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group·ware

 (gro͞op′wâr′)
n.
Software that integrates work on a single project by several concurrent users at separated workstations.

groupware

(ˈɡruːpˌwɛə)
n
(Computer Science) software that enables computers within a group or organization to work together, allowing users to exchange electronic-mail messages, access shared files and databases, use video conferencing, etc

group•ware

(ˈgrup wɛər)
n.
software enabling a group to work together on common projects, share data, and synchronize schedules, esp. through networked computers.
[1985–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.groupware - software that can be used by a group of people who are working on the same information but may be distributed in space
software, software package, software program, software system, computer software, package - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand"
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In fact, the sale of groupware by Novell and IBM's Lotus Development has more than tripled from 1994 to 1995, with the expectations pinned to these systems extending far beyond traditional information technology benefits such as inventory automation or improved service quality.
Not all network operating systems include productivity applications and you may need to purchase separate groupware programs, such as e-mail or group scheduling, to fulfill your company's needs.
Groupware products give individuals in a group the ability to express ideas simultaneously and anonymously.
We have thus started to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our approach through the use of groupware.
This versatile software, a fast-emerging favorite in business circles, is called groupware.