Open source – ever more important and profitable

open-sourceToday the importance of open-source software is growing. Earlier large companies and public administrations treated it with suspicion, but now attitudes to open source are changing. According to the video message from Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, more and more public organizations proudly declare that they are not only using open-source software, but contributing to it.

At the same time the understanding of the term “open source” still remains ambiguous. One of the common mistakes is to consider “open-source” as a synonym to “free”. Let’s examine the meaning of this word from a developer’s point of view.

 

10 Top Business Women in Enterprise 2.0

Looking through a series of our techy/news posts we decided to publish an informal post about today’s outstanding women in enterprise 2.0 sector.

In spite of the fact that most successful entrepreneurs in Enterprise 2.0 business are males, programming enthusiasts, women’s ability to find compromise with partners and clients did its job. Now we can find Enterprise 2.0 leading companies where women play decisive roles, be it a founder or a director. So, let’s start with:

 

TeamLab Is Now Multilingual!

As you already know, a few weeks ago our team started translating TeamLab into Spanish, German and French. And now we are happy to announce that we have successfully finished our work.

We have received lots of feedback from you during this time and would like to thank all TeamLab users who contacted us. Having taken into account suggestions from our Russian users, we have additionally translated TeamLab into Russian.

As a result, TeamLab is now available in 5 languages: English, Español, Deutsch, Français and Русский. Enter your portal settings and adjust Language and Time Zone Settings to change default language:

 

Pros & Cons About Live Support in Enterprise Portal

We’re about to introduce live support service for all visitors of teamlab.com website.
As a result, you’ll be able to get answers to any of your questions about TeamLab in real time.

Our next step would be to offer live support in a client’s portal so that TeamLab users could get instant help & troubleshooting with their tasks. Implement it or not is a controversial point because somebody may regard such a service as invasion of privacy while others will be glad to have a personal assistant for hassle-free work with their portal, just in case.

The option to switch live support service off or completely remove it by a client could be a compromise but we’d want to be more certain.

Now we want to ask you – would it be useful for you to have a customizable live support module in your portal or would you consider this as intrusion into your privacy?

Do your pro’s outweigh your con’s?

 

How much does “free” enterprise software cost with time?

Nowadays there are hundreds of collaboration and project management services for companies of all sizes. Therefore customers expect from software far more than just a user-friendly interface and the relevant feature set. The terms of service provision become one of the key factors for making the final decision.

 

Step-by-step guide for TeamLab open source deployment

During last week we received several emails with different questions and suggestions on TeamLab local deployment. Our developers tried to take into account all the issues and prepared a step-by-step installation guide. You can download PDF instruction following this link: TeamLabinstall_EN. Or it can also be found at SourceForge along with our source code in the TeamLab v2.0 directory.

We tried to make the instruction as comprehensive as possible. So that even basic knowledge in Windows administration is enough to deploy a host-it-yourself TeamLab solution.

 

TeamLab is learning Español, Deutsch and Français

Hola! Guten Tag! Bonjour!

Greetings to all the TeamLab users who speak Español, Français or Deutsch. I have good news for you. Currently our team is working hard on taking an external degree in foreign languages. In 2 weeks we’ll become proficient in three languages: Spanish, French & German :)It means that your enterprise portal at TeamLab will support these languages as well. And very soon you’ll be able to change the default language to your local one.

 

TeamLab is out into the world!

Hello world!

About two weeks ago we launched a new version of TeamLab. Here is a quick overview of the improvements made to the platform since its first release earlier this year: