It’s a closed deal. The media has widely reported the imminent acquisition
of Yammer, the enterprise social network provider, by Microsoft for a
whistle-evoking 1.2 Billion dollars. Everyone knows something big is
happening here, and experts, in characteristic style, have quickly
congregated around opposite ends of the pole – equally shrill in lauding or
denouncing the move.
It is unclear as yet how Yammer will fit in Microsoft’s product portfolio
– will it be used to bolster Sharepoint’s outdated and weak social
capabilities? Or will it go the Skype way, where Microsoft uses it to enter
enterprises through the backdoor (employees using it in small groups with or
without official approval), and then upsell heavier Microsoft enterprise
products like Sharepoint, Dynamics CRM and Office through integration points?
Social business is the winner
But underlying both of ... (more)
Collaboration, or the act of working together, is universal across business
types and industries – education, healthcare, real estate, government or
any other. However, each industry has its own specific language for referring
to things, and puts different emphasis on different collaborative
The purpose of this series is to use a simple visual format to describe how
cloud collaboration technology could be useful in your industry.
The first infograph is about cloud collaboration software in the healthcare
and wellness industry – hospitals, doctors offices, laboratories,... (more)
Jim Sweeney has more than 35 years of experience in the development and
integration of a broad range of enterprise IT applications and technologies.
He has held several roles including technical, sales and marketing positions
over his career. For the last four years, Jim has served as the Manager of
the Virtualization and Cloud Computing Consulting Practice at GTSI, working
with different federal, state and local agencies on a variety of technical
solutions primarily focused in the areas of server, desktop, application
virtualization as well as storage virtualizatio... (more)
Technology has been taken over by the Cloud. Putting it in simple terms,
‘Cloud’ is the new meme used to describe nirvana from clogged up
computers and saving files directly to the internet. So how does it work?
Essentially, instead of saving files to a hard disk or using software on a
computer that is directly installed, the Cloud offers the ability to quickly
and easily access these files using an Internet connection. It all sounds
very swish, but what actually are the benefits?
Services that offer Cloud storage can provide businesses with the storage
space that they simply wo... (more)
While it makes sense to take a strategic approach towards collaboration
software, as a tool which will have far reaching effects on how a business
operates, oftentimes, businesses opt for collaboration software in response
to an immediate problem. This is a first of a series of informative articles
we will feature on the HyperOffice blog that deal with common problems that
businesses face, and how they can be solved by HyperOffice as well as other
As iPhone becomes popular as a business tool, employees quite naturally want
to be able to access and sync Outlook and iP... (more)