Using Cloud Computing And Online Collaboration To Transform Your Business
There’s a saying that two heads are better than one. It’s always great to work as part of a team. You get to see a fresh perspective on your work, open yourself to new ideas, and get to share the workload. Yet in today’s technologically focused world, it can be difficult and time-consuming. It doesn’t have to be this way. There are tools out there to make you and your team the well-oiled machine it should be.
How does it work?
Online collaboration - or cloud computing - allows multiple participants to work on the same projects and documents simultaneously. Every team member can view, and edit projects in real-time from separate terminals. Through the internet, your team could be scattered the world over and still work together at the same time.
These tools are now accessible across the web. What Tandem Systems offer is a specialist perspective to guide businesses on how to improve their technological efficiency. We’ll help you set up systems like Google Apps for Business, MS Office 365 or Skype for Business – whatever suits your need. The different systems we recommend have different features, but at their core, they all come with the same benefits. Here are the main benefits of using online collaboration:
Save precious time
Without the need to be sending files back-and-forth, your team will save an incredible amount of time. This means your project can keep a much more constant workflow, reaching completion quickly and with efficiency.
Connect your team
Another benefit of online collaboration is meetings. As a project manager, one of the most complicated aspects of work can be meetings. Depending on the size of your team, finding a suitable meeting place, and scheduling it in around project time, can be a difficult process. This is especially true if your teamwork across multiple sites. Setting up meetings through online conferencing can make things so much easier. Team members can engage in meetings from the comfort of their workspaces.
Even the editing process is simplified. Most of the software we recommend comes with a “comment” feature. This will allow team members to make notes within the documents themselves, for everyone else to see. By reducing the need for focused amendment sessions, your team can amend and edit on the go without getting bogged down in a cycle of writing and rewriting.
Preventing data loss
One of the biggest reasons to consider online collaboration software is its use of cloud computing. By storing any saved data online, it means any member of the team can access it when they like. It also means that the team isn’t relying on backups and physical copies, like memory USB’s, which can be lost or damaged.
Whatever system you choose, there’s no doubt that cloud computing and online collaboration is the future of the workplace. A team that is engaged, effective, and connected is the greatest asset to any project. Through online collaboration software, they will be just that.
At Tandem Systems, we tailor our service to best meet your needs. Our expert IT technicians can help you implement cloud computing, online collaboration solutions to your business. To find out more, give us a call today on 01204 860050. We are happy to talk to you about how we can protect your business.