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Collaborative Information Systems

TitleCollaborative Information Systems
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsEl-Bibany, H, Katz, G, Vij, S
Date Published04/1991
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCenter for Integrated Facility Engineering, CIFE, Collaboration, Collaborative Information System, Information Systems, Stanford University
AbstractThe creation of a product is a complex, highly-interdependent process. Typically, no individual possesses all of the required knowledge and skills, so design teams that include participants from each required domain are formed to collaborate and jointly create a single product. As projects become increasing complex, additional participants are added to the team. While this approach supplies the needed expertise, it also introduces a significant coordination burden and decreases the overall efficiency of the process. This report explores how a collaborative information system (CIS) can be used to reduce this coordination cost and contrasts the limitations encountered as this model is applied to different industries.
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