January 22, 2009
Alcoa, a global leader in the aluminium industry with over 90,000 employees in 34 countries, is committed to excellence and innovation.
As part of that commitment, Alcoa is working with 3D web platform provider ExitReality to improve communications, productivity, research and innovation for many of its global activities.
To enhance collaboration and communication, virtualization within Alcoa has begun. Craig Dermer, the Australian IT Strategy Manager stated that using virtual web technology, employees will be able to meet in an open or secure environment to conduct meetings, product demonstrations and explore 3D production facilities, all in real time. “Our people will be able to review product prototypes and gain valuable feedback from internal teams or global customers with the use of this highly engaging communication and collaboration medium.”
In the midst of the global economic meltdown, Alcoa, like many companies, is seeking ways to minimize travel costs by using this medium to communicate virtually.
“Virtual worlds provide a significant opportunity to enable not only cost savings and efficiencies, but improved effectiveness beyond current audio and video based solutions,” explained Craig, who has been researching virtual environments for 2 years.
By using open web 3D technology, like that supplied by ExitReality, invited participants can access meeting spaces without corporate firewall restrictions associated with many 3D virtual solutions.
Alcoa is a world leader in the production and management of primary aluminium, fabricated aluminum, refined alumina and mining of bauxite.
Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa’s businesses to customers.
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