Leverages cloud computing by utilising a shared infrastructure and can be provisioned on demand
SkyDox, a provider of cloud enabled content management, file sharing and collaboration platform for cross functional and distributed teams, has launched a new version of its platform.
The new version builds on two key attributes: ease of use and open cross-platform functionality, said the company. It added that the new version is also much simpler to use and enables new and existing customers to leverage the benefits from improved collaboration functionality without the need for training.
SkyDox has completely rewritten the user interface so it revolves around files held within project folders, allowing users to adjust permission settings for project and files. The application of web 2.0 standards ensures that users are able to benefit from a seamless collaboration experience with the ability to view and tag comments to specific locations within a file, said the company.
SkyDox has also added multimedia capabilities such as a drag and drop. The company said that the ‘Drop Zone’ further enhances interoperability of SkyDox by improving the speed and ease of uploading files from mainstream productivity applications such as Microsoft Office; Word, Excel PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat; PDF and PSD in addition to a large number of files formats commonly stored in a wide range of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) applications such as SharePoint.
SkyDox CTO Barrie Hadfield said collaboration typically takes place around a deliverable; most often an image, a piece of written content or a document.
"We have simplified the collaborative process by adding a layer of functionality to improve the ways in which users invite people to collaborate, record comments, approvals and activity, deliver files and track file access" comments," said Hadfield.
"We believe that cloud collaboration applications that seamlessly integrate into ECM systems provide organisations with the opportunity to further enhance the productivity of their information workers wherever they are in the value chain. SkyDox also leverages the basics of cloud computing in that it utilise a shared infrastructure and can be provisioned on demand, reducing capital expenditure and speeding up deployment. Our rich feature set ensures that any organisation can service the e requirements of an increasing globalised economy and distributed workforce," concluded Hadfield.