Collaboration as a Business Function

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With collaboration and community tools like blogs, wikis, forums, tagging, and rating systems, the enterprise has become filled with collaboration tools to enable productivity. However, the lack of integration in all these platforms creates not only Data Silos but Collaboration Silos. All objects in the enterprise have “potential” for collaboration, we just need to understand how to unleash that potential without creating Collaboration Silos.

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Brent McConnell


Brent McConnell works for Novell and helps coordinate community activity for the Kablink and iFolder open source projects. Prior to joining Novell Brent spent 7 years with Hewlett Packards working in their Linux Expertise Center helping HP partners take full advantage of the Linux kernel on HP hardware.

  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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