There’s lots of pressure on IT folks these days to address three issues at the same time: mobile, cloud computing and social networking. That’s a lot for even the largest of organizations to take on simultaneously. But business users are being relentless in their demands that IT organizations be proactive about delivering these capabilities to the organizations starting preferably tomorrow.
The interesting thing about these three trends is that in many ways they are really just natural extensions of each other, which is the thinking that went into the development of a new Bitrix cloud computing service that was launched today.
According to Stephen Ankenman, senior technology consultant for Bitrix, the Bitrix24 creates a social intranet workspace in the cloud that combines 30 content, project, collaboration, communication, reporting and management tools under a common social media-style interface. That interface makes the environment simple to use in a way that can easily be extended out to mobile computing devices using both HTML5 and native interfaces.