A colleague from Novell moved to Collanos – I looked at their products – and it’s interesting.
The Collanos Workplace seems to fill several of my needs for working with my team:
– document sharing and management
– team task lists
– cross platform
Most importantly – the model is peer-to-peer. That means that none of my ‘corporate data’ ever lives on someone elses server. That was one of the major downsides to using something like Backpack or Basecamp. (Cool – but kinda interesting from a risk and security angle).
By having this ‘built’ and in the web it also means I don’t have to build an internal server, manage it, keep it safe, back it up – and also use VPN to get data in and out of it.
Feedback soon. I’ve sent the team the data – we should be running in a couple of days.