Press Release

cyn.in v2.1: A colossal leap in Enterprise collaboration

The latest version of cyn.in harnesses social Web 2.0 concepts to deliver an evolved user experience that promises to drive workforce collaboration. The first internal enterprise microblogging system that fosters collaboration and communication between employees, access rights based activity stream and real time discussions are some of the key highlights of this release.

Wilmington, DE: 25th November 2008: cyn.in, an open source software tool developed by Cynapse, helps teams to create collective knowledge by sharing workspaces, applications, documents, files and digital content within a secure, unified environment. v2.1; the newest version, focuses on increasing user productivity in the enterprise by being socially-oriented. The sleek interface redesign introduces an activity stream that gives a unified view for all recent updates from within the workspaces. The update stream follows the access rights assigned to users in cyn.in and shows relevant activity across applications.

Microblogging is seamlessly integrated into cyn.in enabling co-workers to discuss ideas, ask questions or post status messages. Users can instantly respond and solve problems by replying back via comments. Discussions in cyn.in are now completely AJAX based, providing a live chat like user experience. Comments are searchable, always remain attached to the context, making it a great knowledge capture and recording tool.

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The central conceit of cyn.in 2.1 is to create an ambient awareness of the tacit knowledge floating in an organization and to gain from it. According to Romasha Roy Choudhury, Program Director – cyn.in, enterprises are already realizing the strengths of social & Web 2.0 consumer technologies in work environments. However enterprises require much more security, selective openness, content ownership and most importantly maintenance of focus & context of work. These are exactly the areas where cyn.in excels.

“Twitter has grown by 343% in the last year representing a paradigm shift in the way people communicate with each other. The immediacy of the medium and its ability to create an ambient awareness leads to better business relationships” says Romasha. “cyn.in v2.1 introduces the first internal microblogging tool tightly integrated with the collaboration system. Some of our customers have been using the prerelease version of 2.1 since the last 2 months. 80% of them agree that the status logs feature has doubled adoption and contribution to the system.”

There’s a lot of new features under the hood like the Main Space – a central area to collaborate, all new application perspectives, an advanced recycle bin and rich UI. You can learn more about the release in our blog.