Tibco, the middleware company, showed again its push to become an enterprise collaboration provider with the latest version of its tibbr service by adding file storage and sharing capability, task management, and a publishing platform for managing content. The company also announced a partnership with Huddle and support for the new Microsoft Surface launching October 22.
Tibbr Files allows users to see documents that have been shared with the user over several months from different file-sharing services that include Huddle, Box, Dropbox, Sharepoint and Google Drive. A user can see files from anyone they have shared with, as well as specific users and subjects. Files can also be viewed across all the services or individual ones.
Huddle CEO and Co-Founder Alastair Mitchell said onstage at the Tibco Tucon conference in Las Vegas today that its file-sharing and collaboration service is accessible in Huddle with the tibbr activity stream. People can also view the integrated environment from tibbr, as well.
Tasks is tibbr’s new platform for bringing information from different sources to display a user’s tasks. It provides a project dashboard for a quick glance of what is happening on a project, enabling users to see the people involved in a project, the milestones, the conversations, the files, and who and who isn’t getting their work done. People can see what tasks are behind schedule and why that is the case.
Pages is tibbr’s new publishing platform that provides a way to pull internal and external data into one place. This might be a sales contract, news stories, Twitter feeds and other sources. The drag-and-drop environment provides a layout framework for organizing the data in a modern web interface. A user can collaborate and republish it to other people.
The Tibco tibbr enterprise social network is an oddity for a company known more for connecting a big bank’s back-end systems. But it also does not have the encumbrances that a CRM company faces when retrofitting its legacy technology to fit with new, lightweight social technologies. That might very well make the difference for the tibbr service with its new capabilities.