How many emails does it take to book a meeting? While that sounds like a spin on one of those ubiquitous lightbulb jokes, for most of us, it’s no laughing matter. Serial emails are the most often used collaborative mechanism. That’s a shame, and there are dozens of alternative collaboration tools available—both new and old—including wikis, workflow managers, Web and video conferencing, and smartphone applications.
To hear more about some enterprises that have turned to collaboration tools to become more productive and competitive, you can read my story in this month’s Baseline magazine here.