Collaboration is the fast and efficient way of working, utilising all the technology available to us. If you type into Google the word 'collaboration' you get about 286,000,000 results (in 0.32 seconds). This is no surprise in this ever developing industry we work in.
I suppose to define Collaboration you would need to break it down into sections that collectively make the whole word.
Collaboration: if you were to ask 10 people you would get 10 different answers.
Oxford dictionary: The action of working with someone to produce something.
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Words such as co-operation, alliance, partnership, participation, combination, association are used when we look at achieving Collaboration. We all have a common goal to work smarter rather than harder. Utilising applications such as Cisco Jabber, Webex, Cisco Telepresence, MS Lync 2013 and other such communications tools allows us all to participate in Collaboration. We have developed with our partners a user friendly technical environment.