IT Start-Up QWAQ

Introducing QWAQ Forums

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko; MBA, CMP™

Publisher-in-Chief

QWAQ Forums, yes that name is spelled correctly, is a new start-up company in Palo Alto, California. Founded in 2006 by CEO Gregory Nuyens and CTO David Smith, it just raised $7 million in venture capital funding. Early customers include industry giants Intel and BP.

What It Is?

QWAQ is a [Software-as-a-Service [SaaS] provider that combines enterprise-wide collaboration with a three-dimensional interface environment, akin to Second Life, etc. It provides virtual workspaces for program management, virtual offices and virtual operations centers. Most interestingly, its users create virtual avatars, and meet with co-workers in a 3-D environment to share and edit documents and use other business applications.

For example, QWAQ users upload, share and edits documents like MSFT® WORD files, MSFT-PowerPoint® slides, Open Office® and MSFT-Office® documents. Users can launch FireFox® in a forum to browse the web. There are also VOIP and text chat capabilities 

The Healthcare Connection

QWAQ, it seems, is already popular with some doctors like radiologists in different locations who use medical imaging applications inside its forums. And, applications can be co-located and employed behind hospital or health enterprise firewalls, for added security protection.

Assessment

This new-wave application currently lacks granular permissions as all documents can be copied by anyone in the Forums; which are self-invited and self-hosted. Yet, it does seem to possess, next-generational “fly.”

Link: www.QWAQ.com

Conclusion

Current cloud computing competitors include Central Desktop, Basecamp and PBwiki; while MSFT-SharePoint dominates the collaboration space.

But, since no one else offers the 3-D experience of QWAQ, your opinions and comments are appreciated; especially from radiologists and all those HIT experts “out there.”  

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