January 26, 2010 // By: Benjamin Blaume
Software like Constellation brings Web 2.0 functionality into an everyday enterprise environment. With collaboration software, several people can work on a project at the same time – or at different times and in different time zones. Dates, facts, and opinions can be exchanged like in a Web forum and all the information can be retained for later viewing.
Dubbed by the IT press as a “Google Wave killer,” Constellation comprises two components: a cloud-based decision-making tool, which runs on the user’s Web browser, and an on-premises installation, which is located on the company’s server. The cloud part is code-named 12sprints and is currently in a closed beta phase. It is slated to be released by mid-2010. The company (on-site) installation is set to follow in the second half of the year.