Business and IT Glossary  > Mobile Collaboration

Mobile Collaboration

Mobile Collaboration combines cross-platform synchronous and asynchronous interaction modes with elements of collaboration infrastructure. These elements may be mobile-first or mobile-optimized but must at least be mobile-friendly.

Mobile collaboration includes point-to-point and group chat/IM, audio and video, and screen/file sharing, backed up by presence, social group, and community services like activity streams, news feeds, profiles, and expertise location.

Mobile collaboration is a necessity to support the needs of the increasingly mobile workforce. Apps like Biba, Cotap, Slack, and WhatsApp (now owned by Facebook) have democratized the communication paradigm, challenging UC and telecom providers alike. Mobile messaging and collaboration apps also threaten the revenue model of telecom providers. Most providers have made deliberate investments in an effort to stem this tide.

Related Research

The Aragon Research Globe™ for Web and Video Conferencing, 2017

This report examines 22 major providers in the market. As you consider these providers, keep in mind which capabilities and products best fit the required use cases that pertain to your enterprise or buying center.

Related Webinars

Digitizing the Conference Room: 3 Reasons Why Visual Collaboration Matters

Technology is getting smarter and that includes the conference room. In this on-demand webinar, Aragon Research CEO Jim Lundy overviews major trends in modern collaboration and why you should invest in visual collaboration technologies to transform your conference room.