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Today 19Marketplace announced its Workplace2go offering, a hosted set of business applications available on a pay-as-you-go basis. The offering includes WebEx Web Office, WebEx Web Conferencing, Microsoft Exchange Email, Blackberry Mobile Service, and more. As I wrote on GigaOM, this may be just the thing for […]

Today 19Marketplace announced its Workplace2go offering, a hosted set of business applications available on a pay-as-you-go basis. The offering includes WebEx Web Office, WebEx Web Conferencing, Microsoft Exchange Email, Blackberry Mobile Service, and more. As I wrote on GigaOM, this may be just the thing for the small business owner who doesn’t want to put together and troubleshoot his or her own (likely cheaper) alternative from Web 2.0 tools.

But what if you do want to build your own workplace to go? What applications would it include? Here’s what I’d use:

What tools would make up your “workplace to go”?

  1. we use yugma and skype as well. they are fabulous…even together! i will definately be looking into the other tools you mentioned as well. thanks!

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  2. Yugma is nice, but very slow as soon as you need to remote control a machine. I prefer http://www.logmein.com

    To make all my web apps work together I use the free iMacros browser macro tool.
    http://www.iopus.com/imacros/firefox/

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  3. I prefer Blinksale to Freshbooks for invoicing, though my needs are very simple. And the 37signals suite of apps (though mostly Basecamp) is awesome.

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  4. I am using the applications suite at http://www.octabox.com. we’re currently on private beta.
    But when we’ll be launching our public beta, we’ll have more than 10-12 integrated modules ready to launch at any moment from the octabox workplace.

    Check us out.

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  5. Just to try it out, I ordered the Exchange and Blackberry Mobile services ($30/month together) for one seat. Crossing my fingers!

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  6. I’d swap Skype for Gizmo and Amazon S3 for Mozy. Plus I personally prefer Zoho’s office suite. I’ve got my own server space, so I’ve got SugarCRM running there and I’m debating running Zimbra’s open source project. I don’t do much web conferencing, but I’m itching to give DimDim a try.

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  7. [...] source project. I don’t do much web conferencing, but I’m itching to give DimDim a try. http://webworkerdaily.com/2007/11/27/build-your-own-workplace-to-go/#comment-240903 Comments for Web Worker Daily [...]

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  8. For those lucky enough to be in New Zealand, Xero.com is a great lightweight web based accounting system, that handles alot of what small busineses really need. New Zealand only but soon to be opened to UK and Australia. Well worth a look

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  9. [...] sure to check out the original article and read the additional comments of other peoples’ suggestions. Build Your Own Workplace to [...]

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  10. There is also NetAccounts by Saasu.com for invoicing and integration with e-commerce engines via web services.

    Love Gmail for domains and it just keeps on getting better with the IMAP integration and the contact features coming up. Have not been too impressed with Skype (even with phillips wireless handsets), call quality has sometimes suffered.

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