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Several unrelated things are named virtual organization:
- In business an organization that can take one of the following forms:
- Virtual organization (grid computing) a group who shares the same computing resources
See also 
- VOICED Virtual Organization for Innovative Conceptual Engineering Design
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The term virtual organization is used to describe a network of independent firms that join together, often temporarily, to produce a service or product. Virtual organization is often associated with such terms as virtual office, virtual teams, and virtual leadership. The ultimate goal of the virtual organization is to provide innovative, high-quality products or services instantaneously in response to customer demands.
The term virtual in this sense has its roots in the computer industry. When a computer appears to have more storage capacity than it really possesses it is referred to as virtual memory. Likewise, when an organization assembles resources from a variety of firms, a virtual organization seems to have more capabilities than it actually possesses.