Great case study of use of Sametime and Quickplace to replace paper-based processes:
"We used to send out big packs of information," Bayard says. "We save about five reams of paper a month."Link: The Australian: Toyota board drives paper away >
James Scott, an information systems manager at Toyota, says directors can access the system from anywhere in the world so they always have access to material and they can prepare for board meetings.
"It works pretty effectively," Mr Scott says.
The system, created in consultation with IBM and e-Centric, uses customised IBM Lotus QuickPlace and Lotus Sametime software that allows instant communication between the board and executives.