Posted by: Michael Morisy
Chatter, LinkedIn, Salesforce, social networking, Twitter, Wave
Salesforce may be one of the darlings of the cloud computing world, but they have a lot of baggage to get over if their latest venture, Chatter, is to succeed. The new communication platform, which rolled out of beta and into general availability today, mixes a bit of Facebook, a dash of Twitter and a trusted enterprise platform in the hopes of boosting enterprise collaboration and helping Salesforce gain enterprise traction beyond its wildly-devoted sales and customer service customers.
The service has already been in beta with dozens of customers trying it out, and the early returns are good: A reported 22% uptick in productivity and over 55 ChatterExchange apps available for out-of-the-box integration.
We were actually leaked some demo screenshots straight from the Chatter team itself as it brainstormed with similar software groups, and the stream is reproduced, unaltered, below: