Thursday, September 23, 2004

Address book collaboration

This week's Information Week publication contains an interesting article about an organization that is implementing, on a trial basis, software to allow employees to search each other's contact lists in an effort to provide all employees with additional mechanisms to generate business contacts and sales leads. This is an interesting concepts -- taking the concept of collaboration beyond simply a working team (like that using a legal extranet) and moving it across an entire enterprise.

It is only a trial -- and clearly there could be some (or a lot of) organizational resistance -- but it certainly is an interesting use of collaboration technologies.

To read the article click here.