Open Atrium is a project management tool that is built around collaboration of project teams and brings together the power of Blogs, Wikis, Messaging, Calendar and collaborative systems all in one. While there are some systems out there already, this is attractive as it’s stylish, new and open source. Oh and I’ve just started writing about business tools!
I’ve talked to many people in business about the modern view of intranets and how some organisations are running their entire intranet and all their projects this way, and I’ve done a series on this very blog about it, but the tools are just becoming widely available.
Intranets are a mess, let’s face it. They’re most often a big dump of information that is more a legacy system than any other computer system within your organisation, that is if you have the traditional model of adding in new groups of pages then your model dates back to the early days of websites.
Nowadays things are changing, and our need for information access is changing. We’re overloaded with information, we’re getting information pushed to us, we’re deciding on the information we read and the presentation of that information, and we want it in a timely fashion.
None of that is addressed by the standard Intranet model.