With Connect, LivingSocial is adding tools such as tailored social media communications, personalized deal offers and email messages into its Merchant Center marketing platform.
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Do you have too many items on your todo list or in your email inbox? If so, you might want to learn some of the insider techniques and tools our own David Gewirtz has put into practice to keep his very busy schedule under control.
The Australian government is undertaking a feasibility study to understand whether offering email and desktop productivity tools as a service would be viable.
Biz4Afrika is offering email, hosting and collaboration tools through the online hub for entrepreneurs in South Africa.
If your email, calendar, and apps are all in the cloud, why not do the same with your software asset management tools?
Zoho, a cloud CRM provider, updated its tools with MailMagnet, which sorts email based on active sales leads.
Atos to adopt social business practices and tools, implementing a 'zero email' policy to stop staff from sending unnecessary emails to each other
Email is not going away even though other communication tools have risen up. It's still a challenge to make it more productive.
I first covered ePals almost three and half years ago, highlighting the emerging safe social network and email-based collaboration tools for K12 students. Since then, we've seen them roll out a full-featured social learning platform, layer their role-based communications tools on top of Live@Edu (now Office365 for Education), and finally raise $23 million in an IPO on the Toronto Stock Exchange in August.
Last year Hotmail introduced what it calls 'dynamic' email tools; if you get a message with links to photos, videos, office documents, parcel delivery status or a few other useful things, you see them live in your email — thumbnails of the images instead of links to online photo sites, a player for video links, whether your parcel has been delivered already. Xobni's new gadgets bring something similar to Outlook — but for rather more services — based on OpenSocial.
Of late, many of my organisational computational tools are online (Google Apps for company email, contacts, calendar and presentations; WordPress, Eventbrite, MailChimp, Google Analytics, bit.ly, Vimeo, and DreamHost panel for my website; Remember The Milk todo manager, NetVibes feed reader, online banking, Flickr for my blog… you get the idea).
VMware has launched Zimbra Collaboration Server 7 — an open-source suite of collaboration tools that support email, group calendars and document sharing — which the company says provides better tools for both casual and power users.
Microsoft's Steve Ballmer has announced in an internal email that Bob Mulgia, head of the Server and Tools business unit (STB), is to leave Microsoft in the summer after 23 years at the company.
Microsoft veteran and Server & Tools Business (STB) President Bob Muglia is leaving Microsoft, according to an email that CEO Steve Ballmer sent to employees on January 10.
Xerox has announced new tools for those who want to print documents from their mobile phones or other email-enabled devices.The company's Mobile Print Solution (XMPS), which will become generally available in early 2011, will let people securely email their files, such as Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files, to their firm's private server, from which XMPS will send a confirmation code back to the user.
With its feature-rich and usable document editing, sharing and collaboration tools, plus email, Google Apps is the hosted office suite to beat.
Research In Motion has offered the Indian government information and tools to help government agencies monitor communications sent via the BlackBerry's email and messaging services.
Mind mapping is one of those techniques that a lot of people might find useful but that's never really become mainstream. Version 9 of Mindjet's £199 MindManager tools adds better integration with Office, especially Outlook, and (optionally) SharePoint to make it fit better into the way most of us work with documents and increase the chance that people might draw up a mind map rather than dash off an email.
Pulse, which will be interoperable with Google Wave, will combine email, document authoring and social-messaging tools with enterprise-oriented security and management
Forrester has published a set of workplace benchmarks that reveal what workers generally need---and don't. The big takeaway: Workers have too much technology and software licenses when they'd really be happy with just a browser, email and a few handy social networking tools.
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