Podio, by Citrix, covers a large number of collaboration capabilities but seems more like a high power digital personal assistant rather an enabler of business interactions.
We are assessing leading collaboration tools against four criteria that we see as critical to the future of this space. The criteria we used to assess Podio’s effectiveness as an enterprise tool are:
The strength of Podio is in how it integrates with other tools, particularly customer management tools, and how it allows users to interact with the information. However, Podio might be trying to do too much for too many workflows. Its enterprise pricing model puts it in line with established behemoths and though its project management workspace is more compelling, it falls short on quantitative elements. Most importantly, it does not catalyze ideation (point 1).
Citrix, a recognized leader in the collaboration space, purchased Podio in 2012 and has yet to integrate it in its products. Whilst Podio is being presented as a standalone product online, Citrix is offering a full suite of collaboration tools on its main site. The value proposition for using Podio is fading fast. Perhaps Citrix can deploy Podio in schools as a means to gain mindshare early – an excellent branding tactic – but, beyond that, unless Podio expands into risk management – its time as a peripheral is numbered.
Vijay Sundaram, Chief Strategy Officer at Zoho, describes a major release of new apps and services focused on enabling hybrid work.
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This note outlines Info-Tech’s Three C’s of Enterprise Collaboration framework to help buyers effectively navigate the collaboration software marketspace.
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On March 30, 2021, HCL Technologies briefed Info-Tech on the roadmap for Connections. For 2021 and 2022, users can expect Connections to have seamless Microsoft 365 integrations, enhanced user experience frameworks, landing pages for user engagement (with tailored notifications and updates), and broader integrations with third-party applications.
On February 24-25, 2021, Zoho held its annual ZohoDay – a conference aimed at communicating the state of the business and product roadmaps. The event coincided with Zoho’s 25th year as a company, testament to Zoho’s long-term business approach: grow organically, have zero debt, zero external investments, remain cashflow positive, and plow cashflow back into the business and customers.
This note highlights the top three trends to watch for in the 2021 UCaaS market.
On October 6, 2020, Cisco introduced a slew of updates for Webex software and hardware, coming October and early November. This briefing predominantly featured the release of Webex Room Navigator with of IoT technology, which seeks to reduce COVID-19 spread and optimize office footprint.
On September 1, 2020, Info-Tech briefed with Cisco about current and upcoming features of its Unified Webex app for September. Significant changes include the introduction of Cisco Webex Classrooms and the Webex Control Hub, with notable updates also coming to Webex for Education, Webex Meetings, and Webex Teams.