GDSS

3,022 views
2,840 views

Published on

This is a PowerPoint on a collaborative technology called Group Discussion Support System

Published in: Technology, Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
3,022
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
17
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
116
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

GDSS

  1. 1. Prepared By: Rahul Kapoor
  2. 2. <ul><li>Electronic Meeting System (EMS) formerly. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an online support system for a group discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a structure to the ideation efforts for a project. </li></ul><ul><li>Follows Client- Server model </li></ul><ul><li>Application runs on the client computer. </li></ul><ul><li>A Web 2.0 concept it helps us in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic form of Brain storming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Categorizing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sorting and prioritizing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consensus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Infrastructure cost = min.$2000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Server Req. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows 2000, 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Client Req. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows XP,1 GHz, 256 RAM. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic LAN for data transfer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Software package </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An average web conferencing software costs 33c/minute per person. (Source: www.Webex.com) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assume these services are also provided in the similar cost range. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>GDSS Vs. Web conf. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many – Many as opposed to one – many relation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structure to ideation process as opposed to plain speech and presentation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on brain storming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The technology started in 1987-89 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Minnesota </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Arizona (Ventana Corporation, now Groupsystems) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>It can be used to have group discussions at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Same time and same place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Same time but different place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different time and different place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different time but same place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.meetingdragon.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>GroupSystems - ThinkTank </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can handle 50 participants at a time. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft: SharePoint, Office, calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CISCO – WebEx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM: Lotus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consulting firms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Customers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government and Defense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grouputer Solutions - Grouputer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zing Technologies – AnyZing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meetingworks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting Dragon.com </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Well Suited </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Product development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process Improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedbacks for a project. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poorly Suited </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low technology resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Manufacturing and Production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual research environments </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Ease of availability of Software (Online/ Internal) </li></ul><ul><li>Existence of a Set of frame work for idea generation during the project. </li></ul><ul><li>Cheaper and efficient than the standard form of meetings/web conferencing. </li></ul><ul><li>In Summary: the more the organization is team driven the more successful is the technology. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>http://scis.nova.edu/nova/hci/week9.txt </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.groupsystems.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.groupsystems.com//resources/custom/PDFs/ThinkTank-FAQ.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>References for costs are taken from Google Shopping results for Microsoft products. </li></ul>

×