HyperOffice and the On-Line Collaboration Marketplace
Collaboration is moving on-line. Dozens of products designed for the on-line collaboration market have appeared, some with remarkable success. Marquee desktop and server-based products are moving on-line. Now that more people do their computing from some kind of portable device (laptop, desktop, tablet, SmartPhone) rather than from a desktop computer, being able to access collaboration tools from anywhere has become the criteria for success - both for the ISV and the customer. The market is sufficiently large and successful that traditional desktop players like Microsoft and Lotus have created on-line versions of their offerings. These are new and still in their early stages. In contrast, players like Google, have more experience in the on-line world.