It is not often we recommend ideation software platforms promoting innovation and collaboration as in the main most of the existing platforms are unwieldy and have proved pretty inept at doing just what they claim to do - facilitate better idea evaluation. However Kindling Idea Management looks like it might be an addition worth exploring in the already crowded ideation software market place. Click here to have a look at their site.
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The following is a highlight of a competitive analysis I did earlier this year when I was involved in designing software that would allow remote research teams to work together. While software is still a long way from replacing all in-person collaboration it's becoming easier for remote or mobile workers to stay productive and communicative with their team. Certainly the tools we have available today are a vast improvement over what I used when I first tried telecommuting 12 years ago! There are many articles out there covering similar if not exactly the same ground. Hopefully you will find some gems in mine.
The Creative Leadership Forum is constantly searching for creativity tools and techniques and this mindmapping software PersonalBrain 5 is the nicest piece we have seen for a while. Below is a review from the US edition of IT To-day and
Of all the problems that plague the plugged-in, social worker, one of the simplest remains the hardest to solve: Syncing contacts. Most of us have so many contacts spread across so many networks we lose track of them, can't access them when and where we need to and miss opportunities to connect. All we want is to synchronize all of our contact lists. A master rolodex. Why is that so hard? Google offered to connect me with Joseph Smarr, the former CTO of Plaxo, a company that's been trying to create this for the past 8 years now; Smarr is now with Google on a team focused on the social Web. I asked Smarr to help me understand the limitations of contact syncing today, why something so simple is actually complex, and when we can expect it to get easier.