Please not that the
Collaboration Task Force information is not being maintained. Many of the
links below may no longer be valid.
- visitalk.com is a FREE communications portal that lets you use your PC to
make audio and video calls or send and receive voice mail worldwide over the
Internet. Members receive a lifetime Permanent Communications Number and
Excite free voice conferencing -
Excite.com is offering free voice conferencing for up to ten people at a time.
You can join public conferences (audio chat rooms) OR set up your own (no
reservations), just head on to the site, make up a name and go at it.
WebEx.com, at it's core,
provides real-time meetings where you can share documents, presentations, and
applications with anyone, anywhere on the Web. Thay have created the concept of
the WebEx Office, which allows you to create your personal space to meet,
schedule meetings, send and receive messages and documents, and basically help
you work with your colleagues, clients, and customers. The WebEx Directory lists
people and businesses who use WebEx.com to offer their services world-wide. The
WebEx Meeting Center free service offers a complete suite of collaborative
capabilities that allows up to six people to participate in a browser-based Web
conference. With WebEx, people can: show and annotate any type of document; or
share a PowerPoint presentation.
SiteScape Forum -
Inc. provides Internet-based, team-collaboration software. SiteScape Forum
Version 4.0 (formerly the AltaVista Forum) is an award-winning, industry-tested
software application that provides a fun and easy way to communicate, to share
resources, and to collaborate with teammates and different groups of people. You
can use Forum to create a secure "virtual office," collaborating with
teammates in the office next to you, in an office down the hall, in another
building, or across the world Users access the Forum's web pages using
industry-standard web browsers, and they can have online discussions, share
documents, chat, schedule meetings using shared calendars, maintain personal
homepages that include lists of favorite links, and review select and filtered
information from news sources and from Internet newsgroups. In addition,
individual teams can collaborate and communicate in their own private team
WebSentric Presentation.Net -
WebSentric, a new start-up founded by former Netscape employees, aims to
eliminate the need for costly in-person meetings with their new presentation
conferencing service Presentation.Net. The new service links companies together
via a browser-based system to create a virtual meeting room on the Net.
eGroups free listserv - At
eGroups.com anyone can easily start a new e-mail group. E-mail groups are great
for: keeping in touch with family or friends, developing an ongoing
relationship with customers, conversing with people or scheduling a team.
Features web interface to manage the group. Flexible group policies (moderated
or unmoderated, private or public). No software to install. Reliable. 95% of
all messages delivered in 50 seconds or less! Spam-Free. They use a
proprietary spam detector to block spam. Full-text searchable. Control panel
for all groups, whether hosted on eGroups.com or not. Messages readable via
e-mail, on the Web, or in digests. Group polling feature.
"Group Computing - The Decision
Maker's Guide To Groupware" - If you're looking for ways to stay
abreast of developments in groupware, a new on-line magazine called "Group
Computing - The Decision Maker's Guide To Groupware" may be of interest.
Among other things, this free publication compares competing groupware platforms
and identifies how the market is responding to them. The July/August '98 issue,
for example, contains an article titled "Notes Leads the Market Now, But
What About Next Year?" That well-documented piece explores the history of
internetted vs. proprietary groupware, concluding that Novell and Netscape have
"fallen by the wayside" and "Lotus is way ahead now, but
Microsoft is closing the gap fast." In the same issue, there's an
informative interview with the head of EDS's Groupware Services Division who
discusses his intention to direct products and services at small to medium-sized
businesses ("highest growth opportunity in IT over the next few years")
in addition to the giant entities EDS has traditionally served.
Development Corp Instant!TEAMROOM - Lotus Development Corp.
Instant!TEAMROOM is a new, rentable Domino-based application that enables anyone
with an Internet-ready PC to set up a secure collaboration site, choose the
team members, invite them in, and share ideas and documents-- in minutes. Use
this application for short- or long-term projects, with your own colleagues or
with an extended team of customers and partners. No infrastructure? No problem!
Internet Service Providers hosting Instant!TEAMROOM handle the details.
Ventana Corporation -
GroupSystems, a suite
of team-based, decision support software tools can shorten the cycle time for
your organizational processes. Organizations of all kinds use GroupSystems for
strategic planning, TQM, business process reengineering, innovative problem
solving, and more. GroupSystems supports these needs with sophisticated tools
for managing group processes such as brainstorming, information gathering,
voting, organizing, prioritizing, and consensus building.
Hot Office - The Web-Based Intranet
Service for Small Business. Everything a small business needs: document
sharing and retrieval, bulletin boards, online conferences, Web e-mail, calendar
and more in one central location.
Web Teaming - Involv Free Web Teaming is offered by Changepoint Corp. and U
S WEST. Instantly create a dedicated interactive site on the web for your team
or group. Based on a "lite" version of Changepoint's corporate teaming
product involv Intranet, your free site is like a virtual room on the internet
that grants access to only those you include.
Williams Conferencing - H.324
bridging and conversion service over existing phone lines, and multi-point
M.Show is a unique, multimedia distance presentation service. The M.Show
service enables a live, interactive, one-to-many presentation that is flexible,
easy to use and impressive to see. M.Show integrates the visual impact of the
Internet with the highly reliable quality of the voice telephone network to
deliver dynamic presentations to your desktop through state-of-the-art software
backed by a fully supported service.
Ziff Davis Education
Video Capture Hardware:
Smith Micro Software, Inc.
Connectix Corporation Home Page
Video Conferencing - Proximity
Hauppauge's WinCast/TV and
Win/TV PCI boards
Hauppauge Computer Works Home Page
ATi Technologies - VIDEO-IT!
and VIDEO BASIC
from U.S. Robotics
Video Capture Software:
CineMail from Baraka IntraCom
Alaris Videogram Home Page
Alaris QuickVideo Home Page
Smith Micro Software, Inc.
CineMail from Baraka IntraCom
Video Conferencing Information Sources:
MIT site on internet telephony (has
links to lots of sites with collaboration related software for download)
World Article-CU-SeeMe 3.0
World Article-Creative WebCam
Video Conferencing Etiquette
- Videoconferencing Testbed
Information Resources on the Internet