Collaboration: Unlocking the Power of Teams

Collaboration and work-flow moved into second place in CIO Insight’s late 2007 Top Trends Survey list of the most strategic technologies. This confirmed what CIOs and other IT executives had been reporting about the field’s growing importance to their businesses and prompted Allan Alter of CIO Insight to write a report describing data from more than 180 respondents on the reasons behind the technologies’ increasing significance, which tools are making the greatest impact and how broadly they’ve been adopted. Web 2.0 technologies get the attention, but IT executives say other collaboration technologies are more valuable. Shared project management systems, workflow systems, real-time document collaboration tools and knowledge management systems are considered more important than any Web 2.0 technology.

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