Important technologies for 2008 - Collaboration Tools - Social Networks

Web applications and tools to help people connect and share ideas and information.

CIO Insight, "Collaboration tools which allow employees to brainstorm, plan, analyze, share work and make decisions together are among the most important technologies of 2008.

"Collaboration: Unlocking the Power of Teams" from CIO Insight, By Allan Alter

Mr. Alter, "...collaboration and work-flow moved up to second place in our Top Trends Survey list of the most strategic technologies late last year, it confirmed what CIOs and other IT executives had been telling us about the field's growing importance to their businesses.

...the line between collaboration and communication is ultra-thin, and we included nearly 30 items under the collaboration umbrella from telephony and e-mail to prediction markets and social networks.

We discovered that about 80 percent of IT executives believe collaboration and workflow technologies deliver on their promise to boost productivity and decision-making, and half say they enable and even inspire strategies that were previously unattainable or unimaginable."

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