November 21, 2006 |
Intel finally decides to join forces with the web 2.0 community to launch an intergrated suite, creating a family of interconnected services combined. It not only improves productivity and enables high-engagement marketing, it is comprised of business Web 2.0 capabilities from leading software companies that deal with blogs, wikis, RSS feeds reading, and RSS feeds management. These web 2.0 applications are actually being developed and combined into one piece by the SpikeSource.com. SuiteTwo is expected to be the answer for SMEs gaining ability to control their website content and management in one place, and it is driven by funding from Intel’s venture capital arm, the Intel Capital.
Sign up on their website to get more information about SuiteTwo and further updates. The cost of the full suite is expected to be between $150 and $200 per seat per year. What’s interesting about this deal is, Intel will not take any single red cent from the purchase of SuiteTwo. So, what’s in it for them? Do they intend to make money when people upgrade their machines to use the web 2.0 applications? I don’t know yet. If you think this is a breakthrough, perhaps you should know that there is already a portal that caters to enterprise, combining these web 2.0 application in one place. Try to find out more about BlogTronix. In fact, it was already out months ago. Anyway, SuiteTwo is scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2007. The next phase is expected to include podcasting, social networking, VoIP and/or IM features in SuiteTwo.