virtual workgroup

virtual workgroup

A group of individuals who work on a common project via technologies such as email, instant messages, shared databases, threaded discussions and calendaring. Virtual workgroups are mandated by company policy and employment requirements. Contrast with virtual community and pervasive computing.
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Because today's business environment also includes managing virtual workgroups, in this issue's "In Review," Leigh Isaacs recommends A Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams by Yael Zofi as a useful tool to help organizations develop and maintain successful virtual teams.
virtual workgroups (e.g., Maznevski/Chudoba 2000, Kayworth/Leidner 2002).
To address this issue, Habitat is isolating each user's connection to the Internet by implementing virtual workgroups or "VLANs." VLAN technology allows Habitat to manage and maintain a secure connection to the Internet for each customer.
Setting up virtual workgroups like this can save up to $2,000 per worker per day, Gordon estimates.