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June 1, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 12:08pm

Collaboration tools

There is too much data and too many documents flying around for us not to be collaborating

By Vinod

With so much data flying about in documents it is amazing that more firms have not invested in making collaboration tools ubiquitous.

Latest version nightmares abound. Workflow and productivity is impacted as people wait for documents to changed, closed, saved and or forwarded via email. Really! This is 2016 and most of us are still doing it in the same way we did when we first got Lotus123 back in 1994.

The cloud is of course changing that and there are some decent candidates in the collaboration space. Heard of Slack? It is an online collaboration tool which it says is used by three million people every day. The firm says over 900,000 of these users are paying. In April 2016 it raised $200m – putting a paper valuation of $2.8bn on the firm. In April 2015 it raised $160m

Huddle is another rocketing start-up in the collaboration space.

Started in 2006 in London the firm raised £40m in 2014. It is a cloud based collaboration service.

Atlassian is a firm that has been gain some attention of late. Egnyte are also getting noticed. Dropbox and Googledrive remain the big beasts in online sharing.

In 2014 there was a boom of software collaboration tools coming on to the market which were described as email killers.
Most of use wouldn’t object to that.

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