Writes Amy Wohl on an interesting new application:
Zippy is a brand new integrated messaging service that offers a complete set of messaging tools email, chat, and instant messaging as well as Global Calendar, Contact Management, Mobile Messaging, File Sharing, Bookmark Sharing, Automated File and Data Backup, all accessed via the Zippy Windows client.
Zippy is purposely built for the web, an example of next or net generation software, and will be offered as both an on-line hosted service (Zippy Network) and an off-line software package (Zippy) for installation within a corporate firewall. The server provides the back-end integration and management. Zippy enhances the usual messaging offerings by offering to track work by relationships (that is, by individuals or groups). Zippy can also provide for guest users, supported by a Guest Services component.