For many companies, collaboration remains the Holy Grail. Key players include Citrix, Cisco and Microsoft as well as many startups aiming to bring collaboration to the enterprise. The big question: Will collaboration be a new market or a feature in larger enterprise applications from the likes of Oracle and SAP?

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Getting on board with collaboration tools

At the Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, tech executives discuss how they trained clients and employees to be more comfortable using online collaboration tools. Speakers include Greg Biggers of Chordiant, Len Devanna of EMC, Michael Pusateri of Disney, and moderator Sam Lawrence of Jive Software.

September 8, 2008 in Collaboration

A world without Windows?

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with senior editor Sam Diaz about new "instant-on" features that allow a PC to boot up without using Microsoft Windows. They discuss how tech companies such as Dell and Intel are all working on new technologies that enable users to get faster access to e-mail, calendars, and Web browsing.

August 15, 2008 in Collaboration

Scaling fast-growing Facebook

Jonathan Heiliger, vice president of technical operations at Facebook, talks with CNET Editor in Chief Dan Farber about devising the infrastructure to support the social network's hypergrowth.

June 23, 2008 in Collaboration

Loopt launches new app for iPhone

At Apple’s WWDC 2008 in San Francisco, Sam Altman, CEO of Loopt, previews a new application for the iPhone that uses location-based services. The new app blends social networks with the Maps application, so you can see where your friends are. You can also go to their journals to see what they've been doing today, what pictures they've added, and so on. This app will also be free.

June 9, 2008 in Collaboration

Enterprise 2.0

Vince Casarez, vice president of product management at Oracle, explains how Web 2.0 technologies, such as tags, wikis, and mash-ups, can be applied within an organization.

May 14, 2008 in Collaboration

Cisco shows off collaborative whiteboarding

At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Las Vegas, Guido Jouret, chief technology officer of Cisco's Emerging Markets Technology Group, demonstrates how two people will one day be able to collaborate on a whiteboard simultaneously though they are a far distance apart.

April 9, 2008 in Collaboration

Virtual business

Brent Arslaner, VP of marketing at Unisfair, explains how virtual environments can increase productivity in marketing, sales and human resources departments within a company.

January 22, 2008 in Collaboration

Gmail: Past, present, and future

ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind interviews Keith Coleman, Google's Gmail product manager, about the current status of Gmail and the future of this popular Google app. Coleman also covers other Gmail issues, including the rebuild of the Javascript engine and how strongly Google feels about users' data.

December 18, 2007 in Collaboration

At e-mail summit, a push for authentication

At the Email Authentication Implementation Summit in New York City, business technology analyst Esther Dyson explains why companies need to work together to make e-mail sender authentication technology a key component of blocking spam and phishing attacks.

September 14, 2005 in Collaboration

Understand On Demand

Adam Gross of says it's important to keep two concepts in mind: 'single tenant' and 'multi-tenant'. He says a multi-tenant approach facilitates upgrades, maintenance and expansion and affects e-mail, CRM and ERP applications.

May 31, 2005 in Collaboration

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