From what I gathered it seemed that many people chose option "D - Other", because all three demos were lacking in both of these categories:
- Project Management
- Version/Revision control of content
That being said I was still impressed with all three products demonstrated, but lean towards SWAP. This is because the other two systems seem to be to hierarchal in structure with high levels of central control. I think that the social networking aspect of SWAP is exactly what you would need for collaboration/sharing between the many diverse IT groups at MSU.
College of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan State University
>>> On 12/13/2007 at 2:06 PM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> This morning at the MSU IT Exchange we were shown three collaboration
> tools, vBulletin, SWAP and Angel. During the voting we were asked
> which one we'd choose, along with an option "D - Other". As I
> remember, there were a number of votes for "D - Other", but when it
> was opened up to suggestions there was only one, PHPvB I believe.
> This lead me to wonder why "D - Other" was voted so much; was it
> because what was seen in the three solutions wasn't liked, because it
> was felt there is a better solution but not sure what it is or felt
> there is a better solution but were hesitant to mention it during the
> Just curious what your thoughts were.