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Contributor(s): Ivy Wigmore

Mobile collaboration is the use of mobile devices and collaborative apps to allow geographically dispersed people to work together on endeavors ranging from small personal projects to high-profile enterprise teamwork.

Enterprise mobility (the ability to work from various locations and communicate through notebooks, tablets and smartphones) is increasingly becoming something that both employers and employees take for granted. The ability to work from anywhere and at any time affords workers more flexibility in terms of both specific hours worked and the places they can be while they work. From the employer's perspective, mobility can be offered as a perk and, at the same time, benefit the organization through enhanced productivity.

Similarly, it's increasingly crucial for mobile workers to have the ability to collaborate with other employees from wherever they happen to be at any given time. As a result, many vendors offer collaboration platforms and tools, and the capacity for mobile access and collaboration are often built into standard business applications.

In this TED talk, Howard Rheingold discusses the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action:

This was last updated in February 2016

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