Free Enterprise 2.0 tools
Socialtext has announced Free 50, a new free offering aimed at mainstream use for up to 50 people within an organization to collaborate using Socialtext’s social software platform. Employees can join or create their own private collaboration networks by using their work e-mail address at Socialtext.com. In addition to the new free offering, the company announced the immediate availability of SocialCalc, the first social spreadsheet program that simplifies version control, reduces errors and increases productivity for distributed teams.
The company says Free 50 provides online collaboration with Twitter-style micro-blogging, social networking, personalized dashboards, weblog publishing and a wiki workspace. Built on Adobe AIR technology, the dynamic desktop application includes drag-and-drop file sharing across the enterprise. The organization's IT department can control the private network's content and participation in Free 50 at no charge, and the free service is governed by IT friendly policies. Free 50 also offers the ability to seamlessly upgrade to Socialtext hosted and secure onsite appliance deployment options for the Socialtext Platform.