Collaborative Computing

Collaborative computing allows team members on a shared project to share resources and applications in real time, regardless of their physical location. Figure B-9 illustrates a simple VoIP internetwork that allows collaborative computing. The PSTN serves as a gateway to non-enterprise-connected participants.

Figure B-9. Collaborative Computing

At the heart of the collaborative computing solution is the IP internetwork. Participants connect to each other via a private IP network or the public Internet. Servers and applications are deployed across the network, including the client software on the participant desktops. Collaborative computing applications include the following:

  • Telephony and meeting applications, such as Microsoft NetMeeting

  • Scheduling and collaboration software, such as IBM Lotus Notes

  • Video streaming software

  • FTP, TFTP, and peer-to-peer file-sharing applications

  • IP phones

  • Shared whiteboarding software

The goals of collaborative computing include:

  • Reduced travel expenses

  • Network transparency

  • Shared calendar

  • Real-time document sharing

  • Real-time communication, such as telephony or videoconferencing

Cisco Voice over IP Cvoice (c) Authorized Self-study Guide
Cisco Voice over IP (CVoice) (Authorized Self-Study Guide) (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 1587052628
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 111
Authors: Kevin Wallace

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