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Are enterprise collaboration tools all the rage?

Social business tools are increasing in popularity, but some question if they're ready for the enterprise

By , Network World
August 07, 2012 12:58 PM ET

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But, Thompson says, even with the features offered by Teambox, that won't be enough to truly attract enterprises. Further integrations with business process and enterprise applications will be key to driving adoption in the enterprise. "The initial install base will be targeting the Box and Dropbox users, but to move beyond that they're going to have to switch to a more enterprise-grade conversation," she says.

The good news is that there seems to be plenty of potential in the market; the question is which players will make the play to the enterprise.

Network World staff writer Brandon Butler covers cloud computing and social collaboration. He can be reached at and found on Twitter at @BButlerNWW.

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