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Pankaj Taneja

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We’ve just built a simple tool to help you discern about what SaaS provider to choose. It’s a simple Google Spreadsheet that calculates the average score that goes from 1 … Continue readingSaaS vendor scoring tool The post SaaS vendor scoring tool appeared first on .
You may know Microsoft Access as the most famous software to build database apps. It represents an absolutely versatile tool to create any number of applications that work with relational … Continue readingMicrosoft Access databases examples for common business needs The post Mic...
Remember the days when building sites and portals seemed like a hugely complex task? Web developers used to be magicians for all of us and we were wondering how they … Continue readingHow to build your own Intranet for free in less than a day – no coding skills required The...
Nowadays, companies are eager to track and optimize everything. Well, they can do that know since digital technologies bring absolute real-time traceability. We don’t talk just about front office operations … Continue reading6 Things About Work Management System Your Boss W...
Companies —big and small— have a need to store, manage, and share documents online. The question about whether to go digital or not is a foregone conclusion by now. Today’s … Continue readingIntranets and Document Sharing – Do they go together? The post Intranets and ...
All over the Internet, there are blog posts and authors sentencing intranets to death. Is this true? (maybe, why not?). Most of these —somehow— biased blogs express the opinion that … Continue readingIs the corporate intranet dead? The post Is the corporate intranet dead? appeare...
Recently, Microsoft Teams announced a free plan, raising the attention of those companies looking for business chat solutions and those that already use Slack. The market evolvement is aggressive and … Continue readingSlack vs. Microsoft Teams vs. uShare.to: a comparison between ...
When companies grow their nominee they start having challenges they didn’t have before: it’s harder to know what each individual is doing and corporate communication becomes blurry and complex. As … Continue reading10 Internal communications tools and channels you didn’t consider...
For this article, we decided to gather the internal communications best practices of 2 companies widely recognized for their corporate culture. Moz is a marketing software company from Seattle whose … Continue readingInternal communications best practices (Lessons from Google �...
For becoming a great leader, employer, manager, or collaborator you should —if not must— succeed at communication in the workplace. This knowledge requires both experience and insights that let individuals … Continue reading12 communication in the workplace worth-reading articles...
As the Nov 30, 2014, end-of-life date draws near for Cisco’s WebEx WebOffice, scores of WebOffice users looking for an alternative have approached us. Many of these customers were on WebEx WebOffice for years, and are in the difficult position of not only having to find an altern...
While collaboration is something everyone in a business undertakes everyday, the word “collaboration”, due to its inherent abstractness sometimes doesn’t convey much to the listener. As a developer of collaboration software, this is a challenge we have faced at HyperO...
The rapidly growing cloud market and the significant shifts in the voice and data services marketplace have created unprecedented challenges and opportunities for service providers. While the challenges presented to service providers are numerous and of strategic significance, in the i...
We are all suckers for memes and metaphors. A great metaphor helps us instantly grasp a difficult concept, rolls easily off the tongue, and encourages us to share the idea with others. Metaphors are invaluable in our world of software, where we need to convey technical concepts to an a...
This post answers common questions people have about the capabilities of an intranet software, and explains how HyperOffice can serve many of these needs. This is part 3 of the “What..” series. You can find parts 1 and 2 here and here. What are the benefits of an intranet s...
Continuing from my last post (about the common questions about project management HyperOffice features answer), this post is about common document sharing questions that our document management capabilities answer. Do you have any of the following questions? What is a cloud based docum...
I was going through Quora today, and I came across multiple questions related to online project management software, the answer for which was quite simply, HyperOffice. That gave me the idea of doing a post where I explain how HyperOffice features answer common questions people ask abo...
At its heart, knowledge management is all about the ability to capture the knowledge created in an organization, and making it available to everyone in the company today, and in the future.  Every document, presentation, contact, or even message created in a company represents this kno...
Communications Service Providers are reaching the tail end of an era of unprecedented profits driven by mobile voice and messaging revenues. Those days are over. The strategic dynamics of the market are in the middle of a paradigm shift where communications are increasingly data centr...
If Newton were still alive, he would have trouble communicating his ideas online. Sure, he could have described his laws, but at soon as he tried typing out the equations, they would have looked like this: F = G[m1*m2/r(2)] As you can see, communicating online is not amenable to mathem...
Collaborative Strategies, a leading consultancy which closely follows the collaboration software market, just released its annual report on the “state of collaboration” in 2013. Companies looking to implement collaboration software, or already using it, will take a lot away from this s...
Self-preservation is the primary law of nature… and may I add – business. Business continuity plans are therefore an essential part of business. To create a business continuity plan, we have to identify internal and external threats to both hard and soft assets of the company – but who...
Two top managers disagree profoundly. Abel, CEO of a happening young startup, believes that if he gives his team room to be creative, everything will fall in place for the company. Abraham, President at a large real estate agency, won’t hear a word of it. According to him, you ne...
As we go about our duties at our workplace every day, we all feel a little exasperated some time or the other – because of responsibilities or hierarchies that were ill-defined, information that was lost or not passed in a timely manner, mis-communication, or tasks that seem to keep pi...
We tend to get carried away in the mood of the moment. As enterprise social networks started to pick up, weren’t we a little too quick to grab our shovels, prepare tearful eulogies post the “death of intranets” in the manner of “intranets were great BUT…..”, and start to drag the...
Have you ever emerged from an email conversation feeling socially shamed and made to look like an expert commentator on last year’s news? Well, then we understand each other. Here’s my story. I was just part of an email thread involving important people who did not know me, and e...
2012 brought in scores of real case studies of companies of all sizes implementing social business technologies and reporting benefits. Conceptual models abounded and debates around the use of social tools at work built to a crescendo. To follow up on all that, McKinsey released a repo...
Of all the technologies that have changed our lives in recent years, none has done so more than social media. Social media has taken root as one of the most influential and most used forms of communication around the world. From politics, to entertainment, to personal and business, the...
HyperOffice had the privilege of being featured in a recent report on “getting work done with social task management” by expert analyst Alan Lepofsky. As the “team work” market evolves at a dizzying pace, and throws up new memes left, right and center – social collaboration, social bus...
XNL Telecom, a small telecom provider based in the UK, have created a neat infographic on web apps for small businesses, which we had the privilege of being featured in. It is a very comprehensive list of important apps for a small business considering jumping into the world of online ...
Database applications are essentially programs that enter and retrieve information from a computer-managed database; your business may have databases full of customer information, fleet data or inventory lists. And while much of this is already stored in various platforms, such as your...
Albeit a little belatedly, I got wind of a very interesting debate spurred by Alan Lepofsky of Constellation Research, where he compares email to social messaging as a notifications and communication system. We’ve spoken to Alan before, and were privileged to be featured in his ...
Blogger Bio Jim Sweeney has more than 35 years of experience in the development and integration of a broad range of enterprise IT applications and technologies. He has held several roles including technical, sales and marketing positions over his career. For the last four years, Jim ha...
This is another post in our “Back to the basics” series. Those amongst us who are tech geeks tend to fall in the trap of subconsciously assuming that others are as comfortable with cloud technology as we are. However, studies like the one from Spiceworks which found that upto 50% of SM...
Collaboration software, starting with Lotus Notes, have mostly been structured into “groups”. A “group” is a gated pocket of information and tools, accessible only to members of that group. This structure is a reflection of how organizations are structured – into “divisions”, or “depar...
Scheduling is no longer a pain One of the greatest pains of professional life is schedule coordination. A time which is suitable for some is not suitable for others, and a perpetual game of scheduling and rescheduling ensues. Internally, if a company is using calendar software, the pai...
As I was writing the blog entry about 5 intranet benefits a couple of weeks ago, I realized people simply prefer to consume this kind of information in an intuitive, graphical format. Without further ado, please see the 5 benefits of an intranet in graphic form. Please feel free to sha...
This post would qualify as a part of the “back to the basics” series. While cloud based business software has gained mainstream adoption over the past couple of years, many companies are dipping their toes in it for the first time, and are still asking the “why” questions. This post a...
HyperOffice President Farzin Arsanjani and eminent ZDNet journalists Christopher Dawson and Larry Dignan will get together for a live online panel discussion on “doing business in India” today (27th June 2012). If you are interested, you can register at the following link &...
This is the second article in our series of “how to” articles. “How to create an intranet” is a common search, and therefore a common business query, but before we go any further, it makes sense to first deal with the question “What is an intranet?” What is an intranet? No matter how m...