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Content-Centered Collaboration Spaces in the Cloud
September/October 2009 (vol. 13 no. 5)
pp. 34-42
John Erickson, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Norwich
Michael Rhodes, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Bristol
Susan Spence, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Bristol
David Banks, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Bristol
James Rutherford, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Bristol
Edwin Simpson, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Bristol
Guillaume Belrose, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Bristol
Russell Perry, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Bristol
Emphasizing communication, collaborative work, and community, the authors envision a cloud-based platform that inverts the traditional application-content relationship by placing content rather than applications at the center, enabling users to rapidly build customized solutions around their content items. The future of collaboration will focus on building and sustaining communities around content, tasks, and ideas. Hosted entities known as content spaces will support ecosystems of users and developers around this content. To make their case, the authors review the dominant trends in computing that motivate the exploration of new approaches for content-centered collaboration and discuss ways to address certain core problems for users and organizations.

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Index Terms:
collaboration, cloud computing, user-driven programming
Citation:
John Erickson, Michael Rhodes, Susan Spence, David Banks, James Rutherford, Edwin Simpson, Guillaume Belrose, Russell Perry, "Content-Centered Collaboration Spaces in the Cloud," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 34-42, Sept.-Oct. 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.93
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