Collaboration with Teams and Partners

Businesses large and small increasingly require complex partnering and teaming to get things done. As technology has made the world “flat,” the nature of doing business has changed, and those changes
apply not only to vendor/customer relationships, but also to the myriad resources necessary to invent, build, and deliver products and services. Organizations are distributed as never before and are turning to new technologies to address the issues of distance and time.
Effective teaming over distances can be challenging, however, as it requires a set of tools and a mindset open to teaming. To assess the current “state of the art” in collaboration, Wainhouse Research
and Citrix surveyed over 1,500 respondents during July-September 2007 regarding attitudes and use cases for web conferencing to support collaboration inside and outside their businesses. Respondents
include workers in IT (16%), management (12%), administration (10%), engineering (9%), sales (9%), finance (8%), and marketing/pr (7%) positions.