What is real-time collaboration?

Collaboration is using the Internet to communicate with co-workers as if they were in the same room, even if they are located on the other side of the world.

Real-time collaboration is using the Internet and presence technology to communicate with co-workers as if they were in the same room, even if they are located on the other side of the world. Real-time collaboration involves several kinds of synchronous communication tools such as:

  • Instant messaging
  • Group chat
  • Buddy list and other presence awareness technology
  • Whiteboard collaboration
  • Application sharing
  • Desktop sharing
  • Co-browsing
  • Voice over IP
  • Video and audio conferencing tools

IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Lotus, SAP, and Oracle and are among the vendors currently building real-time collaboration capability into products.

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