Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Oracle Beehive - Big Picture

Today, I tried to get the overall picture of what Oracle Beehive is all about.

I logged into Beehive Central - all collaboration activities start from here.

Welcome to Oracle Beehive, a product built for the communication and collaboration needs of today's workplace. Use Beehive's integrated tools -- including conferencing, instant messaging, e-mail, calendar, team workspaces and mobile access -- to efficiently exchange and share information.
Beehive Central is your entrance to the Beehive collaboration experience. Get started with Beehive client downloads and install desktop extensions designed to add Beehive functionality to Outlook, as well as a Web and voice conferencing tool.

If you are looking for just a simple communications/messaging (email & calendar) platform, forget about Oracle Beehive. It's far too costly and complicated.

However, if you are looking for a Collaboration Suite, then you should take a look at Oracle Beehive. I am pretty impressed with Conferencing and Team Collaboration features.

Collaboration is the super-set of Communications. It offers so much more than simple email and calendar features.

PS: I'll elaborate on these 2 features in my subsequent blogs...


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