"Groupware has become ubiquitous in the business world, but
oddly enough, until recently there haven't been many viable choices
for groupware, especially for mid-sized offices reluctant to run
expensive servers. Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, and Novell
Groupwise are probably the most popular choices at the enterprise
level, but they are expensive and require skilled administration.
They are also plagued with horrid marketing buzzwords like
'collaborative portal management' and 'dynamic collaboration
solution,' but that is a rant for another day.
"SOHO users have had few solid choices as well. Time &
Chaos's inexpensive price tag and ease of use have earned it a
faithful following on small peer networks comprised of Windows PCs.
More prevalent have been 'outsourcing' services, or Web-based
subscription services, where users' data are stored on the vendor's
servers and accessed via the Internet..."
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