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Gabriel Lopez

Opportunities in the enterprise messaging and collaboration market segment

By | enterprise, Kezmo, Knowledge Management

After over a year of effort we are approaching the release date for our enterprise messaging and collaboration application, which we have named Kezmo (how and why that name could be the topic for a couple of posts on itself).

There are a number of reasons why we believe we may have something to add of value to the enterprise collaboration and content management market segment, among them our experience as consultants implementing SharePoint solutions for years, and later implementing leading mobile client for that platform.

The enterprise collaboration market is huge and is going through massive changes, which spans risks and opportunities. Some of the conceptual foundations we’ve been building on are the following:

  • Group chats are ubiquitous. Whatsapp has managed to change how the world communicates, it’s become a game changer. User experience expectations in the workplace are changing accordingly to their consumers day to day experience.
  • The group chat dynamic has been proven useful in the work environment. There are several high profile collaboration applications, Slack, and HipChat among them, that are making clear that the conversation centric collaboration model is here to stay.
  • The pendulum is swinging far to the chat side of things. Currently in most systems everything is a chat message which creates a number of challenges, such as: finding content, avoiding misunderstandings, staying up with the latest status of things.
  • Offline and nearby support is being overlooked in most collaboration solutions out there. Data entry and even collaboration capabilities without connectivity is key to a lot of business scenarios. The technology is slowly getting there for nearby networking.
  • There’s a backlash to the massive migration to the cloud based on security concerns. Corporations need more control over where and how their data is storaged. A cloud only application does not make the cut for big companies.
  • The information overload is such that we need new, more visual ways to navigate shared content.
  • Mobile has taken over the world. Enterprise information systems must be mobile first, and have mobile clients as first class citizens.

About a year ago with these ideas in mind we set out to build a state of the art real time messaging platform for the enterprise. We are about to launch it, initially in a invite only private beta. If you would like to try it feel free to subscribe.

We are looking forward to having you on board.

We are hiring

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It takes a great team to be able to create awesome software. We are in the process of putting such a team together.

We have open positions for programmers. Experience with Objective-C, or Android SDK are a plus.

If you think you have what it takes, send us an email to jobs [@] orangeloops.com

We look forward to having you in our team!

We are OrangeLoops

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This is a story about a couple of passionate software developers that at some point during 2009 decided to join forces.

After developing enterprise information systems with Microsoft technologies for corporate clients for more than 10 years they started a software company attempting to leverage years of experience, and a desire to develop a product based business model.

That initial software house prospered. Thanks to an amazing team, a share of good timing, and a bit of luck the company delivered a winning product that achieved global recognition, to the point that it was acquired in 2011.

This is the second endeavor of the same team of founders.  A company focused in delivering mobile first products for the enterprise segment built on the same foundations, and fueled by the same desire to develop awesome software products for a global audience.

We are now OrangeLoops.