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Accession Number ADA582284
Title Virtual Collaboration for a Distributed Enterprise.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 47p
Personal Author A. Cordova C. Rhodes K. M. Keller L. Menthe
Abstract Breakthroughs in satellite and fiber-optic telecommunication networks and related technologies currently enable almost instantaneous transmission of information across the globe. Many private and public organizations have become used to depending on the global information grid to perform their daily operations. A firm with headquarters in the United States can interact with multiple affiliates and customers located on the other side of the globe in real time. With such technological advances, the need has arisen for virtual collaboration means that allow personnel at geographically diverse sites to interact and communicate effectively. Having the most effective means of virtual collaboration and ensuring they are used in the most effective way are paramount to achieving error-free, real-time communication, a goal that is particularly important for military operations. In this report we address the virtual collaboration needs of organizations whose components have wide geographic distribution, such as U.S. military intelligence organizations or U.S. military operational units.
Keywords Audioconferencing
Collaborative techniques
Computer-mediated communications
Geographic distribution
Information exchange
Media richness theory
Military organizations
Noncolocated teams
Real time
Team dynamics
Team effectiveness
Virtual collaboration
Virtual collaboration tools

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
74 - Military Sciences
45F - Verbal
45C - Common Carrier & Satellite
Corporate Author Armed Forces Inst. of Pathology, Washington, DC. Div. of Biophysical Toxicology.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number FA7014-06-C-0001

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