A collaborative system is one
that works with people and other systems to get jobs done faster. Each
person and each software program has various strengths and weaknesses.
Working alone they can only accomplish so much. Working together, strength
combines with strength to increase the likelihood of success.
Why computers are not being effectively used
a nutshell: Today's software programs are primarily toolboxes that
people use, rather than collaborators that actively help people get the
Who are the Collaborators?
can be designed to work with people, with other software, or it can
help people work with other people. Each case involves different
Where can computers help?
every area of society - if people use computers there, computers
can collaborate. This page gives many examples.
worked for many years creating knowledge-based software that can
collaborate with designers to bring products from concept to customer
faster, and with higher quality.
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There will be brand new and improved content every week, so if you are
interested in the idea or implementation of collaborative systems, be sure to
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