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Collaboration has taken on new dimensions at Video on Location Inc., a full-service video production firm in Rockville, Maryland. The company's 16 employees use virtual collaboration software to create commercials, webcasts, instructional videos and other projects.

Company president Dino Veizis likes having projects synced online so employees can work from home and discuss new ideas around the clock. "When you have a thought, you throw it into that space, and it's there for everybody to see. It extends the meeting at the conference table," says Veizis, 46. Online collaboration "has increased our efficiency and productivity quite a bit."

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