International Telecommunication Union
Telecommunication Standardization Policy DivisionITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector
ITU-T Technology Watch Report 5March 2008
“Increase productivity, save time and money while reducing yourcompany’s carbon footprint”; this is the ambitious sales pitch fora new family of tools that promise to offer the 3Cs –communication, collaboration and coordination – without therequirement for physical travel. This report describes howRemote Collaboration Tools can facilitate collaboration withcolleagues, and support businesses in overcoming thegeographical limitations of everyday work. For developingcountries, in particular, remote collaboration tools can be animportant step towards bridging the standardization developmentgap and the wider digital divide.