Software designed to support more than one person working on a shared task. Groupware is an evolving concept that is a broad concept that provides more functionality than multi-user software that allows shared access data. Groupware provides a mechanism that helps users coordinate and keep track of on-going projects. It allows people to work together through computer-supported communication, collaboration, and coordination. Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, Communicator, Novell GroupWise, Netscape SuiteSpot, Eclipse, Team Talk, and Internet Explorer/NetMeeting are examples of groupware products.
Related Terms: Communications-Driven DSS