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Farewell to Dgroups! Welcome, Google Groups!

Dgroups was set up in 2002 as an online platform offering tools and services to bring individuals and organizations together in the international development community. These tools help facilitate collaboration and communication within teams through a group mailing list, an online archive of the discussions, a group calendar and document sharing. The CGIAR’s Dgroup membership…

No travel required… really?

Yesterday, as I boarded a flight to begin my 12th duty travel of the year, a thought crossed my mind… Do we do enough to limit our travels? Do we use the tools, the technologies in our hands, to reduce the number of travels we ourselves do but still allow knowledge to travel? Do we really…

Google vs. Google: a love-hate relationship

Having supported and actively used Google Apps for almost two years now, we believe that Google has gone a long way towards improving the Google Apps, but at the same time,  we feel they  injure themselves with their own products. We really love Google tools, we extensively use Google Earth, Google Books,  we use GTalk…

Happy 1st birthday, CGX 2.0!

On February 16, 2009, we activated the Google Analytics tracking code on cgxchange.org… so today is CGX 2.0 first online birthday. We were just going into the beta phase, with a survey and consultation with users: the first official announcement went out on March 23… To celebrate and reflect on the first year of life…

That’s the way I like it!

Well, well, well… It seems that our efforts to encourage people to learn more about what we do are starting to pay off… A sneak preview of last month’s analytics for some of the sites we manage? And take a look at the interest AGCommons , our “location intelligence” program is generating! Gotta love those…

New ILAC brief: Working in virtual environments – Three practical collaborative tools

by Simone Staiger-Rivas, Peter Shelton, Petr Kosina and Nancy White Download the brief from the ILAC Web site It was a great pleasure to work with Peter, Petr, and Nancy to produce this brief which is part of the Institutional Learning and Change (ILAC) series. The brief was written during the Institutional Knowledge Sharing project…