Feature Packed: A Competitive Look at Next-Generation Collaboration with Novell Teaming
by Ken Baker
Novell Connection Magazine - August 2008
Here's an excerpt:
I have to admit that Swiss Army Knives are pretty cool. There’s a US$120 model that, in addition to two different knife blades, also has a corkscrew, bottle opener, can opener, wire stripper, screwdriver, toothpick, scissors, reamer, wood saw, digital altimeter and digital thermometer. But, if I need a quality saw for a carpentry project I’m working on, I’m not going to buy the US$120 Swiss Army Knife for the job. I’m going to get the saw best suited to the task. Not only will that make my job easier and me more successful, but it might even save me money. It all goes back to the age-old advice of getting the right tool for the job.
Likewise, when it comes to enhancing employee and team productivity with next-generation collaboration, Novell Teaming is the right tool for the job. Next-generation collaboration with Novell Teaming goes beyond traditional collaboration methods. It enables you to leverage Web 2.0 technologies that eliminate barriers to information sharing while fostering a more dynamic work environment that can increase creativity, productivity and overall effectiveness. (See Feature-Rich, Next-Generation Collaboration.) Novell Teaming not only enhances collaboration through the use of Web 2.0 tools such as social networking, blogs and wikis, but it allows you to bring structure and context to all of your collaboration and information-sharing efforts.
For example, in the area of project management, project leaders and team members can leverage Novell Teaming workspaces to store and organize all information related to a specific project, such as milestones, tasks, expected outcomes, ideas, research, work in progress and more. In addition to workspaces, through the use of metadata, Novell Teaming enables you to digitally connect data from different collaboration sources (e.g., wikis, blogs, forums, e-mail, calendars, documents and Web pages) and aggregate relevant information based on the contextual needs of a specific project. (See Figure 1.)
These elements of Novell Teaming help you more effectively, creatively and intelligently create, access, use, make sense of and profit from the information key to the projects you manage. They also allow you to better manage other information- and collaboration-dependent activities within your organization, including knowledge management, problem resolution, case management, business planning and document lifecycle management.
Read the rest of the article here
Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.