Since so many companies now employ teams to overcome issues and perform tasks, managing collaboration is one of the biggest challenges that many CIOs are facing. To some extent, getting employees to collaborate effectively means communicating ideas, and giving them the guidance they need to complete a task. But, CIOs are quickly finding that there are plenty of tools that can help employees work together in new ways, and perhaps complete a task more efficiently than they would have in the past. Choosing the right collaboration tools for your teams can be difficult. There are a bevy of options, from free to pricey, and it's easy to get wowed by the bells and whistles. In fact, there are times when a CIO might opt to buy a costly collaboration solution that doesn't actually work as well as a less expensive, or even free, alternative. We've highlighted the 10 best collaboration tools available - both free and paid - that you can provide to help your teams achieve effective collaboration.
This article was originally published on 08-19-2010