Unison (collaboration software)
|Developer(s)||Unison Technologies, Inc.|
N/A (cloud service) / March 27, 2013
Unison was a collaboration software service that provided private group spaces, "rooms", to teams. It was developed by Unison Technologies, Inc., of New York City, which promoted the software as a faster alternative to group email or enterprise social networks. Functionality included instant messaging, voice and video chat, and private "rooms" where employees could post updates, files or images and respond with comments.
Unison was distributed under a freemium business model.
Earlier versions of Unison focused on unified communications, including email integration, were released in March 2008 and a commercial version in July, 2008, followed by a hosted service in 2011. These versions were deprecated, and a new version launched in 2012 as a hosted service.
On May 13, 2016, Unison announced that it would shut down its service by July 13, 2016, stating that it had not achieved the necessary scale to remain viable, and citing competitive pressures such as the growth of Slack as key reasons for its shutdown.
- Boyd, Stowe (2016-05-13). "Unison shutting down". Medium. Retrieved 2016-07-20.