Definition: Groupware is software designed to improve the productivity of individuals with common goals or interests. Groupware relies on computer networking to open communications channels among people and to share data.
Traditional groupware systems like Lotus Notes were designed for corporate intranets and other LANs to support collaborative work. They essentially combined the functionality of email, messaging and conferencing, and document management systems. More recently, groupware applications like Groove have been designed with similar functionality for the Internet.
Also Known As: collaboration software
These online resoures introduce the concept of groupware and describe some of the most popular groupware applications including Lotus Notes/Domino and Microsoft Exchange.