Talk to Dan Schoenbaum, the newly announced CEO of enterprise collaboration company Teambox, and hell tell you the market for applications that let workers share files using cloud-based tools, collaborate instantaneously and access the software anywhere is ripe to take off.
Need proof? How about Microsofts $1 billion-plus purchase of Yammer a few months ago? Further proof is in the list of customers Teambox has signed on, from Southwest Airlines to Groupon, Lego, Dannon and Penn State. In the last seven months the company has grown its customer base by 350%, and thats without any Teambox doing any marketing.
Still though, email remains the dominant communications platform in the enterprise and many Teambox clients use the software on a department level, not enterprisewide. Interest is widespread, Schoenbaum says, but deployments of social collaboration tools still seem nascent. Were in the first inning of this market, says Schoenbaum, who most recently was COO at security firm TripWire before taking over Teambox.
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