Collaborative Applications

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  • rich presence technology (RPT)

    Rich presence is an enhanced form of presence awareness in which participants can determine if other users are online and if so, observe to a limited extent what they are doing and how they are doing it... (Continued) 

  • real-time communications dashboard (RTCD)

    A real-time communications dashboard (RTCD) is an application designed to facilitate efficient, convenient real-time communications (RTC) in a business environment. RTC is any mode of telecommunications in which all users can exchange information ins... 

  • presence leveraging

    Presence leveraging refers to any technology that supports and expands presence, the ability of a network subscriber to locate and identify any other user's computing device as soon as the other user connects to the network... (Continued) 

  • Web conferencing

    Web conferencing is a form of real-time collaboration in which multiple computer users, all connected to the Internet, see the same screen at all times in their Web browsers. Some Webconferencing systems include features such as texting, VoIP (voice ... 

  • real-time communications (RTC)

    Real-time communications (RTC) is any mode of telecommunications in which all users can exchange information instantly or with negligible latency. In this context, the term "real-time" is synonymous with "live." (Continued) 

  • instant messaging (IM or IM-ing or AIM)

    Instant messaging (sometimes called IM or IMing) is the ability to easily see whether a chosen friend or co-worker is connected to the Internet and, if they are, to exchange messages with them. 

About Collaborative Applications

Collaborative applications aid business collaboration by helping users to easily work together. Many types of collaborative tools -- including unified messaging, project management software, document sharing and whiteboarding tools -- are available to help knowledge sharing among employees. Learn how to choose the right collaboration software and how to evaluate specific features, like presence and real-time communications dashboards, so that IT can maximize productivity across the enterprise.