Group Collaboration Tools Project
Focus on group collaboration tools and how they work in the
Collaboration is the experience that integrates
people, processes, and technology all in one space
These tools morph conversations and file sharing tools into
a knowledge base that the entire enterprise can now
IBM Open Connections
A Good Collaboration Tool?
What companies and enterprises want in collaboration tools:
Unlimited users and storage
Video chat and communication forums
Real time communication through video conferencing, or
Share files anywhere in the world at any given time.
Share different type of documents such as spreadsheets, and
Works on every mobile device
Share photos, location, and
even split payments with people
Works around the world
Can leave group at any time
Have the ability to “like” other
group members posts
No video chat
Mobile application on different
carriers can be confusing
Limited to only mobile device
GroupMe is a mobile app that allows for private chat
rooms among a group of people.
Has good security on files; only
uses who are authorized can
access the files specific files
Easiest to use for file share
You can access past forms of a
file, even after changes have
Can be difficult to locate a file
Not as efficient for teamwork
compared to other
collaboration tools because of
According to users, Dropbox
lacks good customer service
Allows you to store, access, and share pictures/videos
and documents at any given moment and place on your
computer or smartphone.
Allows virtual meetings
User friendly/easy setup (600
High Capacity Calls (Up to 25
Free service (Including
Poor video/audio quality on
group calls, in various aspects
Often hard to setup with
standard AV system (Time
Security Risk (Not good for
Skype is a freemium voice-over-IP service and instant messaging
client that is currently
developed by Microsoft
Quick access to documents
anywhere in world.
Allows file sharing, simultaneously
working on files.
Can create private or open sharing.
Free to use for up to 15GB of
Allows the use of spreadsheets and
Limited features set compared
to Microsoft word/excel.
Have to be connected to the
internet to use.
Requires a Google account.
Limited storage for free users
A web-based office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service.
It allows users to create and edit documents and spreadsheets online.
No plug-ins=all you need is a web
You can interact with the web (or
uploaded picture, document, or
widget) AND mark it up in real time
with other people
It incorporates chat and voice
Can invite as many people
to participate in your
Twiddla session as you like-
All members must be online
using Twiddla at the same time
There is no way to track the
influence/contribution of each
The markup tools are somewhat
difficult to use when drawing
with the mouse. Using a tablet
interface may allow for better
precision when drawing.
Twiddla is a free online collaboration tool that allows team
whiteboarding. You can upload or draw images in real time with
Easy to learn and use
Simple file sharing and real time editing
Allows for multiple ways to communicate
Imports and exports and works with most file types