Groupware is a computer-based systems that support groups of people engaged in a common task (or goal) and that provide an interface to a shared environment". It is also known as Collaborative software. It is the basis for computer supported cooperative work. Such software systems as mail, calendaring, chat, wiki belong in this category.
The workforce is as dispersed as ever – companies are looking to social collaboration to facilitate the engagement once fostered around the water cooler. By understanding the power of social collaboration tools, HR can lead an organization to where the talent is while enabling business success through the success of its people.
Communication solutions are reaching an ideal balance of sophistication and ease-of-use. But are you making the most of these technologies by integrating them into your daily workflows to make innovation and collaboration part of every interaction?
HP’s $8 billion write-down. A disappointing IPO from Facebook, Groupon’s famous flameout. These watershed moments have crystallized what we’ve known for a while: Fluff can no longer trump sound operations in terms of a company’s valuation.
Organizations must be built on an empirically firm foundation to flourish. And everyone – from investors on Wall Street to customers on Main Street to the SEC– is looking at companies with more scrupulous eyes.
This research note identifies the key trends, the video-enabled business applications that enterprises need to implement now, and describes how to develop a video strategy. Knowing how video is currently being used will help managers identify use cases, understand what users need to get their jobs done, and choose the right solutions for their enterprises.
Video conferencing is an increasingly important technology to improve employee and partner collaboration, especially for increasingly virtual organizations supporting rising numbers of mobile and home workers. But many companies still struggle to justify their investments in video conferencing, and not to understand potential cost differences among competing solutions - not just hardware and software expenses, but also investments required for bandwidth and operational support. Comparing various video conferencing solutions requires examining deployment models, licensing arrangements, network, hardware, and operational costs for leading video conferencing solution vendors in a variety of scenarios, using real-world data gathered from actual buyers of video conferencing products and services. The result: Significant differences in costs across all areas, especially for varying deployment models.
What if you could transform your communications system to rival the rich functionality and flexibility of bigger competitors with dedicated IT staff?
This new white paper compares the costs and functionality of using a hosted unified communications (UC) system "in the cloud" versus investing in an on-site "premises-based" system. The findings might surprise you.
Download this new white paper now to:
•Understand the tradeoffs between owning vs. hosted UC systems
•Review a dollars-to-dollars comparison in a full total cost of ownership (TCO) study
•Learn the pitfalls to avoid when evaluating different UC systems
Work.com (formerly Rypple) is part of the Salesforce.com family. This social performance management system is most commonly used by organizations looking to improve alignment, performance measurement, and employee motivation.
Radicati Group's 2012 Market Quadrant for Microsoft Hosted Exchange is now available for your use. SilverSky (formerly USA.NET, a Perimeter E-Security brand), was named as a Top Player again – for the sixth consecutive year.
The Radicati Group evaluated 13 cloud-based Hosted Exchange services in a wide range of configurations from multi-tenant to single tenant environments. SilverSky was one of only four vendors placed in the "Top Players" quadrant, earning the highest score awarded for functionality.
Sybase PowerBuilder has remained throughout the years a bastion of application development productivity for a wide class of enterprise applications that combine database access with a highly productive graphical user interface (GUI).
Distributed workers - just like their on-site counterparts - need to collaborate with coworkers, partners and customers to stay productive. But in today's global business climate, frequent travel is no longer a viable option.
This new SandHill Group white paper explores recent study findings to better understand the powerful advantages of SaaS technologies in addressing the challenges of a global market, virtual teams and an ever-changing business climate.
This whitepaper explains how organizations can reduce their energy bills by remotely regulating computers. Topics include typical workplace computer usage, how to calculate your potential energy savings, debunking power management myths, and how you can assign multiple power saving profiles to clients.
Organizations are drowning in content. They don't know what they have, and they can't find what they need when they need it. While they spend significant time and money to manage content stored among a host of disconnected systems, their efforts are less than fully effective.
The Marin Community Foundation (MCF) was established in 1986 with the assets of a trust created by long-time Marin residents Leonard and Beryl H. Buck. From the start, MCF’s mission was to use philanthropic contributions to help improve the human condition and enhance the quality of life in Marin County, CA. An unintended consequence was that they were swimming in paper.
This white paper walks through the key areas of a financial management solution so when you are evaluating current and future financial management software, you are prepared to avoid challenges and maximize your investment.
Not long ago, if you asked an IT executive about transformation, there was a good chance you’d get a technology-centric response. You’d hear about consolidation and virtualization, power and cooling, security and availability.
Today, the responses are different. This edition of Unleashing IT is all about transformation. Not technology change, but business change through the use of technology.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia, with over 1,000 branches and 50,000 employees was using spreadsheets to staff its branch network. When they looked to desktop process analytics from Verint they achieved major improvements in productivity and customer experience. Watch this case study to learn more about how desktop process analytics can use big data to help your organization.
Enterprise asset management (EAM) software is a mission-critical tool for asset-intensive industry. These tips from some of the world's most prominent EAM experts will help you select the right EAM solution. The importance of usability, the ability to manage outside contractors and other important considerations are covered here.
Design, Operate, Maintain (DOM) - key concepts in asset management and maintenance, repair and operation. Utility facility designers and those who operate and maintain those facilities need to work together closely to improve plant efficiency and business profitability over time.