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Groupware Application

August 6, 2009
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Groupware applications
Task Manager is synchronous groupware for task management. This client/server software allows planning, scheduling, sharing, tracking and reporting tasks, appointments, projects, and any company activities. Authorized users can simultaneously access the common database through Local Network (LAN) to see, add, edit and delete their team or personal tasks, if they are grunted appropriate permissions.
To Do List is asynchronous groupware for task management. It is single-user system that allows team leaders to create, manage and send tasks or individual to-do lists to team members by e-mail or publish to-do lists on company website.

Groupware workflow
It is a highly structured communication between users. The communication structure may differ from company to company task management helps a common workflow within the company.
Typically a task is planned by team leader and assigned to every employee in that team. Then the employee automatically receives a notification about the assignment of the task and he starts working. After the employee finishes his task he changes status of the task and team leader automatically receives the notification about it.
Groupware privacy
When setting up a groupware it is important to specify what information is private and what is shared. Simultaneously the data is access by everyone in a group is a key feature of groupware but sometimes it can be in danger and get confused.

Groupware Success = Technology + Culture + Economics + Politics

How Groupware Works
By shanmugaraja subramaniam, On 2/13/08 12:58 PM
Groupware software can be divided into two categories: server and client.
Server:-
Depending on the size of an organization and the number of users, the software is installed on one or more computers (called servers) in a network. Server software can also be installed on computers located in other locations. If user wants any information that will be taken from the server. If more than one server is used, the servers will speak to one another in a process called replication. In this way, information held in the same database, but in different locations or on a different server, is exchanged between the servers. Once this is accomplished, the servers are said to be synchronized.
Client:
Each person using the groupware has the client software installed on their desktop or laptop computer. The client software enables the user to access and interact with the applications stored on the servers. Some users may be remote that is, they are not in the office on a full-time basis but rather use a modem or other type of connection to access and use the groupware.
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