The consumerisation of corporate IT is already underway and its well on its way to change how we collaborate and learn within the enterprise. The popularity of smartphones kicked-off the BYOD model as it changed employee expectations about how corporate content will be accessed and consumed. The popularity of cloud based services like Box and DropBox has shown that it’s a matter of time before enterprises figure out a way a to incorporate these tools within their ecosystem rather than just banning them.
From a learning delivery point of view, we are used to tools from Citrix, Cisco, and many other products that offer online whiteboards, chat, desktop sharing features. Many specialized tools offer features that allow remote trainers to keep their audience engaged. A new entrant that could potentially disrupt the enterprise collaboration market is Vobi. This Austin based company recently raised $1.5 Million in Series A funding and will be rolling out a collaboration platform that will use your telephone number as the unique ID to enable content sharing. Vobi will be available through your phone company and subscribers will do away with remembering username and passwords.
Checkout what TechCrunch had to say about Vobi here.