Colligo, NewsGator invent the social business stream

Colligo Networks and NewsGator have announced  an ambitious undertaking that aims to combine social computing, email management and SharePoint into a single stream of business communication.

The solution (demonstrated HERE) allows email and documents to be simultaneously saved to SharePoint folders from Outlook and also provided as a FaceBook-like stream to colleagues who can comment, “like”, share, or flag for follow-up.

It incorporates enterprise search capabilities to help locate emails, documents, and the social conversations around them.

The solution also supports filing from smartphones and tablets, and gives users the option to work in offline mode with community content collections – including idea campaigns, wikis, and document libraries – all through Outlook, including sync and version control.

"Social Sites, Colligo, and SharePoint are about unifying information and streamlining processes," said Melissa Risteff, NewsGator SVP of marketing and corporate development.

"Bringing the solutions together closes the information gaps and magnifies the benefits of consolidating content. We're proving that there is power in social computing not only as a phenomenon in itself, but as a way to boost the quality of overall business communication and interactions."