Collaboration is the process or processes that allow people to communicate in real-time from wherever they are geographically located. Communications has always been the foundation for good business and todays collaboration methods allow team members to rapidly exchange ideas and make better, faster decisions. There are a variety of tools and technologies to facilitate communication and collaboration. Collaboration can happen synchronously where all participants view information and/or meet at the same time or asynchronously where participants view information and provide feedback at different points in time.
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To remain competitive in the global knowledge communities and market places, the organizations need to enable tomorrow?s information workers to collaborate across organizational boundaries with external parties that may be using different collaboration platforms. There will be increasing demands not only for the interoperability of collaboration service components within each integrated collaboration environment but also for interoperability amongst the integrated collaboration environments in the global network communities. Given the large number of components involved in a complete and integrated collaboration environment, we need an integrated object model to eliminate impedances and promote seamless and natural transitions between components. A standard integrated and complete collaboration model is essential also for tools developers, business applications developers, and Web 2.0 applications developers to write to the industry standard model, API, and protocol to interoperate with integrated collaboration environments across different communities. The result of this effort is a common set or processes, procedures, and open interface standards. These stanards ensure seamless operability across the collaboration spectrum.
Collaboration suite software consists of multiple components. One component is Enterprise Messaging which consists of Calendaring, Email, task tracker, and Contact Management. Another component is Group or Team Collaboration consisting of discussiion boards, WIKI, document management, and enterprise search capability. The last component is real time collaboration consisting of web conferencing, online chat, and voice streaming. These powerful features allow you to focus on running your businesss and we offer this as a service to your business.
A survey published in June this year, identified the impact of collaboration on company performance. Written by consulting firm Frost and Sullivan and titled Meetings Around the World: The Impact of Collaboration on Business Performance, the survey took in 950 information technology (IT) and business decision-makers in companies in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific with more than $6.5 million each in annual revenue. Response data were analysed to calculate the extent and components of collaboration and relate to business performance.