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Groupware : Collaborative Strategies for Corporate LANs and Intranets - David Coleman

Groupware

Collaborative Strategies for Corporate LANs and Intranets

By: David Coleman, Eric Hahn (Foreword by)

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Published: 20th June 1997
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This book helps MIS professionals make critical groupware decisions, and offers essential, up-to-date guidance on intranets.This book presents the most up-to-date, thorough review of the groupware marketplace available, with special focus on the dramatic growth of intranets. It covers hot groupware topics such as desktop videoconferencing, e-mail and messaging technologies, and new Web-base meeting software. It also includes sections on implementing groupware in vertical markets, ranging from the construction industry, to consulting firms, to hardware and software development teams. The book also includes a comprehensive list of groupware resources, including Web sites and URLs; groupware interest groups; lists of vendors and products, events, newsletters, conferences and more.The book is ideal for MIS professionals and managers involved in selecting, implementing, or managing groupware.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Groupware-The Changing Environment David Coleman
What Does Groupware Really Do? Definitions of Groupware
The Challenges of Groupware
Four Trends for Collaboration
The Main Message-Coleman's Law
Why Groupware
Why People Buy Groupware
Groupware versus the Internet
Groupware Technology and the IT Architecture
Some Case Studies in Collaboration
Groupware and Re-engineering
Groupware and De-engineering
Using Groupware to Learn About Groupware: The Business Transformation Game
The Future: An Architecture for the Connected Organization
Summary
Bibliography
Biographies
Collaborating on the Internet and Intranets David Coleman
Research Methodology
Key Findings from the Survey
How Firms Collaborate Using Internet and Intranet Tools
Applications for Web-Based Collaboration
Why Are Companies Using Intranets as well as LAN-Based Groupware? Issues and Implications
The Future State
Conclusion
Definitions Used in the Research
Biographies
The Evolution of Web-Based Conferencing and Workflow
LAN and Web-Based Workflow
Background: Workflow Reports
Web-Based Workflow Products
Conclusions
Data Conferencing for the Internet and Intranets
Building the Business Case (Strategies)
Product Standards, Functions, and Features
Summary and Conclusions
Biographies
Electronic Mail and Messaging Chuck Stegman
Introduction and Overview
Terminology
Components
Environments
Architectures
Standards
APIs
Issues
Mobile
Products
Messaging
Group Scheduling
Forms and Workflow
Faxing
Paging
Telephony
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
The Future and Conclusions
Biography
Calendaring and Scheduling: Managing the Enterprise's Most Valuable, Non-Renewable Resource-Time
The Calendaring and Scheduling Market
How Calendaring and Scheduling Contributes to Groupware Strategy
An Overview of Calendaring and Scheduling Product Classes
Architectural Evolution of Scheduling Products
Interoperability. How the Calendaring and Scheduling Marketplace Is Joining the Web Revolution
Implementation for the Intranet
What's Next-Extending to the Internet
Conclusion
Calendaring and Scheduling Products Resource List
Biography
Workflow: Applying Automation to Group Processes
Where Workflow Fits in Groupware
The Role of Workflow Technology
Redesigning Processes for Competitive Advantage
The Growing Scope of Workflow Applications
Categories of Workflow: Useful Guidelines
Workflow Applications as a Continuum. A Basic Taxonomy of Workflow Applications
Product Considerations
Approach to Workflow
Designing Business Processes: BPR
Stages of Process Automation: Business Process Definition
Stages of Process Automation
The Rs and Ps of Workflow
Workflow Routing
Where the Data Fit: Enacting the Process
Workflow Automation Tools: Development Tools and Resulting Applications. Workflow Interoperability Standards
Where Is Workflow Being Implemented? Organizational and Business Factors of Workflow
Barriers to Implementing Workflow: Customers Aren't Buying Workflow
Evaluating Workflow Products: The Buyer's Guide
Workflow Market New in the Industry
The Future of Workflow: Likely Changes in Current Trends
Electronic Meetings as Today's Presentations
What Is an Electronic Meeting? How and When Are EMSs Used
How Are EMSs Classified as Part of Groupware
Case Study: The Real Benefits of Electronic Meeting Systems
Perceived Risks and EMS
Conclusion
Bibliography
Biograp
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ISBN: 9780137277285
ISBN-10: 0137277288
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 20th June 1997
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 18.42  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 1