Benefit of Virtual Teams - the BP Experience (from mid-1990s)

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In Knowing the Drill: Virtual Teamwork at BP , Don Cohen looks at the benefits that accrued to BP from virtual teaming approaches and technology in the 1990s. BP's management authorized an 18-month, $13 million pilot project to test the concept of videoconferencing between multiple sites. - Deliberate coaching was used to get the benefits of virtual teaming. Collaboration Virtual Teams

The Leading Virtually Digest, February 14, 2009

Leading Virtually

Posts to which it is related: Supportive and Critical Communication in Virtual Teams , Lessons from Victorian Technology. Bottom line: This piece demonstrates some of the issues that arise when a form of virtual collaboration is used strictly for efficiency with no adjustments made for interacting virtually instead of face-to-face. For example, this has implications for the use of videoconferencing in immigration courts, as described above.

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Aligning Collaboration with Business Processes

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If you are mainly using collaboration tools to support virtual conversations then travel reduction is likely the big benefit. Forrester recently issued a new report, The State Of Collaboration Software Implementations: 2011 by TJ Keitt with Matthew Brown and Joseph Dang.

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The Leading Virtually Digest, February 8, 2009

Leading Virtually

What: Financial Times special report about the current downturn offering opportunities for distributing leadership and the use of flexible virtual teams. Posts to which it is related: What President Obama Teaches Us For Leading Virtually , So Far And Yet So Near , Leading Virtual Communities: Do We Have the Answers , Are Casual Virtual Team Participants Endangering Virtual Teams. Posts to which it is related: Improving Virtual Team Leadership Using Technology.

5 ways to enhance your social presence in online courses

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If most of your online course takes place asynchronously, ensure that the regular synchronous (real-time) videoconferencing sessions are built into the course. 5 Virtual worlds. Consider running synchronous sessions in a virtual world such as Second Life. Image by mrtopp.

The AppGap » Connecting … Virtual Teams: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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Connecting … Virtual Teams by Patti Anklam February 10, 2008 at 4:38 pm · Filed under Distributed Work , Enterprise 2.0 , Web 2.0 and how the social networking tools could be used to enhance the connectivity of virtual teams.

The "you never know" principle

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One interesting element: IISC's colleague Louise O'Meara videoconferenced in from Belfast, Ireland, which was an ongoing reminder of the challenges and advantages brought by the virtual world. I'm a believer (wasn't that a song?).

Collaborative Thinking: Microsoft Eyes Future of Teleconferencing with RoundTable

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Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Reuters/Second Life US Congress launches probe into virtual economies | Main | Exchange Server 2007 Availability service » October 23, 2006 Microsoft Eyes Future of Teleconferencing with RoundTable Ive tracked the development of RoundTable for some time.

How to Save the World - Virtual Collaboration: If You Can't Work Side-by-Side

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March 2005 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Feb Apr MADE IN CANADA trust yourinstincts March 18, 2005 Virtual Collaboration: If You Cant Work Side-by-Side The Idea: What do you do if you need or want to collaborate, butyou cant do so in person? Its doubly difficult virtually and asynchronously. Now that would be a real virtual collaboration environment.

News Updates (May 7, 2009)

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Virtual meetings are only one element of a broader corporate strategy for environmental stewardship. What's more, the actual travel-replacement effects of videoconferencing aren't exactly carved in stone. According to the WWF study, some research indicates that videoconferencing may actually have a neutral or negative impact on employee travel because travel time and budgets associated with internal meetings are shifted to strategic meetings with contacts outside the organization.

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Deskera Project Management Worlds first On Demand Collaborative Project tool with 100% MS-Project compatibility and built on web2.0. Integrated with iPhone and Mobile apps. Try Now Krawler CRM Worlds first Web 2.0 end-to-end Collaborative CRM on demand with integration to email, calendar, contacts and your mobile. Try Now Krawler LMS For Education Institutions Leapfrog your institution to Modern Learning.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I nthe virtual world Second Life, there are people who are there to playbeing someone theyre not, and other people who are trying to beauthentic. The realists portray therole-players as autistics, liars, time-wasters who are preoccupied withesoterica and too irresponsible to use virtual worlds for much needed,authentic conversation and problem-solving. Other Blogging Articles · Social Networking / Blogs in Business · Communications & Virtual Presence Technologies.

News Updates (October 16, 2009)

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One, Tandberg is in the videoconferencing space, which is hot these days. On the other hand, $3 billion on the table represents a large premium not only to Tandberg's market value before the offer, but to the entire videoconferencing market. Tandberg Says No to Cisco.

More on replacing business travel from Jessica Lipnack | Full Circle Associates

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It is worth a link here… Facebook | Jessica Lipnack’s Notes …Many reporters, for example, The New York Times’s fine one, Steve Lohr, whose article, “ As travel costs rise, more meetings go virtual ,&# took the headline earlier this week.

News Updates (May 15, 2009)

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Regus clients and the public would rent these rooms for virtual meetings among the Regus sites or between those suites and other Cisco TelePresence systems. Cisco's technology ended up being too hard to implement, and Regus was concerned about interoperability with other vendors' videoconferencing and telepresence systems. Regus Drops Cisco for Polycom.

Obliterate or strategically use business travel? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Her working group discovered that it is important in working with virtual groups to establish a report with group members face to face in order for the “virtual&# to work.

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Cisco Community Central: Enterprise Social Software : Pushing The Reset Button On How We Look At “Collaboration”

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If we look at the collaboration market circa 2005 or so, the market was relatively stable – virtual workspaces that consolidated forums, document libraries, group calendars, and lightweight task management were the primary focus from an IT viewpoint. Communities and social networking have been the “next right answer&# just as virtual workspaces were thought to be the next right answer over a decade ago.

Community of practice - EduTech Wiki

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Contents 1 Definitions 2 Supporting a COP through virtual environments 3 Communities of practice, formal learning and education 4 Components of a social learning system 4.1 Supporting a COP through virtual environments Enginneering (creating) or supporting a community of practice (COP) is not an easy task and many attemps actually fail. Building virtual communities: Learning and change in cyberspace. Designing for virtual communities in the service of learning.

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Being social at work: which communications model to adopt for the enterprise? | The AppGap

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About | Contributors | Contact us | Subscribe: via RSS , via Twitter + sponsored by QuickBase Sponsored post : Access the 7 Tip Series from Intuit QuickBase on using Web-based software Being social at work: which communications model to adopt for the enterprise?

Edublog Awards 2008

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Videoconferencing Out on a Lim. Best educational use of a virtual world. Virtual Learning! Its the Edublog Awards 2008 !

The AppGap " White-collar workers collaborate more than ever: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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Restoring the Meaning of Virtual Collaboration 1 Comment » Sandeep Ahluwalia wrote @ November 10th, 2008 at 11:36 am Hi, interesting article, if I may ask, where did you get your statistics from?

The AppGap " AppGap Tip: Helping your team adjust to online collaboration : News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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The AppGap " " Dotster Provides On-line User Communities for Business: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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The AppGap " " Collaboration — What's in it for me?!: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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The AppGap » » Web 2.0 in the Enterprise. From Dilbert to Dude: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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The AppGap " " illumio Transforms Its Interface to Better Match Functionality: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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The AppGap " " Reflections on the Nature of Collaboration: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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About | Contributors | Contact us | Subscribe: via RSS , via Twitter UPCOMING WEBINAR: No Time, No Budget, Fewer People? 5 Big Ideas for getting all that work done. Reflections on the Nature of Collaboration by Shiv Singh May 18, 2008 at 5:43 pm · Filed under Collaboration , Enterprise 2.0

The AppGap " GroupSwim Moves Deeper into Enterprise Collaboration: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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The AppGap » Connectbeam Offers New Social Networking Application Integration Possibilities : News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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The AppGap » It Takes A Long Time For Change To Happen Quickly …: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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Communication, communities and collaboration

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The AppGap » » Facebook webinar slide deck and questions (and hopefully answers): News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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Would most of you agree from this experience that it takes a calculated combination of virtual and on-the ground connection to build these kinds of communities? This can be virtual (including telephone) or face to face.

The AppGap» YoolinkPro Provides a Useful Combination of Social Media Features Designed for Enterprise Adoption - Web apps for work; reviews + commentary; Work 2.0, Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0

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About | Contributors | Contact us | Subscribe: via RSS , via Twitter YoolinkPro Provides a Useful Combination of Social Media Features Designed for Enterprise Adoption by Bill Ives February 17, 2010 at 8:45 am · Filed under Web 2.0

All work is social. Work is conversation. | The AppGap

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Telligent Releases an Integrated Suite of Collaboration Tools with High Powered Metrics | The AppGap

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NewsGator Offers Social Sites ™: A Comprehensive Enterprise Social Networking Suite | The AppGap

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SelectMinds Provides Secure Social Networking Platform for Enterprise Use | The AppGap

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About | Contributors | Contact us | Subscribe: via RSS , via Twitter + sponsored by QuickBase 7 Tips for improving productivity through web-based software SelectMinds Provides Secure Social Networking Platform for Enterprise Use by Bill Ives June 16, 2009 at 6:34 pm · Filed under Web 2.0

Tomoye: Bringing Web 2.0 to Communities of Practice

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The AppGap » » Socialcast Brings Twitter Style Functionality into the Enterprise: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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The AppGap » » SuccessFactors: Bringing Web 2.0 to Talent Management: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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