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Book’d: Fewer Vowels, Better Booking

Book’d: Fewer Vowels, Better Booking

There’s a new online booking service on the block, and it’s called Book’d. While there are several other SaaS outlets for small enterprise to do this sort of thing, two simple characteristics make Book’d standout.

First, it’s the only booking service ReadWriteWeb could find that also allows your enterprise to do online invoicing on top of…

IBM Expands Its SaaS Offerings With LotusLive Connections

IBM Expands Its SaaS Offerings With LotusLive Connections

As a major addition to its on-demand suite, IBM has unveiled LotusLive Connections at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference, where it won the Cloud Computing Technology Buyers’ Choice Award.

LotusLive has long revolved around Web conferencing, with other features being somewhat secondary. The real power for the enterprise came from IBM’s Lotus…

The New MindTouch Collaborative Intranet: Way More Than Just Wiki

The New MindTouch Collaborative Intranet: Way More Than Just Wiki

MindTouch, the collaborative software that began as a fork of MediaWiki, has just launched the first of three new turnkey collaborative networks for the enterprise that go far beyond the software’s beginnings as a wiki.

With the next two scheduled to be made public in the next six months, this first new release is of the MindTouch Collaborative…

Community Platform Central Desktop Joins the Microblogging Fray

Community Platform Central Desktop Joins the Microblogging Fray

Central Desktop, a leading SaaS collaboration platform, has entered the ranks of those adding microblogging capabilities. The announcement comes as part of the first day of Enterprise 2.0 conference.

Twitter-like short messaging is the hot new supplement to the feature set of collaborative tools, and there are more than a few startups that…

Lotus Symphony 1.3 Adds Microsoft Office Support

Lotus Symphony 1.3 Adds Microsoft Office Support

Today’s 1.3 release of IBM’s free Lotus Symphony productivity suite may not be the most innovative of improvements, but it’s a product that addresses core needs of the enterprise as it exists today.

The flagship addition is full support for importing Microsoft Office 2007 documents. Other new features include the ability to drag-and-drop…

Gratis is Good: Socialcast Makes its SaaS Enterprise Platform Free

Gratis is Good: Socialcast Makes its SaaS Enterprise Platform Free

Socialcast, the enterprise communication and collaboration platform oft-compared to Friendfeed, is making its basic service completely free, with no limit on users and administration capabilities.

This news marks a tidal shift in strategy for the company, since previously only a 10-user version was free, and was $1 per user per month after…

Present.ly Stays Competitive With Key Microblogging Features

Present.ly Stays Competitive With Key Microblogging Features

Enterprise microblogging app Present.ly has added two new features. The first, announced on the 12th, is the ability to import external RSS feeds directly in to your stream. The second, revealed today, is a bevy of new metrics and statistics on claimed Present.ly accounts.

While neither is exactly groundbreaking in microblogging, their addition…

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Announces Final Four Launch Pad Companies

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Announces Final Four Launch Pad Companies

Enterprise 2.0 Conference, the premiere gathering for those who care about Web 2.0 technologies within the enterprise, announced on Friday the four companies to present live as part of their Launch Pad program.

Those fortunate enough to make their presentation are chosen through a competition involving both video and Twitter rounds. Here’s our…

CollectiveX Gets Axed, Rebrands as Groupsite.com

CollectiveX Gets Axed, Rebrands as Groupsite.com

As of now, the brand of custom social network service CollectiveX is no more, and the “social collaboration communities” of Groupsite.com have taken its place. Obvious names for social web platforms may not be all the rage (Ning, anyone?), but a move to Groupsite/s will definitely be a boon for communicating what the service is all about.

The…

Take Your Sites to the Cloud (for Free) with Force.com

Take Your Sites to the Cloud (for Free) with Force.com

Today, Salesforce.com has taken their enterprise cloud computing to the next level with Force.com Sites.

The new offering from this “platform as a service” allows anyone to easily build a fully-featured website using the very same cloud infrastructure it has provided for applications. In other words, a comprehensive website can now be created…

Can $890,000 Make MediaWiki Useful?

Can $890,000 Make MediaWiki Useful?

Late last year, an $890,000 grant was awarded to the Wikimedia Foundation (the non-profit behind Wikipedia). It was dedicated solely to a new Usability Initiative for improvements to MediaWiki.

Now, the first designs and prototypes have been made public.

Though only a fraction of what’s in store, the work done so far is showing real promise…

Obayoo: Silly Name, Serious Enterprise Microblogging

Obayoo: Silly Name, Serious Enterprise Microblogging

Launched earlier this month, Obayoo (pronounced oh-bio) is a private social network for microblogging and file sharing within your company. It’s available for free on a SaaS basis and accessed through your company email address.

Obayoo appends a Twitter-like interface with the kind of features that Twitter itself has yet to implement, such as…

KnowledgeTree Makes Upgrades to its Open Source Document Manager

KnowledgeTree Makes Upgrades to its Open Source Document Manager

KnowledgeTree, the open source document management system for the enterprise, has a new release featuring some small but significant updates to their software.

In the 3.6.1 version announced yesterday, KnowledgeTree has ramped up their alerts feature with specification by document type, and added configurable electronic signatures, easing the…

Wagn 1.0 Blazes a Bold New Trail in Wiki Software

Wagn 1.0 Blazes a Bold New Trail in Wiki Software

Today marks the 1.0 release of Wagn, a pioneering yet little-known software that wiki inventor Ward Cunningham has called “one of the freshest contributions to wiki since I coined the term.”

Created by the non-profit Grass Commons and jump-started by a grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust, Wagn has been quietly honed into a tool that breaks new…

Google Launches A Guide to Enterprise Apps Deployment

Google Launches A Guide to Enterprise Apps Deployment

If you’re about to deploy Google Apps for your business, today is your lucky day. This morning, an official site dedicated to Google Apps Deployment for Enterprise was unveiled.

Broken down into deployment planning and user adoption, the new resource is basically a treasure-trove of information on rolling out Google Apps in your business. It’s…