Mac Collaboration
 What it is, and how to do it
Definition: Collaboration
      collaboration

noun
1 the action of working with someone to produce or create something : h...
Why Collaborate?
Focus of Organizational Change - from
“within” to “between”

Scarce Resources and Cost Savings

Create so...
Collaboration “Drivers”
Complexity

Networking - Social and Commercial

Diffusion of Authority - “nobody’s in charge”

Tec...
With Who?
Inside the organization

  By Group - “Reports”, Projects, Initiatives

  Between Groups - e.g. Sales to Service...
“Where” and “When”
“Where” is all over the place

  Office, Home, Worksite, Travel, and Virtual

“When” is just about any t...
Low-Tech Collaboration

Meetings - Office, Partners, Client’s,
Associations, Libraries

Mail (the paper kind)

Phone, 1-to-...
Early Solutions
e-Mail - CC:Mail, Pine, etc.

“Bulletin Boards” and Forums

File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

Internet Relay C...
Rise of the Suite
Bring multiple tools into one package

  Exhange with Outlook, Entourage, Thunderbird

  Lotus Notes

“G...
Collaboration
Applications
e-Mail
Still an essential tool for business, just not
the only tool

Social Networking sites are overtaking e-mail

Altern...
eMail
Calendar

Emphasis on Shared Calendars and Resources

CALDAV - Communicating Calendars

Managing events across different c...
iCal, Kerio, Daylite
Shared Address Books

Directory Services - OD, AD

Contact Mgmt solutions - Daylite, ACT!, etc.

  e-mail integration a de...
Daylite
Wiki

a Web site that allows collaborative editing
of its content and structure by its users.

Flexible organization of Pa...
Wiki Server
Content Mgmt & “Blogs”
 A “blog” (short for ‘weblog’) is a website
 where an individual or group can post an
 ongoing narr...
Example - IrisInk blog
Digital Asset Management
  Essentially a database, library system

    Users, permissions, versions, index, search

  Asse...
DAM’s
Messaging
Everywhere - phones, computers, web

Can be text, voice, video

  Single, multiple users, multiple sessions

  L...
iChat
Virtual Meetings
Online meetings, typically using a service

mature technology, mostly reliable

Screen sharing, audio opt...
Virtual Meeting systems
Media-Sharing Websites
 Allows users to post all kinds of files

   Photos, Videos, Documents

   Can be posted directly fr...
Media Sharing Sites
Social Networking Sites

 Primarily geared to consumers, but some
 business applications

 Basically a blog and sharing si...
Mac Advantages
On the desktop

  iChat, iWeb, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand,
  Mail, Safari, iCal

  Ethernet and WiFi built ...
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This is an old presentation I put together on Mac-Based Collaboration. It's instantly outdated, but some interesting bits in there.

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    1. 1. Mac Collaboration What it is, and how to do it
    2. 2. Definition: Collaboration collaboration noun 1 the action of working with someone to produce or create something : he wrote on art and architecture in collaboration with John Betjeman. • something produced or created in this way : his recent opera was a collaboration with Lessing. 2 traitorous cooperation with an enemy : he faces charges of collaboration. DERIVATIVES collaborationist noun & adjective (sense 2). ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: from Latin collaboratio(n-), from collaborare ‘work together.’
    3. 3. Why Collaborate? Focus of Organizational Change - from “within” to “between” Scarce Resources and Cost Savings Create something you can’t do yourself Better Quality, Integrated Services Potential for Learning Improve odds of success
    4. 4. Collaboration “Drivers” Complexity Networking - Social and Commercial Diffusion of Authority - “nobody’s in charge” Technological advances Broadband everywhere Mobile computing - smartphones
    5. 5. With Who? Inside the organization By Group - “Reports”, Projects, Initiatives Between Groups - e.g. Sales to Service Outside the Organization Specific people or groups, e.g. customers, agencies, etc. Non-Specific (everybody)
    6. 6. “Where” and “When” “Where” is all over the place Office, Home, Worksite, Travel, and Virtual “When” is just about any time “Flex-Scheduling” - any 60+ hours per week you want! Much of this made possible by technology Frank Lloyd Wright did not have an iPhone
    7. 7. Low-Tech Collaboration Meetings - Office, Partners, Client’s, Associations, Libraries Mail (the paper kind) Phone, 1-to-1 and Conferencing Fax Mass Communications - Print, Radio, TV
    8. 8. Early Solutions e-Mail - CC:Mail, Pine, etc. “Bulletin Boards” and Forums File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Internet Relay Chat (IRC), AIM, Messenger Remote Access, VPN Early Web - Internet and Intranet Shared Folders on internal servers
    9. 9. Rise of the Suite Bring multiple tools into one package Exhange with Outlook, Entourage, Thunderbird Lotus Notes “Groupware” systems Kerio, Citadel, Zimbra, eGroupWare, Jive, etc. Project Management solutions
    10. 10. Collaboration Applications
    11. 11. e-Mail Still an essential tool for business, just not the only tool Social Networking sites are overtaking e-mail Alternatives for attachment delivery Focus on e-mail between various systems and users, not just the internal and traditional Web access has become more important
    12. 12. eMail
    13. 13. Calendar Emphasis on Shared Calendars and Resources CALDAV - Communicating Calendars Managing events across different calendar systems Delegation Availability
    14. 14. iCal, Kerio, Daylite
    15. 15. Shared Address Books Directory Services - OD, AD Contact Mgmt solutions - Daylite, ACT!, etc. e-mail integration a definite plus Sync Services - copying to other apps local vs. remote - synching databases
    16. 16. Daylite
    17. 17. Wiki a Web site that allows collaborative editing of its content and structure by its users. Flexible organization of Pages, files, other shared information Can be public (e.g. Wikipedia) or private (e.g. our internal Service Wiki) Does not require web page creation skills
    18. 18. Wiki Server
    19. 19. Content Mgmt & “Blogs” A “blog” (short for ‘weblog’) is a website where an individual or group can post an ongoing narrative Flexible structure - contributors, editors, publishers, and subscribers (RSS) Can be external or internal Wildly extensible Can be used instead of Web site design software
    20. 20. Example - IrisInk blog
    21. 21. Digital Asset Management Essentially a database, library system Users, permissions, versions, index, search Assets are tagged with metadata Include workflow tools, sometimes tailored to specific users Usually include a publishing capability
    22. 22. DAM’s
    23. 23. Messaging Everywhere - phones, computers, web Can be text, voice, video Single, multiple users, multiple sessions Live document/file sharing Can include Virtual Network Computing (VNC) screen sharing and remote control
    24. 24. iChat
    25. 25. Virtual Meetings Online meetings, typically using a service mature technology, mostly reliable Screen sharing, audio options (phone, VOIP) Some better than others at media Easy to setup and use Some have “webinar” capabilities - scale up
    26. 26. Virtual Meeting systems
    27. 27. Media-Sharing Websites Allows users to post all kinds of files Photos, Videos, Documents Can be posted directly from Applications Some allow collaborative editing e.g. Google, iWork.com Can use online assets in other tools, e.g. blog put burden of hosting media on somebody else
    28. 28. Media Sharing Sites
    29. 29. Social Networking Sites Primarily geared to consumers, but some business applications Basically a blog and sharing site for users MySpace, LinkedIn, Facebook, many others Micro-blogging - “Twitter” useful for event monitoring
    30. 30. Mac Advantages On the desktop iChat, iWeb, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Mail, Safari, iCal Ethernet and WiFi built in On the Server iChat Server, iCal Server, Podcast Producer, Web Server, Mail Server, Wiki Server, Blog Server, FTP
    31. 31. Q&A

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