Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Collaboration Tycoon - Richard Lusk, Foldera

Richard Lusk is CEO of Foldera, a cutting edge messaging and collaboration company. They've created quite the buzz with over 400,000 eagerly awaiting their next generation email & collaboration product.

I'd like to connect with Foldera and how they've constructed their next generation infrastructure and interfaces. Though most don't even recognize it, the email industry is in it's infancy. Today's systems are very much the same as when the Internet first started. Besides the visual upgrades, nothing has really taken us to the next level.

The advancement of communication is marked with progression in society. Each technology tool has brought us a more effective means of conveying information to others. New solutions in online collaboration will share information through various applications such as Instant Messenger, Calendar, Voice, and email furthermore they will helps users organize that information so that it can be digested, stored and used more rapidly. The evolution of digital communication will truly make todays systems look like antiquated smoke signals.

As an example, I've been slinging my PocketPC with IM, VM, email, voice capture & recognition, video and photo as many for over a year. In order for me to effectively share that information with todays services requires a combination like: YouTube, Flickr, and Sharepoint; taking dozens of minutes to publish each time and the information isn't contiguous, but in completely disconnected silos. Using these sort of features in a combined, organized way is the future I look forward to.

And while that future might be just off the horizon, the advances that Richard's Foldera provides are proported to be a significant step in the future of online collaboration and unified communication.

About Richard:
Richard is known to be known to being communicative and open with the blogging community. He has an obvious genius for information organization and has successfully raised capital, bringing Folder OTC. See more on the Foldera management team site.