2. Project Background

Initiated by the Office of the Director of IT (ODIT), Groupware was prominent in the ICT Strategic Plan, and has been in the OUCS five year plan since early 2007.

The project takes the term "groupware" in its more modern sense as meaning applications for "computer-supported cooperative work" or "collaborative working".

The deployment of integrated applications to support group-based working has the potential to relieve the administrative burden on staff; to help facilitate intra- and inter-institutional research; and to assist communication and group working between students and between students and their tutors.

2.1. The bodies involved

In order to select a solution, the project established and/or relied upon the following groups:

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