Week 2 Online Discussion Post 3 - improve teamwork or...

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Unfortunately, I am not as technical savvy as I would like to be so this article really caught my attention. I had no idea that companies were utilizing 3D virtual worlds to conduct business. This is amazing. I have to reluctantly admit that when I started working for my current company, I was impressed by our video conferencing and chat capabilities. These virtual worlds make these types of meetings seem inferior. The examples that I found on a website as I looked for more information looked a lot like a simulating or a video game. I guess I should not be surprised. Video games have evolved so much since I was a child; it was only a matter of time before the technology was put to other uses. There are many benefits of using 3D for collaboration. It provides strong cognitive signals that
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Unformatted text preview: improve teamwork or collaboration. The 3D space gives an innate ability to organize various real-time conversations. The 3D spatial indications, each participant can get an instant sense of what the other teammates can or cannot see. When it comes to data sharing, viewing items collectively is a normal activity. Honestly, I think that this is a great way to compliment the growing numbers of remote workers. The article I read explains that over 50% of Suns employees work remotely. This gives them a place to see things that people in an office setting probably take for granted. Such as a white board that shows activity or progress on a team. Sources: http://research.sun.com/projects/mc/mpk20.html...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course IS535 IS535 taught by Professor Professor during the Spring '09 term at Keller Graduate School of Management.

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