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InformIT: Introducing phpGroupWare

Mar 26, 2002, 23:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)

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"We start today's office visit with a great little groupware application. Groupware represents a collection of networked applications that makes working together as a group somewhat easier. Generally speaking, that means centralized email, calendars, address books, discussions forums, and any of a hundred other applications. If it can bring people together into a common or collaborative environment, it probably qualifies.

"You may already have client applications such as these on your corporate PCs, but you are also bound by expensive license agreements and a support nightmare that grows with every installed client. Wouldn't it be nice to have all those functions under one, web-based server environment? That way you would not have to purchase, install, and maintain client software for every PC. Even better ? how about being able to provide access to your users from anywhere in the world? All you need is a browser.

"Let me introduce you to phpGroupWare, a GPL'ed groupware environment with an open source API so that applications can easily be created and added to the system. Already, there are a number of applications such as local weather, headlines, bookmarks, todo lists, phone logs, forums, and even customizable online polls; and the list is growing. If you are like me, a nice screenshot certainly helps in trying to help you make a decision. After all, it's a nice GUI world out there, at least for our non-admin users..."

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