XCOM 285 Week 3 CheckPoint Technological Advancements in Communication

XCOM 285 Week 3 CheckPoint Technological Advancements in Communication

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The article by Virginia Citrano, Superhero in the Cubicle discusses various technological advancements in communication that have been made over the years, most of which are designed to make us more efficient. The 21 st century has deveutly brought us to aplace where we can keep in touch with so many markets through soial networking. Web 2.0 is likely the biggest component Citrano wrote about in this article. The idea of Web 2.0 is constant connectivity, instant communication, and easier collaboration between individuals in different locations. While social networking such as Twitter and Facebook grab most of the headlines, businesses are able to use the same type of technology to allow their employees to work from home, collaborate between offices, and with the expanded use of smartphones, never be disconnected from the office. Wikis are also a significant tool on the American workers toolbox. Wiki’s are information on a server that permits users to generate and revise the information on the web page
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Unformatted text preview: or intranet site. Wikis are not as commonly used in most organizations as other technological advancements because the company loses a significant amount of control when employees are able to freely edit information.Collaborative technology that allows for more efficient use of the most talented employees, especially in times of crises are becoming more and more attractive to American businesses. IBM has used its Lotus platform to develop a collaboration platform for the FAA that removes some of the red tape and allows employees to act quickly in times of emergencies, while at the same time ensure proper record keeping and auditing tools. As Citrano mentions many other technology companies, such as Microsoft and Google are interested in become providers of this type of service. The market clearly has room for improvement, and it only makes sense for companies that specialize in technology to develop and administer the software....
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