Hoping lightning will strike twice, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz recently revealed plans for a business collaboration and hosted exchange software aimed at improving work coordination and content management.
According to a recent TMCnet report, the upcoming product from Moskovitz's startup, Asana, somewhat resembles Microsoft's SharePoint. It allows users to collaborate on various projects by creating tasks and posting them on a public message board.
Through Asana, users will be able to take advantage of real-time communication by receiving new messages each time a task is updated.
The program, which is expected to launch later this year, takes aim at other enterprise tools, such as Google Docs and Notepad. According to Justin Rosenstein, Moskovitz's colleague, the software was created to give employees a collaboration tool that focuses on responsiveness.
With the availability of products such as SharePoint, OpenText's ECM Suite and EMC's Documentum, collaboration has become a priority for businesses. According to a recent Global 360 survey, 58 percent of respondents indicated they currently or plan to use SharePoint 2010 to manage business processes.