JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. To take full advantage of Ribose features, please enable JavaScript and refresh the page.

Happy Holidays from Ribose...

...Wishing you all the best in 2014

Read More

Online Collaboration -- Losing The Human Touch and Connection?

Wanted to comment on an article that was published today in Global Business Hub --- http://www.boston.com/business/blogs/global-business-hub/2013/11/tech_changes_ho.html -- that talks about the importance of keeping employees happy at work by keeping them engaged.  The article further explains how social networks like Yammer, Huddle, and Jive are making employees more engaged and that ultimately more engaged employees, are more productive employees.  The author also discusses how the technologies in our personal lives to connect and communicate are also becoming technologies we use at work.   More and more, the technical experience we have at work is mimicking the one at home –making the distinction between our working life and our personal life more blurred.


Ribose gets this concept and believes that collaborating should not only be a process that keeps people more productive, but it also should be a way for people to get to know one another and how they tick as co-workers and individuals.   A key point in the article that we at Ribose get is that millennials are looking to create a seamless work/play existence where  baby boomers like our “unconnected” moments. It’s the millennials who are the drivers for getting a Facebook-like experience at the office.  So we ask, is using social collaboration tools  going to be the way we communicate in and out of the office?  Take a look at how we use our phones today for text messages and emails.  On-line collaboration tools are everywhere and are for personal and professional use.  We believe that everyone is driving for that "Facebook" experience.


Our goal is to connect all people whether they are millennials or baby boomers in an effort to help them work smarter and have fun while working. And most importantly, we want people to be more productive while collaborating so they can get out of their offices and do the things they love and connect person to person in the flesh.   Technology will enable people to connect and collaborate like never before.  Some see it as taking away the human touch.   But in order to work with others on a virtual basis collaboration platforms are essential.  And most importantly, they can also have a human touch because collaborating is about connecting and building relationships.

Read More

Collaborate to Solve World Issues

 


As many people are facing tougher times and dealing with poverty and homelessness, it is so important now to work together as communities to help those in need. Today an article in the Huffington Post talked about the issue of how many children are homeless in the States. We need to collaborate with other individuals and communities to help solve such an issue and it can be done. Your neighborhood can work together to help one child as well as local support organizations you are working with. Collaboration is about teamwork. And if we can work together to help those in need we are heading in the right direction.


 


Read more about the issues of children students who are homeless in the United States.   You can make a difference by working with a team to figure out how to help.  


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/07/childhood-homelessness_n_4233503.html?ref=topbar

Read More

Ribose achieves ISO/IEC 27001 certification

Ribose: first consumer-focused social collaboration platform to achieve ISO/IEC 27001 certification

Hong Kong, 21 October 2013 – Ribose, a start-up that is redefining the way individuals and organizations collaborate to get better results, today announced that it has achieved ISO/IEC 27001 certification covering all aspects of the company, including its social collaboration platform.

The certification was awarded by the British Standards Institute (BSI), the originator of the ISO/IEC 27001 standard. Ribose is the first – and currently the only – non-enterprise, consumer-focused collaboration platform to achieve this certification. This strongly demonstrates that stringent controls on information security are integral to all processes within Ribose.

ISO/IEC 27001 is an international standard that specifies wide-ranging requirements for implementing, operating, maintaining and improving an information security management system. Certification is awarded only after a neutral independent accredited auditor has conducted a thorough audit has assessed and verified that the organization’s applications, systems, processes and services comply with the standard.

“As a cloud collaboration platform provider, Ribose is committed to safeguarding user information to the highest standards,” explains Ronald Tse, founder of Ribose. “We’re proud to announce that the scope of our certification is as comprehensive as possible: it fully covers our organization and our collaboration platform, from design, development and operations to support processes. Our users can be confident that their privacy and data will always be respected and protected and that they can collaborate freely on Ribose to innovate and succeed with their teams.”

Emmanuel Herve, managing director of BSI Hong Kong and VP Standards and Professional Service of BSI Asia Pacific, echoes these sentiments: “With an extensive certification scope, Ribose’s ISO/IEC 27001 certification gives stakeholders and customers a powerful guarantee that their information will always be safely handled. We’re proud to have raised the bar in social collaboration security and enabled more individuals and organizations to work successfully with Ribose.”

About Ribose

Ribose helps individuals and organizations worldwide cooperate effectively through its social collaboration platform. By focusing on the “whole of collaboration”, Ribose has taken online social collaboration to a new level. Whether planning social events for family and friends or running complex business projects, you will find that Ribose makes it easy, effective and genuinely fun. Ribose is currently in public beta, is free to use, and is already redefining collaboration results for many. Founded in 2008, Ribose is headquartered in Hong Kong with an office in Los Angeles, CA. http://www.ribose.com

###

Read More

Ribose Teams Up With CalConnect: First Asia-Based Company To Join Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium

Ribose Teams Up With CalConnect: First Asia-Based Company To Join Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium

Hong Kong – October 9, 2013 Ribose, a startup redefining the way individuals and organizations collaborate online, has joined CalConnect, the Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium. Ribose is a strong proponent of an open Internet and international standards that allow people to work together more efficiently, effectively and enjoyably.

“Ribose’s mission is to help people work with others seamlessly and hassle-free,” explains Ronald Tse, founder of Ribose. “And to achieve this, we are keen on eliminating user frustration and wasted cycles due to non-standard, proprietary software and protocols. CalConnect and its members have done miraculous things in making different calendaring applications and systems work together. We are proud to join this special community of innovators and work along with them to deliver a more seamless calendaring and collaboration experience for everybody across cultures.”

“CalConnect is excited to welcome Ribose as its first Asia-based member”, explains Dave Thewlis, Executive Director of the consortium. With a majority of the world’s population, Asia is unique in having many distinct calendar systems, writing forms and philosophies that current calendaring standards do not cover. “Interoperable calendaring is a global challenge and opportunity. In taking on this challenge and commitment, CalConnect marks a significant milestone in supporting Asian cultures in an open, standards-based way. We know that the contributions of Ribose to our consortium will be exciting and we eagerly anticipate our first CalConnect member meeting in Asia.”

###

About Ribose

Ribose helps individuals and organizations worldwide collaborate effectively through its social collaboration platform. By focusing on the “whole of collaboration”, Ribose has taken online social collaboration to a new level. Whether planning social events for family and friends or running complex business projects, you will find that Ribose makes it easy, effective, and actually fun. Ribose is currently in public beta, is free to use, and is already redefining collaboration results for many. Founded in 2008, Ribose is headquartered in Hong Kong with an office in Los Angeles, CA. Ribose joined CalConnect on August 13, 2013 as its first Asia-based member. http://www.ribose.com

About CalConnect

CalConnect is a not-for-profit organization advancing the state of interoperable calendaring and scheduling. As a partnership between vendors of calendaring and scheduling systems and tools, and the users of those tools, its membership includes the world’s largest software companies. Virtually every important calendaring-related standard since 2004 has been authored edited and/or co-edited by members of a CalConnect Technical Committee. http://www.calconnect.org

###

 

Read More

Get Started

Getting Started