Real-time text chat facilities such as IRC appeared in the late 1980s. Web-based chat and instant messaging software appeared in the mid-1990s. The PLATO computer learning system allowed students to collaborate on networked computers to accomplish learning tasks as early as the 1960s, but the early networking was not accomplished via the World Wide Web and PLATO's collaborative goals were not consistent with the presenter-audience dynamic typical of web conferencing systems.[8] PLATO II, in 1961, featured two users at once.[9]

Web conferencing technologies are not standardized, which has reduced interoperability and transparency and increased platform dependence, security issues, cost and market segmentation. In 2003, the IETF established a working group to establish a standard for web conferencing, called "Centralized Conferencing (xcon)".[6] The planned deliverables of xcon include:
Live Event Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019, 01:00 PM EDT   The relentless pace of today’s advances can seem daunting for many, but for you as a technology enthusiast, it’s exciting! In order to stay up to speed, SAP invites you to check out this global virtual show, SAP Leonardo Now Online. In just 70 minutes, this event goes beyond the hype of new intelligent … Continue Reading...
×