eyeOS professional Edition 1.1 introduces powerful new features that reinforce the social dimension of the platform and make the delivery of Hybrid Desktop Virtualization a no brainer.
As new features are directly integrated into the desktop interface, expect broad acceptance among your user base.
Leave the email for external communication, there is a better way to communicate internally
Have you ever… sent an email to the wrong person? … forgotten to send a copy to one of your team?… struggled to find an attachment you needed?
It goes without saying, these are problems we all face every day. Don’t get us wrong… we love the simplicity of email, but sometimes we need more flexibility to work effectively. With the new wall, share messages and files with your teams fast and securely. Just open your wall, type your message and share!
But this is just the start… because the eyeOS wall represents a whole new dimension in eyeOS. Walls are contextual, associated to your teams and projects, to your contacts and to your own profile. No need to create them or manage them: they’re part of your work.
That said, this is not a new application or add-on: once you are in eyeOS, you have already joined the conversation. The wall made it to the top menu and now it has a spot next to the projects menu. You will find two options: Feed and My Wall. The feed gathers all the activity from the groups you belong to in one place. Use it to stay informed about events within your reach. On your wall, you’ll see all the activity and posts between you and your contacts, as well as your status updates.
In essence, we want to bring social networking to enterprises. Your teams can share ideas, solve problems and learn from each other, increasing overall motivation and strengthening your corporate culture. Many of these interactions will contain very sensitive information, but don’t worry! We relied on Drupal Commons to build our wall, a software that is used by institutions such as the World Economic Forum and the White House. Also remember, it’s a part of eyeOS, so all your data will be securely stored on your own server.
Still not convinced?
A study in 2011 estimated that email usage costs an average of between £5,000 and £10,000 per employee. So not only will you improve communication in your teams, you’ll also save money thanks to a more efficient approach!
Collaboration is good; Collaboration toward a common goal is better
One of our initial goals for eyeOS Professional 1.1 was take things a step further in helping teamwork and enhancing high productivity teams. Collaboration is not just about sharing files and communicating. The job has to been done, so that means tasks have to be defined, assigned across the team and performed.
At eyeOS, we wanted to make it very easy for people to work together at all levels without the complexity of Gantt graphs, duration calculations, critical paths or other tools for advanced users. The result is a fully integrated task management tool that will transform your daily work.
It does everything you would expect: create projects and tasks, assign responsibilities to users, establish priorities… We made it simple so everyone in the organization can benefit. You have an inbox with your own personal tasks, and another section with all the tasks assigned to you, and an overview with the tasks created for each project.
But the real power resides in its seamless integration with eyeOS:
- - Assign tasks directly to eyeOS users
- - Associate files with projects directly in the cloud, available anywhere
- - Use eyeOS user profiles to control permissions
- - Get real-time notifications whenever something happens in your projects
- - No need for additional software
Need an opinion? Just ask!
In a high productivity environement, feedback is essential but it must be timely. eyeOS Professional 1.1. ships with eyeSurveys, a polling app that will allow you to gather feedback in the blink of an eye.
With eyeSurveys, you can easily create forms and include all types of questions, such as multiple choice, lists, scales, checkboxes or just plain text, as well as set them either as optional or required. Once your survey is ready, you can preview it to make sure everything is right. When you are happy with the result, you are ready to share it: click on the Share button to create a unique URL that you can forward to anyone, in the exact same way as when you share files. Whenever you want to find out what people are thinking, just click on the Statistics tab, and you will find an overview of the results, with all the data and charts.
Use it internally to collect feedback from your co-workers: find out who wants to participate in the next event or what people’s preferences are for the next office dinner. Use it externally: do market research or gather opinions from your stakeholders. Either way, with eyeSurveys, you can process feedback automatically and make faster and better decisions.
Discover the most cost-effective way to virtualize your desktop, even with legacy applications
Have you ever wanted full control over your computer network? XenApp is an on-demand application delivery solution that enables any Windows® application to be virtualized, centralized, and managed in a datacenter and instantly delivered as a service to users anywhere on any device. eyeOS Professional 1.1 introduces XenApp integration, which allows you to launch virtualized apps directly from eyeOS. By combining eyeOS web technology and Citrix virtualization technology, you optimize your infrastructure. We call it ‘Hybrid Desktop virtualization’.
eyeOS grants you control of all your users‘ desktops and XenApp provides access to the legacy applications on your server that cannot be delivered as web services. In a nutshell, you have all the benefits of full virtualization at a much lower cost on your infrastructure.
Get advanced configuration of your system on a per-employee basis, among other features. Depending on privileges, decide whether a user can preview a document with eyeOS Viewer, open and edit it with the eyeOS Editor, open it via a XenApp virtualized instance of the application or open it locally through eyeRun.
With this advanced level of configuration, there’s a real opportunity to save license costs. First identify the needs of all your user groups, and then buy licenses only for those who really need it. For the rest, eyeOS Viewer will do the job. But that’s not all. Optimizing the usage of virtualized applications will reduce CPU consumption of your servers dramatically, decreasing infrastructure costs.