Late last year I put together a slideshow on the various team collaboration apps gaining increasing relevance in the UC space. It's a fast-paced market, full of nimble startups in various stages of getting funded or acquired. A growing number of UC industry stalwarts have entered the space as well, with software that's in a continuous state of being updated and improved.
So let's revisit the companies I previously profiled to see how they and their apps, pricing plans, and business strategies have changed. (New info in each updated slide is in italics.) And let's take a look at a few additional ones to see how they are standing out in this crowded and increasingly complicated landscape.
Like last time, the number of applications and startups to consider has no end. Many come at team collaboration from unique angles, or have refocused their companies to better ride the team collaboration wave. Case in point: Nutcache, a developer of invoice tracking software that recently redesigned with more of a team collaboration focus. And there's Place from Orange, which remains under development but is an interesting example of how a traditional telco is dipping a toe into the team collaboration water.
(Attentiv, Moovia, ProofHub, and Zula (the latter created by Internet telephony pioneer Jeff Pulver) are other examples of startups in the field. Each has interesting apps. Each warrants further investigation. But I won't be able to give them more than this passing reference.)