Xcom/285 Week 3

Week 3
Technological Advancements in Communication
Raymond Culp

In the article “Superhero in the Cubicle” there were many technological advancements mentioned.   The first advancement is Web 2.0.   Web 2.0 is linked with web applications that make possible participatory information distribution, user-centered blueprint, teamwork, and interoperability on the internet (Krasne, 2005).   Another advancement mentioned in the article is IBM Lotus Connection.   An IBM connection is a proprietary Web 2.0 community software application developed by the Lotus Software division of IBM.   The objective of Lotus Connections is to authorize businesses to be more ground-breaking and help them carry out more rapidly by using active networks of partners, customers, and co-workers (IBM, 2011).   Smartsheet is another advancement that was talked about.   Smartsheet is an online development management and crowdsourcing tool.   It permits owners of information to expansively engage contributors through genuine admission, publicly-accessible published sheets, or via embeddable study forms (Smartsheet, 2011).   Although the article listed many advancements the last to be talk about is JIRA.   JIRA is a profitable software product that can be licensed for running on-premises or obtainable as a hosted solution.   This is a proprietary issue tracking creation.   It is usually used for bug tracking, product organization, and problem tracking ("What Is Jira", 2011).    
Two different communication types are verbal and non-verbal.   Verbal communication is further separated into oral and written communication.   The oral communication refers to the vocal words in the communication method.   Oral communication can either be face-to-face communication or a chat over the phone or even voice chat on the web.   Spoken conversations or dialogs are influenced by voice intonation, volume, clearness, and pitch.   The other type of verbal communication is written.   Written communication can be either...