Kiiro: SharePoint-Based Collaboration That Just Works

first_imgsteven walling 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#Products IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… There are literally thousands of project management and SharePoint-based applications available, and more come out all the time. New ones are usually not that interesting. But Kiiro is a project management tool that uses a SharePoint backend yet looks like nothing like a Microsoft product. Launched by the Alberta-based nForm, Kiiro is one of the best-looking and easiest-to-use SharePoint tools we’ve seen to date. You currently need to request a demo to get access, but this should be a godsend to all of those enterprises that use SharePoint by default. Real UsabilityThere are many strong project management templates and apps that sit on top of SharePoint. The one by EPMLive, which was 2009 Microsoft Partner of the Year, is one example. But few of them match what Kiiro offers in terms of good looks and usability. Having used Basecamp here at ReadWriteWeb, I’d say the features of the two look fairly comparable. In addition to the usual project-focused task management, Kiiro includes discussions, documents, and an issue tracker. Kiiro also pulls in some social Web aspects, such as Facebook-like status updates aggregated into an activity stream. In other words, it’s a comprehensive attempt to build a working collaborative software package on top of SharePoint, without all the headaches for IT or business users. It can also import and sync with Microsoft Project if you’ve already built up a knowledge base there. A Good CompromiseCloud-based options still scare big enterprises locked into Microsoft, but some of SharePoint’s PM features just plain do not work. A tool like Kiiro, which combines a trusted SharePoint backend with a better user experience, could be a way forward that pleases all.last_img read more

Calcutta HC sets aside trust vote held at civic body

first_imgThe Calcutta High Court on Monday set aside a vote of confidence held at the Bongaon municipality for its chairman last month and ruled that a fresh process be held for deciding his fate. Justice Samapti Chattopadhyay asked the civic body to hold a fresh vote of confidence within 12 days at the office of the District Magistrate of West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas. The court said a notice for conducting the vote should be sent to the councillors willing to exercise their franchise. Justice Chattopadhyay directed the district Superintendent of Police to ensure security of all councillors participating in the fresh mandate for Chairman Shankar Addhya. The order was passed on separate petitions moved by 11 BJP councillors, who claimed that they were forcibly prevented by the police and people owing allegiance to the Trinamool Congress from participating in the trust vote.last_img read more

Sharad Pawar terms turncoats cowards

first_imgVoters of Maharashtra will take care of cowards who quit the party, said Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar on Sunday. He was addressing a rally in Navi Mumbai, days after the NCP’s strongman in the region, Ganesh Naik, and party MP from Satara, Udayanraje Bhosale, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Mr. Pawar said, “The rulers of today are busy only in targeting the Opposition, which means they have nothing to offer. We need to be vigilant, but do not bother if someone leaves. This State belongs to people with self-respect. People here don’t compromise with that. When people in Maharashtra will come out to vote, they will take care of those cowards who accepted humiliation from Delhi.”Mr. Pawar’s attack is seen as a direct message to Mr. Bhosale who happens to be the descendant of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He went to Delhi on Saturday to meet BJP president Amit Shah and join the BJP.Commenting on Mr. Naik’s departure, the NCP chief said common people express their anger when the time comes. “I need not comment about Navi Mumbai. People are capable. Manda Mhatre won because of Mr. Naik’s fault. We thought that he would correct his mistakes, but still he has chosen to go on the wrong path.” Taunting his former colleagues who have been claiming that they switched the party for the sake of development of their respective regions and therefore wanted to be with the ruling side, Mr. Pawar said in his 52 years of legislative career, he has been in Opposition for 27 years. “But I never faced a single problem while working. Rather I could work more when in Opposition.” He said this is not the time to sit close to rulers who brought the worse condition for agriculture. “This is the time to fight those who failed to create jobs.”Slamming Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for neglecting western Maharashtra at the time of floods, Mr. Pawar said the CM was busy organising Mahajanadesh Yatra. “He went there after floods for a few hours, but later did not even bother to check.”last_img read more

Key tiff for Kaya against Home United in Singapore

first_imgView comments “It’s important for us to focus on Home United first before thinking about the other results,” said Bedic, who scored in the 5-0 win over Home United in their home leg at Panaad Stadium in March.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Thanks to its 5-1 drubbing of Lao Toyota at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City two weeks ago, Kaya still has an outside chance of reaching the knockout phase.On top of a win against Home United, coach Noel Marcaida’s men also need Hanoi to lose to Tampines Rovers in Group F and Ceres Negros to beat Becamex Binh Duong in Group G to make the zonal semifinals for the first time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe two other matches are slated on Wednesday, which means Kaya would have to wait one more day to determine its fate even if it wins over Home United.Jovin Bedic returns from a one-game suspension due to accumulated yellow cards as the Kaya skipper teams up with Ghanaian striker Jordan Mintah, who is coming off a hat trick against Lao. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Kaya Iloilo hopes to keep its knockout phase hopes alive in the AFC Cup as it clashes with reigning Asean zone champion Home United of Singapore Tuesday night in their final Group H match at Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore.Running second in the group, the Filipino club needs maximum points against the S-League side to stand a chance of reaching the zonal semifinal as the top second-placed team from among the three Asean groups in the competition.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Mangulabnan too much for superbike field Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Palomar College opens new Veterans Resource Center

first_img Posted: March 16, 2018 Palomar College opens new Veterans Resource Center Updated: 6:23 PM March 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN MARCOS (KUSI) — Palomar College officials unveiled the new Veterans Resource Center at the San Marcos campus during a ceremony on Friday.The new center combines functions and activities that were previously housed separately on campus into one centralized space, creating a one-stop shop for Palomar’s military-affiliated students.The new space includes multiple self-service computer stations for veterans to utilize in a large open space as well as a private study area and lounge. The college’s Veterans Services staff have private offices in the center, as well as a file/break room. All furniture for the space was graciously donated by bkm OfficeWorks.“It isn’t just about processing V.A. benefits,” said Veterans Services Supervisor Jessica Horn. “It’s the place where every military-affiliated student on campus has a family and a support system.”Having served approximately 5,000 visits since its soft opening in January, the Center provides veteran-to-veteran tutoring, peer-to-peer mentoring, behavioral health counseling, V.A. benefit certification, academic counseling and veteran-oriented workshops.During Friday’s ceremony, a number of college officials who are themselves veterans honored the Palomar military community in their comments.“It’s really exciting today that we’re able, in a small way, to give something back for all they’ve done for us,” said Palomar Community College District Governing Board President Paul McNamara, who is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel.For more information about the Veterans Resource Center at Palomar College, please visit https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/veterans/. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more