Sunday, April 06, 2008

JIVE's clearspace takes social networking behind the firewall

I've been watching Clearspace as one of those Enterprise products that just might have that something special that finally brings the Web2.0 experience behind the firewall.

R/WW reports tonight that Jive Software is releasing Clearspace2.0 tonight.
The service takes on Microsoft's Sharepoint with a feature set that looks like something many consumer software users would be envious of. USAToday recently said that "Jive Software wants to be the Apple Computer of corporate social networks." The best way to try to describe it may be to say it's like a combination of Facebook, Google Docs, Netvibes/Pageflakes, Meebo and a little bit of Basecamp - for the enterprise. Jive calls itself a "social productivity" service.

Sweet! I love the idea of social productivity. As I, and many others, have said before, "it's about the people, stupid!"

However, if you're used to the likes of and NING and peopleagregator and other "free" offereings, you might get a little sticker shock. But since we're talking about an Enterprise level solution competing with the likes of Microsoft then it's actually a screaming deal.

Now, for the corporate training community, the question remains...

wait for it...

...will it integrate with our LMS?

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