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Any Collaboration tools to recommend?

By frenchylondon2 ·
Hi there
I am looking into establishing a web/software development Co with many remote freelancers from different countries; can anyone experienced recommend any advice or tools such as a collaboration platform, templates for project dev., any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. :)

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by JamesRL In reply to Any Collaboration tools t ...

I recommend looking at Sharepoint.

It comes free with an MS server.

It is a document repository, has document versioning, threaded discussions(like here) can track tasks, events, contacts etc and sync up with exchange and outlook. And you can integrate it into Microsoft's Project Server.

James

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by JamesRL In reply to

You can also look at the Lotus Notes Team Workplace (was QuickPlace) for something similar, and for an open source solution something like SourceForge, which combines a workspace environment with a code repository.

James

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by SridharPandu In reply to Any Collaboration tools t ...

In a start up, I guess keeping costs to the baresh minimum is top priority. Create an account at www.sourceforge.net it lets you do all the above for free. Once you establish yourself you can buy sourceforge for your corporate.

Best regards,

Sridhar

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by gsnithi In reply to Any Collaboration tools t ...

Hi,

MS Sharepoint , Hummingbird Collaboration, Documentum eroom (http://www.documentum.com/products/collateral/collaboration/ds_project_mgmt_eroom.pdf) are some of the tools which i'm aware. Personally feel that Documentum is quite efficient . I'm not too sure abt the cost!

There are free kits also available in microsoft on collaboration.

regards.

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by demongp In reply to Any Collaboration tools t ...

Sharepoint would be the one i would recommend as well. You could go with Windows Sharepoint Services for the beginning - its free and HIGHLY customizable according to your needs. If you need more you can go for Sharepoint Portal Server, but my guess is WSS is the one for you. You can see what its like at www.microsoft.com/sharepoint

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by CrzOnU In reply to Any Collaboration tools t ...

WRT to SharePoint, you can find hosted versions of it that allow you to push the maintenance costs out and allow you to focus on the actual collaboration.

Many of the hosted solution providers provide in-house support for customizing your installation to meet specific needs.

(Having learned SharePoint as part of a Project Server install, I can assure you that it has quirks that are sometimes better left to others to figure out...)

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by jmgarvin In reply to Any Collaboration tools t ...

Try CVS or the nice GUI that comes with it. CVS is free.

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by speeder-net In reply to Any Collaboration tools t ...

Check out Trac: http://www.edgewall.com/trac/

It is an excellent issue tracking, software development system for code collaboration.

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by avicrss In reply to Any Collaboration tools t ...

Check out RADVISION'S Click to Meet solution at http://www.radvision.com/

Click to Meet is a scalable communications infrastructure for delivering integrated voice, video, and data collaboration on a single software platform.

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