The heterogeneous environments of today’s larger corporations demand that groupware products offer cross-platform capabilities, or at least some promise of them.
Keeping that promise depends, at least partially, on vendors’ ability to agree on industry standards; as always, those wars rage on. Some vendors, however, currently support limited cross-platform capabilities within their groupware programs and are vowing farther-reaching support in the future.
The growing number and size of work groups has forced the Continue reading
Stay smart when your hard drive fails.
No matter how you try to take care of your hard drive, it will definitely have the tendency to fail. This problem is indeed catastrophic especially if you have stored important files in your hard drive. However, not all files are unrecoverable. This is why you can still perform hard drive failure recovery in case you encounter as serious problem such as data loss due to hard drive failure. As much as possible, you should pay close attention to the signs of hard drive failure. You can definitely do away with hard drive failure recovery steps once you know the process of identifying the signs of failure. Continue reading
Financial-services holding company and PC Week Corporate Lab Partner Society Corp. has adopted Lotus Development Corp.’s Notes as a collaborative network platform. The firm, which has grown rapidly through a series of Continue reading
Users on the road are the first to say they need a fast, simple and secure connection to their home offices. With the increasing deployment of groupware programs, this has greatly intensified; E-mail and Continue reading
Rather than put their efforts into defining groupware, managers might do better to focus on preparing a plan to help their companies grow into collaborative computing. Electronic mail provides a foundation for incrementally adding groupware functions; however, standards must be established before the necessary infrastructure can be built.
The boundaries of E-mail as a distinct messaging application are already blurred by Continue reading
Microsoft Corp.’s Windows for Workgroups 3.1 removes two of the largest barriers between users on a network, clearing the way for more “group-aware” applications.
Microsoft removed the main obstacle, DDE’s lack of network support, by developing Continue reading