3Di Vendor Analysis by NCSU MBA Student Team

This semester I ran an independent study with five students from my Consulting and Management of Technology courses. Their challenge was to investigate the potential of 3Di technologies for a Fortune 10 organization.

The output they created for this organization was thoughtful and thorough. One of the greatest rewards of being a professor is seeing the classroom content you are trying to convey being applied in new and meaningful ways by incredibly bright and enthusiastic students. I can honestly say that this particular independent study was one of those truly blissful moments in my teaching career. I am incredibly proud of what these NCSU MBA’s produced.

The other cool thing is that they crated useful assets that can help us all know more about how to move the enterprise 3Di agenda forward.

Here for example, is their analysis of 3Di Vendors. As fast as technology moves, I am sure that there are red dots on this table that will need to be updated almost immediately, but it is a great start.

Thanks to Grant, Omead, Sara, Larissa and Lavanya for all the hard work!

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  1. Hi Tony! This Rocks! Nice work. Your graduate students should be very proud.
    Maybe we should make them all complimentary Guild members 😉
    I’m looking forward to our session at VizThink.

  2. Joe Miller

     /  December 31, 2007

    Hey Tony! Great comparative chart here, but I’d offer a couple corrections on the Second Life column. I’d change these dots from red to green: Physics modeling, Persistence, NPC (scripting), User rights management, video of IP, and voice of IP.

    By the way, we will be releasing a First Look client with many more collaborative capabilities in the Q1 2008, such as a shared browsing experience which will enable shared document editing.

    Best Regards and Happy 2008!

    — Joe Miller

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