Facilitating User Collaboration
In this part . . .
In the year 1624, John Donne wrote compellingly that “no man is an island, entire of itself.” Of course, Donne was talking about collaboration software, also known as groupware: e-mail, group scheduling and calendars, text chat, and user-editable web pages.
But Donne wrote his profound reflection before Apple shipped Mountain Lion Server. He didn’t know about some of the stuff that other servers don’t provide: a wiki-based collaborative environment, already built when you turn on Mountain Lion Server; an interactive contacts manager that users can safely edit without tampering with directory services; and a messaging server that adds video conferencing to instant messaging.
And Donne didn’t know that he could access it all from his iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Well, I know it, and I’m sharing it with you in Part IV. It’s not profound like Meditation XVII, but it does help you serve humankind — or at least your users — with groupware.