Yes, I’ve been a tad neglectful of late in blogging the interesting things currently happening in virtual worlds.
One of my discoveries around a year ago was Protosphere developed by ProtonMedia, a Microsoft partner offering an enterprise virtual environments targeted squarely at the business sector.
I’ve not had the opportunity to try it out, though its integration with Microsoft Sharepoint and Office 365 will undoubtedly have made this an attractive environment for the business user. Some blurb from the product overview on the ProtoMedia web site:
ProtonMedia is the developer of ProtoSphere, the market-leading immersive, social, learning & collaboration enterprise environment available in the SaaS cloud. ProtoSphere’s virtual environment provides an arsenal of business-focused collaboration and communication tools that help companies accelerate decision-making and raise productivity, improving workplace performance overall.
ProtoSphere allows you to create an always on virtual work space, where the right people and the right data come together at exactly the right moment to increase the speed and effectiveness of knowledge transfer.
ProtoSphere is immersive, social, learning & collaboration available in the SaaS cloud.
- Social: Each user is represented by an avatar, connected to a SharePoint profile, blog and wiki. This allows your organization to leverage the power of social production to create and manage knowledge.
- Immersive: Boring 2D web meetings are not enough to engage your work force. With ProtoSphere organizations can hold their culture together over distance in an engaging, human way. Engagement level goes up and the cost of engagement goes down.
- Learning: The next generation E-Learning experience allows your organization to make learning transformative and fully integrated into your unified communications infrastructure.
- In the Cloud: ProtoSphere is a humanized, social display layer to both cloud and on premises systems, unifying your IT infrastructure in a series of interconnected shared spaces, each space being an always on Lync conference call.
ProtoSphere’s innovative environment has the unique ability to tie together multiple forms of unified communications/collaboration and visualization technologies to foster fast and timely collaborative decision making in the enterprise. ProtoSphere uniquely delivers on the ability to bring together the people within an enterprise – anywhere and anytime, with their data – in all forms – including stored video, streaming video, application content, spreadsheets, documents, images, presentations, web content, etc. to enable an optimal business decision.