Kablink, the Novell-sponsored open source platform that provides collaboration tools that can be integrated into every business, today announced the availability of Kablink 2.0 with teaming functionality. With Kablink, users can integrate the most popular collaboration tools (blogs, wikis, forums, microblogs) into their infrastructure and harness the power of their knowledge workers under one standardized platform. Check out this video with Kablink Community manager, Brent McConnell, which discusses the evolution of enterprise collaboration and offers a first look at Kablink 2.0.
Kablink provides the foundation the Novell Teaming solutions. As a preview of the enterprise products, Kablink is an excellent way for IT departments to start planning and building teaming and conferencing solutions today. The new release includes an updated user interface, advanced workflow features, and features to allow users to find the most relevant information in their organization quickly and effectively.
According to Robert Mahowald, Research director at IDC, “The worldwide collaboration market for integrated collaborative environments is expected to grow to $3.3 billion by 2012. Interest in these productivity tools is increasing and open source collaborative solutions with robust functionality, like Kablink, offer customers a compelling value proposition, allowing them to get their feet wet at minimal cost. A pilot approach, using open source tools, can help customers to address immediate productivity needs, while positioning themselves to adopt enterprise offerings as the economy improves and their business grows.”
Bridging the gap between content and collaboration
Almost all most all organizations have thought leaders and product content, but finding the data, the experts and a way to work together can present significant challenges. Kablink allows users can harness the knowledge within their organizations, ensuring that experts can be found and leveraged for maximum productivity. New features include:
Advanced Workflow: Perhaps the single most powerful capability in Kablink, advanced workflow allows users and administrators to define and create processes as well as connect data with each process to ensure consistency and efficiency across business functions.
Expertise Locator: This built-in functionality helps users to find the most relevant information, resources and people within an organization. Reducing the amount of time users spend looking for information, Expertise Locator identifies the people in your organization who are actively working on the topic of interest with every search.
Personal Relevancy: This highly customizable tool allows users to set preferences, ensuring that the most important information rises to the top and the user is kept informed and involved in the conversations that are most relevant for them.
For more information vist the Kablink community site.