Group Members Only has announced a MySpace type social networking technology to help corporations solve issues related to collaboration, innovation, communication, and networking between employees, customers, vendors, and partners. Group Members Only was recently launched by a group of business and technology entrepreneurs whose background include Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Oracle, Peoplesoft, and Amazon.com.
The Group Members Only technology will allow companies to create virtual teams, communities of practice, expert networks, customer/partner networks, knowledge communities, and other networks inside and outside the corporate boundaries.The technology include: personalization, private branding, social networking, video conferencing, Voice over IP (VoIP), Blogs, Instant Message, email, document library, video library, live chat, discussion forums, jobs posting, group separation and linking, event calendars, and various tracking and reporting features. The company will also customize and host the technology for organizations or implement the technology behind the corporate firewall. A free version of the technology that includes the basic features was launched for nonprofit organizations in June.