Friday, April 13, 2012

Yammer: Facebook for companies to collaboration platform

Yammer acquired OneDrum Wednesday.  OneDrum allows you to real-time collaboration with Microsoft Office document.  In other words, OneDrum turns your Microsoft Office applications into Google Wave docs. It's pretty cool to see people working on a same piece of document and being able to see updates being made in real time.

With acquisition of OneDrum, Yammer is vying to become a contender in enterprise collaboration platform market.  As more people realize email is not a collaboration tool, adoption of enterprise collaboration platform will grow rapidly.  I see many companies moving away from email to collaboration platform.  In some instances, companies are going cold turkey and banning the use of email to force the adoption.

If you are not using collaboration platform, or have no plan of using one, then in a couple of years you'll be behind the pack.

Yammer + OneDrum from Yammer on Vimeo.

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