Livelink virtual teams for Shell

Tools from Open Text affiliate NetAge are now embedded in LiveLink. Shell is using them to build virtual teams.

Shell is the first major customer for Open Text Corp.’s latest knowledge management offering - Livelink VirtualTeams (LLVT). LLVT is described as a comprehensive, integrated team environment built on Livelink which combines a tested methodology for virtual teamwork with ‘state-of-the-art’ collaboration technology.


LLVT integrates technology developed by researchers from Open Text affiliate NetAge. The Virtual Teams Methodology was developed over a 20 year period by NetAge CEO Jessica Lipnack and chief scientist Jeffrey Stamps.


RoyalDutch/Shell group’s Ben Krutzen, said “As first customers, we have licensed 10,000 seats of Livelink VirtualTeams. This marks a new phase in our close collaboration with Lipnack and Stamps to make our virtual teams more effective. The LLVT module intuitively guides users through the steps that make their work easier, and puts the relevant process information at their fingertips.”


LLVT enhances team meeting productivity through asynchronous collaboration between dispersed team members using technologies such as virtual real-time application broadcasting, shared text pad and whiteboard, chat and instant messaging. Meeting information is captured on the fly to the knowledge repository.

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Lipnack and Stamps have written six books over 20 years on this subject, most recently, the ‘best-selling’ Virtual Teams (John Wiley & Sons, 2000). More from

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