Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Wiki for SMBs

Back in March, James Gaskin published an article in Network World in which he profiled a small business' successful use of SamePage enterprise wiki.

In the article, Gaskin quotes Armen Grigorian, a manager at Defoe Fournier and Company, and writes:

“We needed a way for people to collaborate on projects. All our projects have at least six people involved." In a company of a dozen people, half the employees work together on each project. The problem is, those employees are scattered around, between headquarters in New York City, Atlanta, Rochester, Pittsburgh, and even Armenia. Grigorian continues with a description that sounds like most small businesses. “There's no real IT department or money to develop a custom application. We rely on typical tools for small businesses, like Excel and Word from Microsoft. We're all finance and accounting people who can just barely use a computer.”

Now, it's even easier for small and mid-sized businesses to get started with SamePage. Last week, we announced that SamePage is now available on, which is a one-stop shop, or marketplace of name brand, on-demand SaaS applications for everything an SMB needs to start or manage their business. It's a Renovatix Solutions' site.

“Online social and professional collaboration of open source content has quickly become the de-facto method for idea exchange,” said J. Scott Robinson, general manager, Renovatix Solutions. “We’re very pleased to work with eTouch to add SamePage to our suite of applications to provide SMBs everywhere a very efficient tool to collaborate with their teams and customers.”

Visitors to can register for a free trial of SamePage. Purchasing options start at $100 per month for up to 20 users. Know someone who runs, owns or does IT for an SMB? Send them to!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Enterprise 2.0 turns 3

Did you know the term Enterprise 2.0 was first coined in 2006 by Andrew McAfee, associate professor of technology and operations management at Harvard Business School? He published an article in MIT's Sloan Management Review on April 1, but it was no joke. And it helped to formulate a movement behind the technologies driving the market.

Andrew is prolific on the topic of enterprise 2.0. He's active on Twitter, his blog and speaks at many events. C.G. Lynch with IDG News Service published an interview with Andrew in which Lynch asked questions about what's next for the market.

Andrew said he sees all types of engagements of enterprise 2.0 technologies.

"I definitely get the strong impression that the use of these Enterprise 2.0 tools within companies for business purposes is accelerating instead of decelerating. One of the really heartening things is that this isn't just a phenomenon for high-tech companies, or companies that employ tons of Gen Y workers. It's happening at different kinds of companies, industries and sectors of the economy."

Read the rest of the article. Also, Andrew has a new book coming out soon, entitled: Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for your Organization's Toughest Challenges.

What do you think is next for enterprise 2.0?

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