MIS – 3030 Business Technologies Collaboration Technologies New Business Horizons Collaboration Technologies Collaboration is a joint effort of multiple individuals or work groups to accomplish a task or project. Collaboration may be asynchronous, in which case those collaborating are not necessarily working together (and in communication) at the same time; in contrast, collaboration may be synchronous (this is known as real-time collaboration), in which collaborative partners are working together simultaneously and in communication as they work. Types of Collaboration ¤ Conferencing oriented Multiple participants Full Duplex Audio capabilities Possible Video via “device” camera Screen Sharing Possible recording capabilities ¤ Services Go To Meeting (Citrix) Go To Webinar (Citrix) Lync (Microsoft) Join Me (https://www.join.me/) Types of Collaboration ¤ File sharing oriented Multiple participants File Sharing & versioning capabilities Commenting / Feedback Hierarchical / segmented sharing Cloud based storage ¤ Services Drop Box https://www.dropbox.com/ Box https://www.box.com/ Google Drive https://www.google.com/drive/ Sky Drive https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/ Types of Collaboration ¤ Chat / IM oriented Multiple participants Multiple rooms / channels Public & Private “spaces” File attachment • • • Documents Pictures etc Cloud based servers Web Site Customer Support Persistent Group Chat ¤ Services Hip Chat https://www.hipchat.com/ Help on Click https://www.hipchat.com/ Types of Collaboration ¤ White Board / Diagram oriented Multiple participants Share boards / diagrams Upload / Download capabilities Cloud based servers ¤ Services Lucid Chart https://www.lucidchart.com Gliffy http://www.gliffy.com/ Mindmanager http://www.mindjet.com/mindmanager/ Types of Collaboration ¤ Unified Communication Multiple participants “presence” concept Integrates: • • • • • Email Faxing IM / Chat Conferencing Calendaring / Meeting Scheduling ¤ Services Microsoft Exchange / Lync Lotus Dominio Cisco Avaya New Business Horizons Drones Drones “Flight of Fancy” or “New Business Opportunity” Drones “Flight of Fancy” or “New Business Opportunity” To distinguish UAVs from missiles, a UAV is defined as: a “powered, aerial vehicle that does not carry a human operator, uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift, can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely, can be expendable or recoverable, and can carry a lethal or nonlethal payload”. Drones Enhance Existing Business: Mapping Christ the Redeemer Redefine Existing Business Process: Amazon Prime Air Creating New Capabilities Top Flight Technologies • • Top Flight Technologies is a team of FAA, MIT, Georgia Tech, Aerospace and Software leaders. We have removed two universal challenges for are vertical liftoff multi-rotor UAVs - endurance and payload - using Top Flights Hybrid Propulsion System™. Our small footprint and feature-rich hybrid multi-rotor UAV solutions have a flight time of over 2 hours, can fly a range of 100 miles, at wind gusts to 40 mph, carrying 20 lbs and therefore removing these barriers from any application dependent on recharging batteries. Drones “Flight of Fancy” or “New Business Opportunity” What new opportunities does this technology create? What are the implications in terms of existing business? Regulation? Licensing? Ethical Considerations?