Posts By: Dan Randow

Everyone uses email because everyone uses email

Who was the brave person who bought the first fax machine? Were they brave or just stupid to buy it when there was no-one else to send or receive faxes with? It turned out to be a smart move. Someone else bought one so there were two possible lines of communication. When there were twelve… Read more »

A new look for OnlineGroups.net

Today I am delighted to introduce the new design for OnlineGroups.net is which is now on all existing and new sites. You can take a tour of the new site design at http://onlinegroups.net and for a closer look, start a site of your own. OnlineGroups.net makes email work for groups. It does that by giving… Read more »

Collaboration: Give before you Receive

Building collaboration is difficult. It involves helping others before they help you. To do that, you have to trust that the others are likely to help you. That trust grows when they help you. Once this positive feedback loop established is hard. Someone has to take the risk of beginning it. Taking that risk is… Read more »

Nine Reasons Ditching Email is Not the Way to Go

Lee Timmins of Management Today lists ten reasons that he thinks ditching email is the way to go. I heartily agree with one of the problems that Lee points out. Email by itself is not great for group collaboration. Lee’s other nine reasons are almost the exact opposite of what I believe is the case…. Read more »

Social Networking does not replace Email Collaboration

Enterprise Social Networking “is the new battleground for all enterprise collaboration vendors:” writes Richard Edward in Moving on from a culture of collaboration by email. There is no doubt that Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) is growing, but ESN does not replace existing enterprise collaboration, especially collaboration using email.