Knowing when to structure collaboration

Knowing when to structure collaboration

Summary: Collaborating with suppliers, customers, and partners via instant messaging, e-mail, chat can work it most cases. But would you use the same ad hoc tools if a strategic partner were helping you build a product that makes or breaks your company?

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Collaborating with suppliers, customers, and partners via instant messaging, e-mail, chat can work it most cases. But would you use the same ad hoc tools if a strategic partner were helping you build a product that makes or breaks your company? Probably not. AMR's Bob Parker discusses the virtues of

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  • Do people use videophones?

    At company "F" we use teleconference phone calls (no video). In the past, we had ISDN video phones, and the herky-jerky movement and low res picture was more distracting than useful. If those problems are solved with Vidphone, do we REALLY want to go there? What value is there to Vidphones? I suppose you could show a chart or graph - but those things can be done with Netmeeting.

    I guess I'm not a "visual" person, so I see no need in watching someone watching me. Anyone have some good counterpoints?
    Roger Ramjet
    • Videophone

      Well...the Visifone (made by Viseon) is not only for conference calls. It's also for home use...and there is no delay at all. It's real-time...real speed...30 frames per second.
      Also..it will allow for web access and cable channel viewing. Al of this will be included in your normal Vonage (or other VOIP) service...with an initial fee of $50-$150.
      This info was given to me from the people at Viseon (VSNI) and Vonage.
      I just know that companies spend 1000s of dollars on video conferencing equipment...and this phone would allow that all for $100.
      marketben