A high-level view of the collaboration software market....

Collaboration tool vendors are selling products to customers as diverse as states, local jurisdictions and several wings of the Defense Department.   For example, the Connecting Windsor-Essex public Web portal in Ontario uses IBM's Lotus Workplace [sic -- I think they mean Team Workplace, aka Quickplace] and Instant Messaging applications, along with IBM's WebSphere Portal, to provide community groups with online collaboration tools they wouldn't otherwise have. The local Rotary Club is the first on board with the service, dubbed the Community Connector, but expansion to other groups is expected soon.
"The management is being done by someone within the Rotary," said Connecting Windsor-Essex spokesperson Kristina Verner. "We just create their place, and they go off and moderate it [and] customize it."
Link: GCN: Team Players >

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