Integrated Collaboration Environment (ICE) is defined as the environment in which a virtual team do their work. These environments allow companies to realize a number of competitive advantages by using their existing computers and network infrastructure for group and personal collaboration.

Collab Suite is specifically designed to improve the performance of teams by supporting the sharing and flow of information. It allows for real-time collaboration and conferencing.

Open Source technology based custom CollabSuite (collaboration solution) that can be integrated in a cost-effective method is as follows.

DotProject (Open Source Project Management tool)

MantisBt (Popular free web-based bug tracking system)

MediaWiki (MediaWiki is an extremely powerful, scalable software and a feature-rich wiki implementation, that uses PHP to process and display data stored in its MySQL database.)

Source Code Versioning (Subversion is an open source version control system)

There areĀ  many desktop based SVN management system like

Subversion, Subclipse, TortoiseSVN, RapidSVN

Centralized environment for the Collab Suite will have the following functionality to integrate with other open source applications listed above.

Centralized environment will have Project Instance Management (with Assigning Projects), Users Management (Project Managers, Team Leader,SSE, SE, JE, Traniees).