the organization and management of your meetings, whether they are online or off. 

Both tools allow you to easily share documents and other files to other meeting participants as well as to create and maintain effective meeting agendas. 

Check both of them out here:
http://www.agreedo.com
http://meetin.gs

 


Via Robin Good
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

Real-Time Collaborative Text Editing: Piratepad Beta

Real-Time Collaborative Text Editing: Piratepad Beta | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it

This is in beta but it does work OK - you can type and edit text in real-time together with other peple while seeign their changes live.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

What Is Internet Video Conferencing

Video-Conferencing. Flight schedules and ticket prices combined with main employees traveling for days away from the office can wreak havoc on marketing and sales budgets. Looking out for a better option can be as simple ...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by giova.panasiti from Online Collaboration Tools
Scoop.it!

Top 7 Collaboration Software Tools for Successful Freelancers

Top 7 Collaboration Software Tools for Successful Freelancers | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it

Freelancers are people who have first-hand knowledge about effective collaboration. Often they have to deal with remote teams. Freelancers may also have to deal with both location differences and time zone differences.


For successful communication and file sharing many freelancers use online services like Skype, email and ICQ.

 

However, anyone who has used these tools knows that having too many active applications is not convenient and may cause your computer to become overloaded.

 

As a result of an overloaded machine, you may have to stop all your project work for an undetermined period of time.


Via Robin Good
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

30 Greatest Online Project Management and Collaboration Tools For Easy Communication

30 Greatest Online Project Management and Collaboration Tools For Easy Communication | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it

Project management and collaboration skills play a major role in every business and often the outcome of a project is highly affected by the initial planning and monitoring stages of a project. Project management is especially important for small and flexible businesses where all the work is based on a few people who have to communicate and develop the workflow. Globalization has made collaboration even more essential since many modern businesses like web design agencies don’t even have a constant address – people all around the world are working from their home.

 

Web-based project management and collaboration tools are the top choice of hundreds of entrepreneurs and thousands of small and medium size businesses. These tools will maximize your productivity, organization, and help you keep on top of your projects effortlessly. Keep track of your projects, manage your workers, set milestones, schedule your work, upload your files, send invoices, sync with your mobile – all of these features and more make these apps almost necessary.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by giova.panasiti from Online Collaboration Tools
Scoop.it!

Collaborative Brainstorming in the Cloud: GroupZap Does It!

Collaborative Brainstorming in the Cloud: GroupZap Does It! | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it

The easiest way to brainstorm visually and document your thoughts and strategies.

 

Your free whiteboard online in the cloud can be accessed immediately with no need to register: just invite people via email or IM and start collaborating.


Via Robin Good
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

Introducing Google Docs To Your Class: Tips for introducing online collaboration to students 1 of 3

Introducing Google Docs To Your Class: Tips for introducing online collaboration to students 1 of 3 | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it

As our first Google Docs project began to gather pace last school year, I realised that the children were finding it difficult to work together. With hindsight it is easier to recognise that the children were not only being introduced to a new piece of technology (the Docs tool) but also their traditional way of working was to be challenged by the new concept of working collaboratively in an online document.


 


It was clear that the children were unsure about the way they should be working together. They were each working on their own laptop and it was not the technical side of things that they struggled with, it was the fact they were expected to interact with others in their group as well as use a screen. I found it very useful to model the process. Just as I would if I were showing the children a style of writing in Literacy or a type of stretch in PE.


 


I worked with a colleague on an example document and gave the class a running commentary as to what we were doing. As we worked we talked to each other and I underlined some of the key features of what made that short demo collaboration successful for us.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

Skype For iPad – Calls, Video Chat, Instant Messaging & Web SMS

Skype For iPad – Calls, Video Chat, Instant Messaging & Web SMS | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it
The much awaited iPad variant of the official Skype client for iOS appeared in the iTunes App Store early yesterday morning but was pulled from ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

Web Conferencing Coming to Skype With GoToMeeting Integration

Web Conferencing Coming to Skype With GoToMeeting Integration | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it
Thanks to a partnership announced Tuesday with Citrix Online, Skype users will get web conferencing functionality later this year. By making use of Citrix’s popular GoToMeeting conferencing product, Skype users will be able to easily quickly set up online meetings with an audio conferencing bridge that enables users to join via Skype or through public switched telephone network (PSTN) phone numbers. Web conferences will make use of Skype’s SILK codec for high-quality audio, and will also enable annotated screensharing.

Voice and video chat provider Skype is hoping that by making hosting of meetings and web conferences a seamless experience, its product will become more appealing for business users. Presumably, users will be able to pay for GoToMeeting access with their Skype credit and sign into GoToMeeting using their Skype credentials, or perhaps it will be added to a premium business subscription plan (GoToMeeting currently costs $49 per month). But don’t get too excited about this integration just yet; it’s not expected to actually become available until the fourth quarter of this year.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

Police Force Uses Video Conferencing Solutions

Police Force Uses Video Conferencing Solutions | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it
Video conferencing solutions are utilized all over the world by different organizations, private or not. Universities, hospitals, and trial courts are known to benefit greatly from telepresence solutions.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

Skype for Windows Can Now Video Chat with Facebook, Adds Group Screen Sharing and Push to Talk

Skype for Windows Can Now Video Chat with Facebook, Adds Group Screen Sharing and Push to Talk | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it
The newest version of Skype lets you initiate IMs and video chat sessions with Facebook users, even if they aren't running Skype. It also includes group screen sharing, a push to talk feature, and HD video for certain webcams.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

4 Strategies for Working With Designers Without Killing Each Other

4 Strategies for Working With Designers Without Killing Each Other | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it
Collaboration is a must for many design projects. Here are some tips for successfully collaborating with peers without killing each other.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by giova.panasiti from Online Collaboration Tools
Scoop.it!

Group Collaboration and Task Management With Oogwave

Group Collaboration and Task Management With Oogwave | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it

Oogwave is a new online collaboration tool which  empowers users to coordinate campaigns or events, store and share files or track status on the tasks or reports.

 

With Oogwave users can:
- Create multiple workgroups and work in small teams.

 

- Manage and track personal as well as work tasks.

 

- Manage meetings and track minutes of meeting with milestones.

 

- Generate Ideas, have discussions and viewpoints within a group and then share across.

 

- Manage work content and files, with complete access controls.

 

- With integrated communication, can work with emails, text and voice chat with colleagues.

 

Oogwave is currently available in English language only and is free of any license cost for unlimited workgroup and space. Available for computers and touchpad devices.


Via Robin Good
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

Introducing Google Docs To Your Class: Tips for introducing online collaboration to students 1 of 3 | edte.ch

As our first Google Docs project began to gather pace last school year, I realised that the children were finding it difficult to work together. With hindsight it is easier to recognise that the children were not only being introduced to a new piece of technology (the Docs tool) but also their traditional way of working was to be challenged by the new concept of working collaboratively in an online document.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

Kune: a web tool to encourage collaboration, content sharing and free culture

Kune: a web tool to encourage collaboration, content sharing and free culture...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by giova.panasiti from Online Collaboration Tools
Scoop.it!

File-Sharing Comes To Your Own Server: Open-Source SparkleShare

File-Sharing Comes To Your Own Server: Open-Source SparkleShare | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it

SparkleShare is a collaboration and sharing tool that is designed to keep things simple and to stay out of your way.

 

SparkleShare is Free and Open Source software and is built by people who care about privacy and freedom.


Via Robin Good
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

30 Greatest Online Project Management and Collaboration Tools For Easy Communication!

30 Greatest Online Project Management and Collaboration Tools For Easy Communication! | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it
Project management and collaboration skills play a major role in every business and often the outcome of a project is highly affected by the initial planning and monitoring stages of a project.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

9 Web Conferencing Platforms for Education and Collaboration 2.0: What Should Your Organizations Use?

9 Web Conferencing Platforms for Education and Collaboration 2.0: What Should Your Organizations Use? | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it

 Have you ever been in a classroom and the teacher asked, “if you can hear me please click on the smiley face?” If so, you have (RT @TechChange: New Post! What web conferencing/webinar platform should your organization use?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

5 Collaboration Tools Demonstrate How the Future Web Will Act

5 Collaboration Tools Demonstrate How the Future Web Will Act | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it

The ability to collaborate with individuals and groups around the world is one of the greatest gifts offered by the new breed of online tool. These tools, and perhaps the web in general, are evolving to become more interactive and feature rich.

 

With the eventual adoption of HTML5 and its heavy support for AJAX, web pages are quickly becoming web applications in a foreshadowing of the next standard for web sites. Take note of these new tools as they will usher in the expectation that all sites begin to function instead of merely house information.

 

Below are 5 new breed collaboration tools making heavy use of HMTL5.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by giova.panasiti
Scoop.it!

Vonage Introduces iPhone VoIP App With Free 15 Minute Call

Vonage Introduces iPhone VoIP App With Free 15 Minute Call | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it
Vonage, the home voice-over-IP company, has introduced an iPhone app to compete with Skype. The new app, Time to Call, lets users make VoIP calls over 3G (in the US or Canada) or Wi-Fi (worldwide).
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by giova.panasiti from Online Collaboration Tools
Scoop.it!

New Free Webconferencing Tool Supports Mobile Devices Too: MiceMeeting

New Free Webconferencing Tool Supports Mobile Devices Too: MiceMeeting | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it
New free webconferencing tool, makes it extra-easy to upload files and to share them with others while being able to see individual participants' live mouse cursor.

MiceMeeting integrates also zooming, Skype integration, embedding, and full social network integration and full support for mobile devices.

Definitely worth trying.
Via Robin Good
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by giova.panasiti from Online Collaboration Tools
Scoop.it!

High-Definition Video Conferencing Comes To GoToMeeting

High-Definition Video Conferencing Comes To GoToMeeting | Online Collaboration | Scoop.it
Citrix GoToMeeting, a web conferencing solution that we’ve written about previously, has unveiled the ability to create high-definition video conferences. The new service, which is dubbed HDFaces and was announced last October, allows users to create video conferences with up to six attendees at no additional cost.

The new feature is built into the latest version of the GoToMeeting software, and doesn’t require any fancy equipment — any webcam and microphone will do, although headsets will most likely be needed to keep room noise down, or users can choose to dial into an audio bridge. Each stream can be displayed at a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, for a total maximum resolution of 1920 x 960 pixels.
Via Robin Good
more...
No comment yet.