The way we work is changing. There’s no reason why everyone can’t be connected and collaborating even from outside the office. There are a lot of IT collaboration tools out there for companies that want to start small or go big. Below are three that you might consider as it relates to your IT collaboration:
Co-op allows you to stay in touch with coworkers, ask questions, update agendas, track time, share knowledge all in one place. A workstream displays all the updates coming in from your team and you can share your agenda and what you plan to accomplish each day. It’s a lot like Twitter for your business projects. If you don’t have time to read through the workstream, there’s even a section that just shows everyone’s last project update. It stores the information so you can go back into history to find anything you’ve missed.
Co-op allows information to move faster and more streamlined than email to keep you up to date on group progress and share information. It’s a simple no frills tool.
Cyn.in is a product of Cynapse. The free open-source community edition offers users a variety of collaboration tools including wikis, blogs, event calendars, file repositories, discussion boards, image galleries, customizable dashboards and more. The free edition can be used with a team of any size but comes with very limited support.
If your organization wants to purchase Cyn.in’s On-Demand or On-Premise editions, prices start at $499/month and come with optional add-on services like training, migration and custom hosting.
Shartonix is a free open-source secure social network for your company that allows you to share with coworkers, clients and partners online. It’s compatible with HTML5 and smartphone friendly. You can customize your product by adding apps like spam protectors, email domain checks on sign-up and QR code generators. It allows you to get real-time updates, share multimedia messages and integrates with Facebook and Twitter.
Unlike Co-op or Cyn.in, Sharetronix is entirely customizable.
Are you using an IT collaboration tools? What works in your organization?