Comparison of enterprise bookmarking platforms

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The following tables compare Enterprise bookmarking platforms.

General[edit]

The table provides an overview of Enterprise Bookmarking platforms. The platforms listed refer to an application that is installed on a web server (usually requiring MySQL or another database and PHP, perl, Python, or some other language for webapps).

Software Developed by Latest stable release Cost (USD) Contract support offered Community website support Open source Multilingual Programming language User Interface Notes
Connectbeam Connectbeam Spotlight 3.1 (2008-6) per instance Yes No No No binary only browser none
Dogear IBM Corporation 2.0.1 (2009-3) per instance Yes Yes No Yes binary only browser does not run on mySQL, requires IBM DB2 9.1 FP5, Oracle Database 10g 10.2.0.3, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
Jumper 2.0 Jumper Networks 2.0.1.7 (2010-7) Free Yes Yes Yes - GPL Yes JavaScript & PHP browser runs on mySQL database for storing tag profiles. Can also be configured to run on Oracle Database 10g or Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
Knowledge Plaza Knowledge Plaza 2.3.18 free trial, starts at €35/month/instance Yes Yes No Yes JavaScript and Python (programming language) browser Software-as-a-Service
Licorize Licorize 2.0 $5 month/user if used as Software-as-a-Service, $4000 per server if installed (non expiring license) Yes Yes No Yes Java browser Software-as-a-Service and installed option, full Java sources are provided in the installed version
Scuttle Scuttle 0.9.0 (2013-04) Free No No Yes - GPL No JavaScript & PHP browser still in alpha stage

Date and content types[edit]

This table lists the types of data that can be tagged.

Software Web pages Documents Images Video Emails Contacts Book references Discussions Wiki pages Database tables Flat-files Notes
Connectbeam Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No No none
Dogear Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No none
Jumper 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes none
Knowledge Plaza Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No none
Licorize Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No none
Scuttle Yes No No No No No No No No No No none

Content enrichment capabilities[edit]

Tags and metadata can be used to enrich previously described types of data and content. This table lists the default capabilities each platform provides.

Software Keywords Descriptions Custom Tag Fields Metadata Knowledge Tags Notes
Connectbeam Yes Yes No No No none
Dogear Yes No No No No none
Jumper 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes none
Knowledge Plaza Yes Yes Yes Yes No none
Licorize Yes Yes Yes No No none
Scuttle Yes Yes No No No none

Tag management capabilities[edit]

Enterprise bookmarking tools differ from social bookmarking tools in the way that they often have to meet taxonomy constraints. Tag management capabilities are the uphill (e.g. faceted classification, predefined tags) and downhill gardening (e.g. tag renaming, moving, merging) abilities that can be put in place to manage the folksonomy generated from user tagging.

Software Faceted classification Restricted facets Mandatory facets Predefined tags Related/synonym tags Notes
Connectbeam No No No No No none
Dogear No No No No No none
Jumper 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes No none
Knowledge Plaza Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes none
Scuttle No No No No No none

Platform and security capabilities[edit]

Security abilities at the platform level:

  • On-premises, refers to an application that is installed on a web server behind the corporate firewall.
  • Hosted, refers to a centrally-hosted website that is outside the corporate firewall
  • Encryption level, refers to the level of encryption enforced by the application server

Security abilities at the application level:

  • Access permissions, refers to the ability to define a list of users who have access to the application.
  • Information-level permissions, refers to the ability to define per data/content item (e.g. a document) its accessibility/visibility within the application (invisible, downloadable, etc.)
  • Workspace-level permissions, refers to the ability to create team spaces with different accessibility/visibility settings.
  • Role-level permissions, refers to the ability to assign roles to users (e.g. administrator, guest, workspace expert) which will also affect accessibility/visibility settings.
Software Hosted Platform On-Premises Platform Encryption level Multi-user support Access permissions LDAP integration Information-level permissions Workspace-level permissions Role-level permissions Notes
Connectbeam Yes Yes  ? Yes Yes No  ?  ?  ? none
Dogear No Yes  ? Yes Yes Yes  ?  ?  ? The Lotus Connection Suite with Dogear runs on the AIX (Unix) operating system
Jumper 2.0 No Yes HTTPS optionally available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes LDAP integration is available
Knowledge Plaza Yes Yes HTTPS with high-grade 256-bit AES Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes none
Licorize Yes Yes HTTPS is available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No none
Scuttle No Yes HTTPS optionally available [1] No Yes No Yes  ? none

Server operating system support[edit]

In the case of web applications, this describes the server OS. For centrally-hosted websites that are proprietary, this is not applicable. Any client OS can connect to a web service unless stated otherwise in a footnote.

Software Windows Mac OS X Linux BSD Unix IIS Apache Notes
Connectbeam Yes No No No No Yes No none
Dogear Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No requires IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0.13 for the web server
Jumper 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes none
Knowledge Plaza No No Yes No No No No No OS management required. Infrastructure-as-a-Service for on-premises installation.
Licorize Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Written in Java 6, runs on Apache Tomcat and compatible servers.
Scuttle Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes none

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scuttle with server certificate without registration