JotSpot Releases New Blogging Application Company Blends Blogs and Wikis Together to Simplify Business Collaboration



    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- JotSpot, the first application
 wiki company, today released a new blog application designed specifically for
 corporate workgroups and internal corporate communications.  Available
 immediately, the workgroup blog application typifies the flexibility of
 JotSpot's wiki platform and adds to an expanding portfolio of lightweight
 business applications available for members of the JotSpot beta program.
     "The reality is that companies are increasingly using a combination of
 wikis and blogs to capture important corporate data, so tighter integration of
 these two technologies is to be expected," said Graham Spencer, CTO and
 co-founder, JotSpot.  "Blogs and wikis naturally augment each other and when
 combined, provide businesses with a powerful set of Web tools that accelerate
 group collaboration.  With this in mind, we developed a private workgroup
 blogging application to harness the best of both worlds."
     The JotSpot blog application is built with all the core features users
 have come to expect from a weblog, including a simple publishing interface,
 permalinks, comments, categories or "tags," and the syndication of content via
 RSS.  However, a key differentiator with JotSpot's blog application is how
 tightly it integrates with other content on the wiki.  For example, a wiki
 page with notes from a meeting could be easily added to a blog post -- giving
 the workgroup the immediacy of a blog with the permanence and archival ability
 of a wiki.
     In addition, JotSpot users can set-up as many blogs as they like, with
 single author or multiple-author functionality.  For example, a marketing
 department might have a blog where everyone can post content while the IT
 manager may have a blog that's publicly available but read-only.  Permission
 controls are integrated in every JotSpot wiki to provide users with varying
 levels of access to content, including corporate blogs.
 
     Availability
     The new workgroup blog application is available immediately at no cost to
 all JotSpot beta users as part of the growing JotSpot Application Gallery.
 New JotSpot accounts have the blog application installed automatically by
 default.  JotSpot users can access the gallery to install a blog along with
 other lightweight business applications in categories such as:
 
     -- Collaboration & Community -- Forum, blog and survey apps
     -- Human Resources -- Recruiting and timesheet/expense apps
     -- CRM -- Help desk and contract management apps
     -- Project Management -- Feature request tracking and activity management
        apps
     -- Reference -- Event calendar, contacts manager, to-do lists, and
        call-log apps
     -- Consumer -- RSS aggregator and check register apps
     -- And much more ...
 
     Users can get a free JotSpot account in about a minute at www.jot.com.
 Further information about the JotSpot beta program can be found at
 www.jotspot.com.
 
     About JotSpot
     JotSpot, headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., is the first application wiki
 company.  Founded and led by Excite.com co-founders Joe Kraus and Graham
 Spencer, the company has a mission of making Web applications simple to build
 through the power of wiki.  The JotSpot technology turns today's document wiki
 into an application development platform and expands the boundaries of what a
 wiki can do for enterprise and workgroup users.  For more information, please
 visit www.jotspot.com.
 
      Press contacts:
      Melissa Walia
      JotSpot
      650-208-4523
      melissa@jot.com
 
      Mike Manuel
      Voce Communications
      650-228-5174
      mmanuel@vocecomm.com
 
 

SOURCE JotSpot

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