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London, 9 April 2014 – Together with ICT Media, Talk & Vision researched the maturity of online collaboration between organisations. The purpose of the research was to gain insight in the current status of the chain collaboration in UK and the Netherlands. For this research 116 CIO's and IT managers were interviewed. Many managers understand that collaboration in this dynamic market is inevitable. Practically all organisations act in one or several chains and therefore enter into partnerships involving frequent online cooperation.

Collaborations between organisations can consist of both ad hoc transactions as well as more intensive and structured relationships. The research into the maturity of online collaboration has shown that most collaborations serve to cut costs. Tailoring business processes ensures increased efficiency. Good communication between the participating parties is required for successful online collaboration: it contributes to better understanding...

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