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Week 3 Technological Advances CheckPoint
Alisa Jackson

Week 3 Technological Advances CheckPoint
Q: What technological advancements in communication were discussed in the “Superhero in the Cubicle” Electronic Reserve Reading.
The technological advancements in communication discussed in the article, “Superhero in the Cubicle” were Smartsheet from, IBM Lotus Connections by Big Blue, Near Time, Web 2.0 Mashup by Kapow Technoloand, Confluence from Atlssian.
Q: Choose two communication types; compare and contrast them. How could these be used in you workplace?
IBM Lotus Connections and Confluence are the two communications types that I would consider using for my work place. IBM Lotus Connections and Confluence are collaborative Web technology tools that allow communications that use social computing. They both are user friendly and help users to making informed decisions. In my work place I need to have a communication that can keep track of data that can be communicated through out a group of people interested in moving to our community. The Confluence is used by universities for student information systems. Students from all university’s can communicate. This is a system we could use to communicate what each City has to offer Site Seekers.
Q: Do these technological advancements in communication follow what is traditionally considered business communications? Why?
In today’s modern technology most businesses tend to change with the new and changing communication technology in order to stay on top of the profit margins. I don’t see these technological advancements as “following the traditionally considered business communication”. I feel these are more advanced technologies that will eventually became the normal and set the stage for newer technology later on.
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