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Recollective – Qualitative Online Research done right


We all know Ramius (located right here in the ByWard market) to be a leader in the area of social networking for the enterprise. Ramius made a name for itself in the early days through its Community Zero product. As the world of the web moved rapidly forward with the introduction of feeds, tagging and other web 2.0is concepts, Community Zero evolved to become what is known today as Sixent. Sixent is all about collaboration and connecting people within the workplace and it does both quite well – we had a chance to see Sixent’s debut at an Ottawa DemoCamp not too long ago.

A few months ago, I had a chance to meet up with Simon Chen who plays a few roles at the company including being one of its chief product evangelists. Simon mentioned that Sixent was seeing a lot of niche usage by the market research industry as their users were looking for a way to really get an audience engaged on a topic for the purpose of research. In other words, customers were basically using Sixent as a way to replace the traditional focus group and at the same time allow for a more collaborative yet asynchronous user experience.

I guess I missed the launch date but I recently got word that Ramius had gotten so much traction in the area that they decided to focus R&D effort on developing a vertical offering based on Sixent for the market research crowd – they’re calling this newly released product Recollective.

The story of Recollective is a really great example of a company recognizing opportunity by analyzing the behavior of their own customer base and moving fast to meet their needs. From what I hear, Recollective is making a lot of noise in the industry and it’s great to hear that Ramius has managed to hit another home run :) Go Ottawa!

By Aydin Mirzaee

DemoCamp Ottawa 10

Ladies and Gents, we’ve hit double digits! Congrats to Ottawa!

Ian Graham of The Code Factory posted on his blog yesterday that the 10th edition of DemoCamp is being held on Monday, the 29th of this month. Sign Up Here.

DemoCamp is one of the most exciting grass-roots tech events that happens in this city. There will be 6 short presentations from local groups that are presenting new and exciting technology that the’ve been working on.

Here are the presentations:

  1. Sixent – multi-profile social networking platform for sharing your life differently online
  2. FixIt Ottawa – upcoming local problem reporting tool
  3. Thinteknix – Communication / Computing solutions for SMB
  4. GiftMyList – A private gift exchange
  5. Chide.it – Will be showing two products: fluidSurveys.com and ReviewRoom
  6. Gazaro – Find the biggest sales!

Here is the location information:

  • Date: Monday, September 29, 2008 from 6pm to 9pm
  • Location: The Velvet Room 62 1/2 York Street
  • Format for 6 demos: 2 minute introduction, 8 minute demo, 5 minutes for Q&A and discussion

If you’ve been at a DemoCamp before, you know how amazing they are. If you haven’t been to a DemoCamp before, you’re in for a treat! See you there :-)

Here is the sign up link again: DemoCampOttawa10.

By Aydin Mirzaee