COLUMN: Editorial Pointers
DEPARTMENT: News Track
COLUMN: Digital Village
Malicious software knows no bounds.
COLUMN: Log on Education
Is the computer the device that can change the campus as we know it?
COLUMN: On Site
Using the Internet to help cope with disaster.
Scientific and policy leaders interact during a rare but useful workshop on Capitol Hill.
Reexamining U.S. copyright laws.
COLUMN: Technical Opinion
Using advanced technologies to support both sellers and buyers.
SPECIAL ISSUE: Collaborative Virtual Design Environments
Computer-generated animated and enhanced movies and training simulations are now commonplace because of an exponential increase in cost-effective computer power and software robustness. Today, pilots and astronauts routinely …
General Motors proved fertile ground for implementing collaborative technologies for designing cars.
Creating a productive collaborative environment requires a delicate balance of technology, knowledge, and trust.
Vague discrete modeling is a flexible and adaptable means for designers to express and shape ideas in a collaborative environment.
A high-performance solution offers faster 3D representation of users by avatars without compromising real-time interactivity.
SPECIAL ISSUE: Global Applications of Collaborative Technology
Collaborative technologies, sometimes referred to as "groupware applications" given their deployment to support groups of individuals engaging in collaborative tasks, have developed rapidly in the last few years. Much of this …
Recent interviews with GVT leaders and members offer critical
advice from the trenches regarding the challenges and coping
strategies for collaborating on a global scale.
Technology does not make cultural and business boundaries disappear simply because it exists.
Communication technologies can supplement, but never supplant, the value of social bonds and trusting relationships.
Communicating over differing continents and time zones is not an obstacle when the quality and tone of the communication are viewed as important as the project at hand.
Acknowledging cultural differences helps companies build the strongest global virtual teams and determine the strongest tools they need.
Case study findings from several corporate environments suggest that successful virtualization does not depend on the degree of technological sophistication. It's how the tools are used that matters.
Using incentive-based approaches to match interested buyers and sellers.
Improving Web searching with user preferences.
Surveying the transition from conventional to Internet-based publishing mechanisms.
COLUMN: Inside Risks