Everyday, someone asks us how the survey is going. So we thought that we’d provide some initial results.
1. What does collaboration mean?
Here’s a wordle cloud of the responses that we’ve got so far:
- It’s all about work & working together. Is your software fit for the workplace?
- People seem to crop up a lot. Is it people-friendly?
- There is a focus on outcomes. Does it help users achieve their goals or does it hinder them?
2. Do we have a plan for this? Over two-thirds of respondents said that their organisation does not have a formal collaboration strategy with one-third saying that there wasn’t even an informal one.
3. Have we got the basics right? Search is the most critical function for collaboration followed by Shared document storage & access. Microsoft’s purchase of FAST would appear to be a smart move. At the other end of the scale, a majority of respondents said that 3D Virtual Worlds were irrelevant. More evidence that Second Life is dead or just ahead of the curve?
4. It’s crowded in here. Microsoft’s Sharepoint & Atlassian’s Confluence are the two most popular products but it’s a space with no clear leaders – with both commercial vendors (e.g. SAP, Documentum, Salesforce) and open source (Drupal, MediaWiki) in use.
We’re still collecting data so please visit the survey and tell us your experiences.