TechTarget makes Chatter social tool free for all

Enterprise cloud computing firm has introduced a free version of its social collaboration tool, Chatter, for users to accelerate...

Enterprise cloud computing firm has introduced a free version of its social collaboration tool,...

Chatter, for users to accelerate cloud computing adoption.

Chatter is a private collaboration application and platform for enterprises. Similar to social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, Chatter includes features such as employee profiles, status updates, file-sharing and real-time feeds.

Chatter was previously a paid add-on for businesses that use's other services. A free version was introduced for businesses using services at the end of last year.

The Chatter tool is now available to businesses that aren't users of products via its website.

Speaking to Computer Weekly, Tim Barker, vice-president of strategy EMEA at, said the company is using as part of its strategy focused on social and mobile market trends. "We believe the future of enterprise software looks more like Facebook on the iPad than Yahoo on the PC," he said.

"We're using to open the door and show businesses a new model for social networking, collaboration and cloud computing. We think this will accelerate adoption and usage of cloud computing globally," he said.

To use, sign up with your business e-mail address and invite colleagues to join your company Chatter account. launched mobile applications for Chatter on Apple, Google Android and Research in Motion (RIM) Blackberry devices in September last year.



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