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    • Chito N. AngelesWeb Technologies Training
    •  Also known as Groupware The term used to describe a range of software applications designed to allow multiple users to collaborate on related tasks on either local or remote servers
    •  Facilitates the sharing of knowledge and information between geographically dispersed groups of people, allowing them to work together towards the attainment of a single goal
    •  Centralized Data Storage ◦ Management of master copy ◦ Access to latest version of data ◦ Version control
    •  Enables Communication ◦ Shared message board ◦ Instant messaging service ◦ Web conferencing ◦ Group Calendars for task scheduling ◦ Workflow management (e.g., Document Tracking System)
    •  Problem solving capabilities ◦ Provision of identical data allowing enhanced problem-solving capabilities ◦ Access to the most recent modification
    •  Software development – version control Project Management Creation of collaborative media knowledge bases (e.g., wikis)
    •  Communication systems (Video conferencing, Chat and Instant messaging) File sharing and document management
    •  Synchronous or “Realtime” ◦ Users of the groupware are working together at the same time Asynchronous ◦ Users of the groupware are working together at different times
    •  Asynchronous Groupware ◦ Email ◦ Newsgroups and Mailing Lists ◦ Workflow systems (e.g., Document Tracking Systems) ◦ Hypertext Systems (e.g., Wikis) ◦ Group Calendars ◦ Collaborative writing systems (Web Office) ◦ Knowledge-based systems (Wikis, Blogs) ◦ File-sharing systems & Document mgt. systems
    •  Synchronous Groupware ◦ Shared whiteboards ◦ Video communication systems (video conferencing) ◦ Chat systems (Instant messaging) ◦ Multi-player games
    •  File Sharing ◦ Windows Live Sync (formerly FolderShare) ( Online Calendar ◦ Google Calendar ( ◦ Yahoo! Calendar ( Web Office ◦ Google Docs ( – now Google Drive ( ◦ Slideshare (
    •  Knowledge-based systems ◦ Wikis (Wikipages, Wikepedia, Mediawiki, wikisource) ◦ Multi-user Blogs ( Document Management Systems ◦ KnowledgeTree ◦ OpenKM ◦ Documentum by EMC
    •  Groupware Suites ◦ PhpGroupWare – calendar, address book, project manager, Todo List, Email, File manager. ◦ Zoho- mail, word processor, spreadsheet, DMS, note taker, Wiki, Organizer, Chat, etc.
    •  Groupware Suites ◦ Tikiwiki – wiki, CMS, collaboration platform, bug tracking, blogging, forum.
    •  Group problem-solving using Groupware Web application: Google Docs / Google Drive ◦ or ◦
    •  Goals: ◦ Create new Google docs spreadsheet by uploading existing file. ◦ Share document with groupmate ◦ Solve the problem together ◦ Use the “Chat facility” to communicate with each other ◦ When done, export solution to PDF