Intel unveils 'Web 2.0' software suite

by admin November 8, 2006 at 3:36 am

Intel announced on Tuesday in the US it has put together a collaboration software suite that it will offer to small and medium-size businesses via its resellers.

Intel held a press conference at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco this week to give details of the move, alongside open-source support provider SpikeSource and other companies.

Called SuiteTwo, the package will include software from Six Apart, Socialtext, NewsGator and SimpleFeed. These are small software companies that provide applications for blogs, RSS feeds, wikis and social networking.

All of these so-called Web 2.0 applications are more commonly associated with and used by consumers. But corporations are increasingly using blogs, wikis and social networking applications.

To accelerate their use, Intel decided to assemble these applications into a single suite and to contract SpikeSource to integrate and support the offerings, said Lisa Lambert, the managing director of Intel Capital’s software and solutions group.

“We tried to figure out a way?¢‚Ǩ¬¶that small and medium businesses could get a solution already integrated and have support attached to it,” Lambert said.

It chose these applications because they were “best of breed,” she added.

Full article: ZDNet Australia