Building Social Software for the Enterprise<br />Sushil Prabhu<br />CEO<br />OpenCrowd is a design and technology services...
What is Social Software?<br />Social Software enables two way participation and content sharing<br />		   Key Features:<br...
Enterprises are behind in leveraging Social Software<br />Examples<br /><ul><li>Customers have become accustomed to using ...
Employees use these tools at home and increasingly at work
At this point, employees have better Social Software at home than at work!
The current and future knowledge workers are going to demand tools geared towards collaboration to be more productive and ...
Current adoption of Social Software Tools in Enterprise<br />Scattered Tools<br /><ul><li>Enterprises are at various level...
Some have scattered tools
Most Enterprises have Wiki’s at group level for updating documentation or HR related sites to discuss company wide achieve...
Some have Blogs by Senior Executives
Some have picked company wide stand alone community platform like SharePoint
For various reasons the usage and adoption has been limited</li></ul>Silo Collaboration Platforms<br />A more effective co...
Current Social Software can be dramatically improved<br />Current Enterprise Applications and Collaboration Platforms<br /...
New Social Software: Collaboration integrated in your application<br />context<br />Key Features<br /><ul><li>Collaboratio...
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OpenCrowd's Collaboration AppBuilder on RedHat's PaaS

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Collaboration AppBuilder is a set of prefabricated plug-ins and pre-assembled starter applications for the rapid development and launch of a wide variety of collaboration-centric applications. A new breed of applications designed with features like chat, video, discussions and workspaces embedded directly into applications.

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OpenCrowd's Collaboration AppBuilder on RedHat's PaaS

  1. 1. Building Social Software for the Enterprise<br />Sushil Prabhu<br />CEO<br />OpenCrowd is a design and technology services firm that specializes in building Collaboration Centric Apps<br />
  2. 2. What is Social Software?<br />Social Software enables two way participation and content sharing<br /> Key Features:<br />Tagging & Social Search<br />Wikis & Blogs<br />Activity Streams<br />Chat<br />Shared Workspaces<br />Video<br />Usage of social software will continue to grow<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Enterprises are behind in leveraging Social Software<br />Examples<br /><ul><li>Customers have become accustomed to using Social Software tools in there daily lives
  4. 4. Employees use these tools at home and increasingly at work
  5. 5. At this point, employees have better Social Software at home than at work!
  6. 6. The current and future knowledge workers are going to demand tools geared towards collaboration to be more productive and effective</li></ul>Enterprises need to catch-up with the demands of today’s workforce<br />3<br />
  7. 7. Current adoption of Social Software Tools in Enterprise<br />Scattered Tools<br /><ul><li>Enterprises are at various levels of maturity when it comes to Social Software Tools
  8. 8. Some have scattered tools
  9. 9. Most Enterprises have Wiki’s at group level for updating documentation or HR related sites to discuss company wide achievement
  10. 10. Some have Blogs by Senior Executives
  11. 11. Some have picked company wide stand alone community platform like SharePoint
  12. 12. For various reasons the usage and adoption has been limited</li></ul>Silo Collaboration Platforms<br />A more effective collaboration platform is required within today's Enterprise<br />4<br />
  13. 13. Current Social Software can be dramatically improved<br />Current Enterprise Applications and Collaboration Platforms<br />Additional<br />Steps<br />Copy<br /> Cut & Paste<br />Upload<br />Seamless access to collaboration tools will make a big difference<br />5<br />
  14. 14. New Social Software: Collaboration integrated in your application<br />context<br />Key Features<br /><ul><li>Collaboration centric apps solve swivel chair integration by seamlessly integrating social features and functions directly into end-user mission critical applications
  15. 15. Users can create context sensitive workspaces to collaborate right from their everyday apps</li></ul>people<br />Video<br />Document<br />Sharing<br />Chat<br />6<br />
  16. 16. OpenCrowd’s Collaboration AppBuilder<br />Assemble collaboration centric application in weeks<br />7<br />
  17. 17. What can you build using OpenCrowd’s AppBuilder?<br />Idea sharing, social media marketing, enterprise on-line communities, collaborative dashboards, customer support apps<br />Idea <br />Sharing<br />Collaborative<br />Dashboards<br />Product<br />Showcase<br />8<br />
  18. 18. The technology behind Collaboration AppBuilder<br />OpenCrowd’s Collaboration AppBuilder Technology<br /><ul><li>Built on top of the open-source product Django, a python web framework
  19. 19. We have leveraged the pluggable app architecture to create our services
  20. 20. We have integrated 3rd party established pluggable apps to extend functionality
  21. 21. OpenCrowd has built and integrated our own set of collaboration centric apps
  22. 22. You can deploy on the cloud and can be deployed on your infrastructure within your firewall</li></ul>Starter Apps<br />OpenCrowd<br />components<br />3rd Party<br />components<br />Python<br />RDBMS<br />9<br />
  23. 23. OpenCrowd has made it easy to build custom solutions<br />10<br />
  24. 24. Red Hat’s OpenShift Service and OpenCrowd’s Collaboration AppBuilder<br />Frameworks<br />Middleware and Services<br />IDEs<br />OperationalServices<br />Data Stores<br />Cloud Providers<br />11<br />
  25. 25. Integration with OpenShift will make deployment instant<br /><ul><li>Instant enterprise grade infrastructure
  26. 26. Auto-scaling
  27. 27. Secure deployment
  28. 28. Minutes not weeks!</li></ul>12<br />
  29. 29. For more information:<br />Visit us at:<br />www.opencrowd.com<br />Watch the Demo at:<br />http://www.opencrowd.com/appbuilder/demo.php<br />Email us at:<br />cab@opencrowd.com<br />Follow us at:<br />@OpenCrowdCAB<br />13<br />
  30. 30. Thank You!<br />Sushil Prabhu<br />Mobile: 212-768-1730 x501<br />sprabhu@opencrowd.com<br />Phone: 212-768-1730<br />Fax: 212-768-1792<br />E-mail: info@opencrowd.com<br />41 East 11th St, 11th Floor<br />New York, NY 10003<br />www.opencrowd.com <br />

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