Collaboration 2.0: Technology and Best Practices for by David Coleman, Stewart Levine

By David Coleman, Stewart Levine

With the arrival of internet 2.0, we're seeing dramatic alterations within the approach humans have interaction with one another through the web. Blogs, Wikis, on-line groups, social networks, and dispensed groups are only a few of the methods those applied sciences are shaping our interactions. David Coleman is a professional within the region of collaborative approaches and applied sciences and Stewart Levine is knowledgeable on how one can get humans to interact extra successfully. jointly David and Stewart surround a holistic view of those new applied sciences and methods and aid teams, groups, departments and organisations to paintings greater and extra successfully over the years and distance.

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0 world. Combine this with the fact that processes and projects are getting more complex and distributed, and we have a challenging situation. In the 90’s, collaboration was primarily about working with colleagues within the corporate firewall. Today, it often means working with people inside and outside the organization (in your “value network”) who have a wider spectrum of roles and relationships in this ecosystem that develops across and between organizations. All the old rules of process efficiency and optimization still apply however, but today they must be translated to work across organizations, which often mean creating a Virtual Team Space (VTS) that is driven by collaboration.

It is not unlike dancing. In collaboration, one must pay attention to the whole of the project and the whole of the team. Anything less is mechanical, a going through of the motions of a process someone else set up, check-listing a set of activities asynchronously, rather than creating cohesively in the moment. Because collaborations are so personal, it requires dedicated participation in a continuous feedback loop. Without this, true collaboration does not take place. Yes, you might be adding value to a desired outcome, but it is not one forged of an interdependent set of activities, reliant and affected by the actions of others.

This acquisition moves IBM even further into the Unified Communications arena. 3. Based on an analyst pre-briefing for VoiceCon 8/15/07. 36 Chapter 2: Trends in Collaboration It is not that IBM has not been looking for one of the hundreds of RTC vendors to acquire. Before WebEx (the RTC market leader) was acquired by Cisco, they were in active discussions with IBM. 2 Billion). Unified Messaging and Unified Communications At the recent VoiceCon conference, which has traditionally focused on telephony infrastructures, a good number of vendors were talking about Unified Messaging (UM).

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