I now understand two different communication types, in which has advanced the way businesses communicate. IBM Lotus Connections is a new Web-based tool from Big Blue that combines record-keeping, blogging, bookmarking and more. Using this application, workers can easily file all receipts, forms, e-mail, voicemail, instant messaging, chats and related items to a central archive. Archives are like a library where information is collected and saved, which helps companies retrieve any information that has been lost or damaged.
The Web 2.0 Mashup Server software lets users gather data, regardless of format, straight text, spreadsheets, web pages, RSS feeds from internal and external sources, combine that data and redeploy it in entirely new ways, such as an information-dense and highly searchable Web site. The site lets people working on other coastal protection initiatives find research on similar initiatives in other locales.
After learning about IBM and Web 2.0 Mashup Server software, I have come to realize that these types of technology are already being used in within businesses. Companies already use software such as IBM to make sure that their information is protected and backed up to ensure that if something was lost they could retrieve the information. Web 2.0 Mashup is also being used in businesses. In order for companies to stay competitive they are able to research their competitors and find other valuable information they might need. Both of these technologies lead to a form of written communication.
I believe that IBM and Web 2.0 Mashup are not a traditional way for businesses to communicate. Although they are a form of...