Central Desktop Deepens Social Engagement Capabilities in Social Collaboration Platform

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Polling, Enhanced Presence Detection and My Collaborators Among New Features Added

The addition of these new features is a result of many conversations with our customers and reinforces our commitment to furthering Central Desktop’s user-centric model.

Central Desktop, provider of the industry-leading cloud-based social collaboration platform for businesses, today announced the availability of new social features including polling and enhanced presence detection. These new features further strengthen Central Desktop’s social engagement capabilities and represent the company’s ongoing dedication to customer-driven product development.

Central Desktop’s online collaboration platform allows users to share files, connect with colleagues and clients, and manage projects from a centralized, secure online location. The addition of Central Desktop’s newest social features increases users’ engagement levels and improves their communication and involvement with other collaborators.

Central Desktop’s new social features include:

  •     Polling – Easily gather feedback from your colleagues by attaching a poll to a new discussion. The poll creator can opt to send an email notification to those taking the poll, make the poll anonymous or allow users to change their votes.
  •     Who’s Online – Users can see who else is online on Central Desktop directly from their dashboards. When enabled, this feature displays the avatars of users who are online, along with the user’s profile information.
  •     My Collaborators – This feature provides users with quick access to people they frequently collaborate with. The dashboard will display a user’s top eight collaborators and link to a personalized contact list.
  •     Workspace Observers – A workspace observer is a user who needs access to the information in a workspace, but does not actively participate in the workspace. This permission level is ideal for executives or other users who only need limited access to certain workspaces.

“We feel it is incredibly important to stay in close contact with our customers and collaborate with them on which features to add to our solution,” said Isaac Garcia, CEO and co-founder of Central Desktop. “The addition of these new features is a result of many conversations with our customers and reinforces our commitment to furthering Central Desktop’s user-centric model. Our goal is to provide our users with the functionality they need to work smarter and faster.”

On Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 10 a.m. PDT, Central Desktop is hosting the “Product Innovations: Spring 2011 Release” webinar, which will provide an overview of Central Desktop’s newest features and how they can be used to improve collaboration. The webinar is free to attend. Register at http://go.centraldesktop.com/piw-spring-register.

About Central Desktop
Central Desktop delivers a cloud-based social collaboration platform that revolutionizes how people connect and share information to drive profitable business results. Businesses of all sizes use Central Desktop’s complete online collaboration solution to manage projects and documents in the cloud with colleagues, customers and partners. Key Central Desktop customers include the Humane Society of the United States, CBS, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Netflix, Gymboree, Workday and Harvard University. Founded in 2005, Central Desktop is a privately-held company with headquarters in Pasadena, California. For more information about the company, visit http://www.centraldesktop.com.

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