SFSU ISYS 363-1 Fall 2013-group: Padres


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SFSU ISYS 363-1 Fall 2013-group: Padres

  1. 1. “Padres” SFSU ISYS 363 – Fall 2013 – Section #1
  2. 2. Introduction: Possible Collaboration Tools • Google Drive – Online Application: Allows real time changes, everywhere access, and has an Optical Character Recognition • Skype – Online and mobile application: Provides messaging, audio conferencing, as well as video conferencing. • Smart Phone – Hardware Device: Integrated software built in to allow third-party applications, audio, video, messaging, and internet access • iLearn – Web Portal: Online website that allows multiple users to log in simultaneously and view uploaded documents • Facebook – Web Portal and Mobile Application: Market leader in the connection of mass amounts of global users, living in diverse geographic locations also provides real-time updates, instant messaging, and video messaging as well.
  3. 3. Introduction • We decided to choose these collaboration tools in particular primarily to choose some that we are familiar with, as well as to diversify the tools • Each one of these tools are unique in their own way and provide a similar but not exact group experience that can benefit the work that needs to be done • In a few of these tools, an account is necessary, which can have its ups and downs • For the phone, it is an expensive price, though has a wide range of capabilities though also requires a contract with a wireless service provider. • Internet is also a big feature that is needed to colloborate in almost all group projects which is tied to having WI-FI or a modem and router set up
  4. 4. Google Drive Pros • Can collaborate using many types of software not just text and word based programs • Easy to use and share with others is a selected group through computers or smart devices that have downloaded the app • Can easily access and make changes to documents uploaded onto Google Drive Cons • Must have Internet Access • Must have a Google email and be signed up for the service • Must have a computer or smart device to use
  5. 5. Skype Pros • Two or more parties can communicate with each other via the internet while also being seen and heard • Skype is relatively cheap with unlimited minute subscriptions • Skype is easy to install and does not require much configuration Cons • Access to the internet is required for Skype to work • It lacks features such as call return and call blocking • Skype calls can not be recorded without a third party software. Many people prefer to look back on a conversation for details as you could with a text based service.
  6. 6. Smart Phones Pros • Smart phones do not require internet access for communication • Talking over the phone can be a much easier, quicker and more personal way to communicate • Most Smart Phones these days do offer internet access and apps so you are able to send texts, files and even video messages from your phone at any time and place Cons • Smart Phones may not need internet access but they do need cell service, and some locations have bad reception making it difficult or impossible to receive phone calls or text messages • Smart phones may be too personal for certain people who do not which to be flooded with calls or text messages all day and would rather have important matters be dealt with over e-mail, which they can read and respond to at a time they choose • Talking over the phone also may not be the most convenient form of communication when dealing people from different parts of the country or the world. People live in different time zones, so finding a good time for both parties to talk on the phone might be difficult to coordinate and e-mail seems more reasonable. Also, making long-distance international calls can be very pricey.
  7. 7. iLearn Pros • iLearn can be used anywhere as long as you are a student of SFSU. • On iLearn, documents can be posted on the forums for each other which allows you to send documents to others without knowing their email. • iLearn sends notifications to email when new posts are posted on the forums. Cons • Although iLearn can be used anywhere, you must have access to the internet. • Members part of the group must be active on the forums or check forums frequently or it will be hard to communicate with each other. • Not able to having the ability to have instant group messaging.
  8. 8. Facebook Pros • Over 800 million people are using it. Facebook becomes to a large business market. • People create and join fan pages everyday. • Like, Comment, and Share can be spread on the internet. • Link your Facebook to your website Facebook can greatly improve your search engine. Cons • Time and resources is one of the biggest drawbacks of having a Facebook page. People won’t automatically follow you if you don’t manage your page well. You need to find customers yourself. • Slow Burn sometimes building your fan base can have bad effect. • Commitment lack of interaction on Facebook and not publishing regular content can reflect very poorly on a business.
  9. 9. Winners For our project the forms of communication that we will most likely be using are • Google Drive: Google drive will be a good way for our group to share our projects and collaborate • Cell Phones: Cell phones are a great way to communicate quickly with group members in order to determine when and where we will meet, and to be able to discuss our project on the go. • iLearn: iLearn is also another good way to share files between group members and is frequently checked amongst SFSU students.
  10. 10. Sources • "Pros and Cons of Using Facebook for Business." Dara Creative. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.daracreative.ie/blog/online- marketing/pros-and-cons-of-using-facebook-for- business/>.