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The first and most important conference on P2P
O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference
Westin St. Francis Hotel -- San Francisco, California
February 14-16, 2001


Case Study: Examining The Results of Peer-to-Peer Collaboration at PricewaterhouseCoopers

Jamey Harvey, Founder, Co-President & Chief Product Officer, Ikimbo

Track: Business Track
Date: Friday, February 16
Time: 11:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Grand Ballroom

Peer-To-Peer Enterprise Collaboration Beta Trials
  • Market overview; definition of worldwide problem; definition of PWC problem- secure instant communication/file sharing
  • What are the challenges of rolling out scalable, privately branded business collaboration hubs to their employees, partners and customers?
  • Quantifying the business benefits of enterprise collaboration and communication software
    • peer-to-peer and group-to-group file, application and information sharing
    • business-class instant messaging as a platform
    • wireless/PDA integration
    • e-commerce opportunities
    • open APIs for third party development
  • Calculating the cost savings that PriceWaterhousecoopers have made by:
    • only purchasing the computing power needed for current projects
    • reducing administration and infrastructure costs associated with esoteric hardware
    • scaling capacity based on actual not projected demands?
  • Utilizing self-upgrading platforms which automatically increase in speed as their participants upgrade their computers

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