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Does "Free" Slack Pricing Cost  Too Much? Are you using Slack for "free"? When will you need to be freed from the severe limitations of only having 10,000 chats, no guests and 5Gb of storage?  Ryver is one flat fee and has none of the limitations...

The functionality found in Slack is a big draw to special interest communities. Using forum, extranet, listserv software just sucks. Slack provided a way for communities to engage with each other in ways never seen before. Since Ryver matches the structure and most of the...

I came across this video.  It was the first ACC conference after SalesLogix bought ACT! back from Symantec in 2,000. Maybe ACT! should go back again? This was so fun to do!  To all my friends still working at ACT!  Enjoy!   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8SkQw9bJZY[/embed]    ...

I’ve been around the tech space for a while – so long, in fact, that I remember thinking how cool it would be if everyone could send emails to people at another company. I used my first email system as an internal communication tool in...

Creating Ryver Team Communication was really hard.  We made so many mistakes with fits and starts it is embarrassing.  Anyone who knows tech startups, knows this is very typical however.  Startups are very hard. At the end of my email signature it says, “Innovation occurs when...

Without doubt, one of the things that caused Slack to take off versus HipChat and other competitors, was their open platform. A great integration to Jira in their early days proved to be a game changer for HipChat users, the leading Chat product at the...

Ryver is an amazing product - the result of a 3 year, $9MM effort.  It is a very serious product for a huge new category I call Team Communication Software.   Compared to Slack, there are things about Ryver I believe are superior. Other than features...

The promise of Ryver is not “be less busy.” It’s “get more done.” It is not about less communication. It is about more communication - a lot more. In his book, "Team of Teams" retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal argues that organizational hierarchies must radically change to adapt to today's more complex environment. A sports team on the field is not a hierarchy. Every player has to be aware of everything happening. Every player has to adapt to the constant flow of change taking place on the field. A team has to TALK - and talk constantly. Email no longer facilitates team communication. Our inboxes are overwhelmed. The “signal” is lost in the “noise.”

Team Communications is a brand new software category. I think this new category will be huge! No one knew this category existed until Slack became a phenomenon by discovering it. Even they did not know it was there. An investor recently asked me "what problem...

I've had 3 great mentors in my business life starting in the early 90's with ACT!.  One of my mentors, who may be the smartest person I know, was an entrepreneur in the early days of the PC industry. He had a small chain of...