A Case Study for a Collaborative Business Environment in Real Estate
According to recent vision of Web 2.0,this paper explores the prospective of implementing a business environment that enables users to be more agile in capturing and evaluating information about real estate offers. A cloud infrastructure hosts the business environment and introduces commercial services in a web community made up of a set of actors (i.e. citizens, enterprises, professionals, companies etc.). Users explore, change and share both quantitative and spatial information by means of a social network, the common venue within which they interact. Being offered as a cloud service, the business environment supports efficient and scalable data management of loosely structured information that is captured from web resources. A prototype is presented that provides users with the geographic representation of real estate offers and related statistics about the price trend.
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