||Friday, June 20, 2003
Groove publishes a new whitepaper named Use of Groove software in austere environments
Alongside the soldiers and other members of the military fighting in Iraq, was an often unseen but important group that was responsible for identifying and coordinating humanitarian aid. The people, from many governmentaland non-governmental groups including the U.S. Army,US Marines, UK DFID, International Medical Corps., Mercy Corps. and other civilian agencies, were in Iraq and neighboring countries to collect and share assessment data that would drive critical decisions about the prioritization and distribution of humanitarian aid. They were supported by Groove Workspace software, which is especially well suited for rapid deployment in austere environments such as the battlefields of Iraq.
Smart Solutions : Collaborating on Collaboration
Conceptually, Microsoft Office is still a document-centric system, enhanced with real-time services for presence awareness and real-time communication. Conceptually, Groove focuses more on verbs than nouns; it assumes a decentralized shared workspace context and delivers collaboration and powerful off-line/resync capabilities by asynchronously disseminating actions (verbs) within the shared context instead of replicating documents (nouns). This results in a different form-follows-function fit, despite some overlap and synergy. It's certainly not a right-or-wrong or either-or scenario. As previously noted, Groove and SharePoint were designed to address different customer needs, and their architectural differences are more complementary than competitive.
Get into the Groove
P2P Programming with Groove
10 Minute guide to Groove 2.0
Special edition using Groove 2.0
P2P Business solutions report
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