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In This Issue
- MindTouch Launches Attack on Stagnant Corporate Intranets
- Latest MindTouch Community News
- Introducing Zenoss + MindTouch Integration
- Letter from the CEO: The Future of Collaborative Networks
Introducing Enterprise Collaborative Networking
This week we announced the immediate availability of the first of three turnkey collaborative network solutions we intend to launch over the next six months. The MindTouch Collaborative Intranet, built on our popular MindTouch 2009 open source collaboration platform, addresses the failure of current corporate portals and enterprise social networks to deliver value to business users, while simultaneously transforming a company’s IT staff into an army of application developers.
Watch the Video
This video highlights the functionality of MindTouch as a corporate intranet
We are now launching an attack on stagnant corporate Intranets!
By deploying MindTouch Collaborative Intranet, you can now federate content from across the data and application silos your employees use each day — ERP, CRM, file servers, email, databases, web-services infrastructures, social networks — to create a vibrant real time information fabric. MindTouch Collaborative Intranet connects the legacy business systems your company uses every day and pulls data from each individual silo into a single, common and unified Web interface. Unlike more traditional approaches to data federation — such as static portals or plug-in-dependent wikis — MindTouch Collaborative Intranet presents the data in a format that is interactive, collaborative and scalable. And with operational excellence near the top of every manager’s performance objectives this year, MindTouch Collaborative Intranet becomes a highly-valuable tool to drive greater visibility and transparency across an organization’s business.
MindTouch Community News
June has been a great month. Community members like yourself have been very active in the forums and the wiki, fleshing out existing documentation, adding new one, and even contributing new extensions and code. In case you missed it, read all about it in our biweekly community news posts here and here. On behalf of the entire community I want to thank bizzz, blakeh, btnelson, crb, flash39, ivan.zderadicka, justinvp, kenfortune, langke, methius, neilw, nickd, pasukaru, polo, rberinger, sean, tcplomp, and everyone else for your time and effort in helping others get the most out of MindTouch!
If you haven’t gotten involved yet, it’s easy super easy! See a mistake on a page, edit it! Have a cool script to share, post it! See a question you know the answer to, answer it! Speak another language, help us translate to it! Found a bug, report it!
Introducing Zenoss + MindTouch Integration!
Zenoss is an open source monitoring application used to monitor the health and performance of your IT
infrastructure. Monitoring infrastructure is only half the battle. Having a collaborative network to store
troubleshooting procedures and passwords is also necessary for many of these users. One solution is to mash-up the monitoring capabilities of Zenoss Core with Mindtouch’s collaborative network of knowledge-sharing and collaboration capabilities. As a MindTouch user we thought you might benefit from the synergy between both of these platforms. You can read about the MindTouch/Zenoss mash-up on the Zenoss blog or find out more about Zenoss solutions here.
Letter from the CEO: The Future of Collaborative Networks
I recently wrote at Ostatic about The Future of Collaborative Networks. It is an important post that I’ll be building on in the coming months. This first post introduces Collaborative Networks and explains the differences between these and social software and social networks. I encourage you to read the full post. It provides insight into how we think about enterprise collaboration here at MindTouch and it also makes it clear where we will continue to steer the product.
“Rather than focusing on socialization, one to one interactions and individual enrichment, businesses must be concerned with creating an information fabric within their organizations. This information fabric is a federation of content from the multiplicity of data and application silos utilized on a daily basis; such as, ERP, CRM, file servers, email, databases, web-services infrastructures, etc. When you make this information fabric easy to edit between groups of individuals in a dynamic, secure, governed and real-time manner, it creates a Collaborative Network.
This is very different from social networks or social software, which is focused entirely on enabling conversations. Collaborative Networks are focused on groups accessing and organizing data into actionable formats that enable decision making, collaboration and reuse. Collaborative Networks will increasingly be critically important to business and organizations by helping to establish a culture of innovation and by delivering operational excellence.” Continue to the Entire Article.