Accession Number : ADA582284


Title :   Virtual Collaboration for a Distributed Enterprise


Descriptive Note : Research rept.


Corporate Author : RAND PROJECT AIR FORCE SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Cordova, Amado ; Keller, Kirsten M ; Menthe, Lance ; Rhodes, Carl


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a582284.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 47


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.


Descriptors :   *COLLABORATIVE TECHNIQUES , *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , CONFERENCING(COMMUNICATIONS) , GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION , INFORMATION EXCHANGE , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , REAL TIME , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , TELECOMMUNICATIONS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Voice Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE