|Long Title:||Evaluation of VO Tools|
|Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana|
|Project Leader:||M. Gay|
The most urgent requirements of VO members are:
The preliminary survey and the evaluations showed that it is not possible to select a single tool able to cover all needs.
Read more in the project report.
The project "Vorprojekt TINA" takes the results of this project into account and will define a tool(set) for the specific VO needs in living labs.
The tools customarily used for collboration/communication purposes include e-mail, telephone, fax and Web sites. New web-based tools are now available: Wiki, blogs, remote storage space, tools for collaborative editing of documents, social networks etc. Sometimes VO members do not use the most suited tools but they use the tools they are already acquainted with. Sometimes they don't use modern tools at all.
This study could be the foundation for pilot projects that will investigate on the field the effectiveness of these tools. Supported by the most appropriate tools, virtual organizations members will be able to pursue most effectively their goals.