What is a groupware ?
A groupware is a program that allows several people to work together in a simpler and more productive way than only using email. A groupware is strongly network oriented and provides some tools making it possible to distant people to communicate in a synchronous or asynchronous way. For example, it will be possible for users to share files, or even to store them on a server and to work with them at the same time. A lot of tools can be integrated in a groupware. That's why it is so important to remain extensible.
Please submit specific groupware links to the proper category.
What is a groupware ?
A groupware is a program that allows several people to work together in a simpler and more productive way than only using email. A groupware is strongly network oriented and provides some tools making it possible to distant people to communicate in a synchronous or asynchronous way. For example, it will be possible for users to share files, or even to store them on a server and to work with them at the same time. A lot of tools can be integrated in a groupware. That''s why it is so important to remain extensible.
Computer Supported Collaborative Working (CSCW) combines existing technology such as: groupware, virtual reality, knowledge management, document management, decision support and videoconferencing with human and social sciences, such as: ergonomics (i.e. Human Computer Interaction, or HCI) sociology, psychology, and socio-anthropology.
The focus of this research and technology is the development of shared electronic spaces that embody a social environment in which people can meet, share ideas, explore problems and resolve work-issues.
The technology currently being embraced includes: video teleconferencing, data sharing, document sharing, shared-whiteboards, chat, instant messaging, online-presence (ICQ, Ding etc.), bulletin boards, threaded news and discussion group systems, email, mailing-lists, voting/polling, virtual communities and virtual reality.
Applications of the technology include enterprize level collaboration, corporate conferencing, distance learning, distributed project team management, interagency consultation, decision-making support and the development of virtual employee-communities within distributed organizations.
CSCW is predicated on the use of TCP/IP connections either on a corporate intranet/extranet, or on the public internet.
Sites that provide information about Lotus Notes and the Domino Web Server, and also companies that specialise in related services.
Exchange Server is Microsoft's Groupware platform.
This site if for applications or utilities that are Microsoft Exchange Server based. Sites related to Outlook utilities or applications should be listed under Computers: Software: Internet: Clients: Mail: Windows: Microsoft Outlook.
Please only submit sites dealing with third-party GroupWise solution providers.
Open source groupware server to integrate with the leading open source office suite products and all the leading groupware clients running across all major platforms, and to provide access to all functionality and data through open XML-based interfaces and APIs.
Computer communications software written under an Open Source license. Basic forms of groupware include the HTML/World Wide Web, Usenet news, instant messaging and electronic mail.
Wiki is short for WikiWiki, which means quick or hurry in Hawaiian Creole. Inventor: Ward Cunningham, of Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc.
Wikis are a type of collaboration software, a group collaboration space, that makes information sharing easy, and uses few resources. They let you easily create your own Internet, intranet, or extranet communities for collaboration or static message posting. Uses: managing projects, sharing documents, planning events, working remotely, closing deals across wide areas, clubs (aircraft, cars, food, investment), user groups, study groups, K-12 and college classes, software development (open or closed source), focus groups, committees, family, friends, and anyone else who wishes or needs to share ideas.
Wikis were originally invented, and propagated, in the open source community, but some newer variants have closed source features and versions.
Please do NOT submit wikis focused on particular fields, topics or issues; rather, they belong in the more broad topical category the wiki covers.