Although simplicity is the hallmark of modern cloud collaboration software,
the decision to implement collaboration software in the company is not to be
taken lightly. This seriousness is apt given the strategic nature of
collaboration technology – while most software are used by some of the
people in the organization some of the time, collaboration software is by
used by most of the people (if not all) much of the time (and extends to
partners and clients).
Collaboration (or working together) is at the heart of what every
organization does, and collaboration software can be thought of as the
lubricant which ensures that the cogs and gears of business run smoothly.
Just as the foundation of a building determines the strength of the super
structure, the rigor and diligence with which collaboration software is
implemented goes a long way to determine the success of t... (more)
iCloud is great news
iCloud is great news for the cloud industry as a whole. As everyone knows,
the genius of Steve Jobs is to show everyone the importance of “sexy” in
technology (for lack of a better word) – take an existing technology, and
make it so compelling, so beautiful, that people can’t wait to lay their
hands on that sleek shiny new thing. He did that with iPhone, and repeated
it with iPad.
The same could well happen with iCloud. The cloud has been around in the
consumer market for more than a decade, and the business world has finally
embraced it in the last couple ... (more)
Do you have a funny feeling that you seem to be doing the same work over and
over in your office? Grand projects are initiated with a flurry of meetings
and earth shaking intentions, but amnesia sets in as soon as everyone steps
out of the conference room. Or responsibilities are handed from person to
person like a baton in a relay race, with a loss in context at every step,
till they end up in the lap of someone who has scarcely a clue about the
original intentions. Or files sent back and forth, till they settle in an
obscure corner of the business never to be found again. And y... (more)
This post would qualify as a part of the “back to the basics” series.
While cloud based business software has gained mainstream adoption over the
past couple of years, many companies are dipping their toes in it for the
first time, and are still asking the “why” questions.
This post answers the “why” for intranet software. Why should my company
implement an intranet at all? How will it benefit me? Here’s why.
1) Productivity. An intranet is the “home” for employees (ideally) and
the intranet desktop is probably the first thing they see in the morning. An
intranet which gives empl... (more)
Of all the technologies that have changed our lives in recent years, none has
done so more than social media. Social media has taken root as one of the
most influential and most used forms of communication around the world. From
politics, to entertainment, to personal and business, there is not one
platform as accessible and widely used as social media. With Twitter and
Facebook, to mention the most popular, you have a way of connecting with
people from all over the world, and in the same neighbourhood with the strike
of a few keys.
And the best part is that it is free. While in... (more)