New Web 2.0-inspired Workforce Tool from TIBCO

Workplace Collaboration Tool

As an ex-TIBCO employee – I’m always interested in new product launches which are always innovative. Read on.

December 7, 2009 – Today, TIBCO Software Inc. announced their new workplace communication tool called tibbr. Differing from enterprise search tools, tibbr offers a subject-based approach in which relevant information finds the users who need it.

With tibbr, built using TIBCO Silver – an application delivery platform for cloud computing – TIBCO aims to filter out unwanted information by keeping the focus on subjects. A tibbr subject can be a user, an application or a process relevant to a business user. Users get their information by subscribing to the needed subject feed.

“Employees don’t suffer from a lack of information; in fact, too much information is hurting employee productivity,” David Mitchell Smith, vice president and Gartner Fellow at Gartner Research was quoted in the release. According to Smith, workforce collaboration processes hold the most promise for productivity gains.

tibbr integrates with the enterprise system via a standards-based API that embeds enterprise social capabilities into systems or applications, and maps applications to subjects with scalability, security/encryption and high availability.

“By combining the best of social networking with TIBCO’s real-time expertise, business users can leverage tibbr to filter through the noise and receive information only once, making it manageable and meaningful,” said Ram Menon, executive vice president, TIBCO.

TIBCO employees will implement tibbr this month, and general availability is scheduled for early 2010.

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