Niall Sullivan

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Why choose cloud computing for online collaboration? 

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 12-Feb-2018 10:58:44

Whether you're considering an investment in an online collaboration tool or another type of software, it is clear that the cloud is the place where it should be hosted.

In fact, one survey by Right Scale found that 95% of respondents are now using cloud as their default hosting platform.

But why are an increasing number of organisations doing this? The infographic below by ShoreTel Sky gives 5 clear reasons that answer the question - why choose cloud computing.

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Topics: security in the cloud, cloud collaboration

8 of the most inspirational collaboration videos from TED talks

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 05-Feb-2018 12:03:09

If you didn't know already, there are many benefits to collaborating.

Organisations are now beginning to realise this too, with one study finding that 75% of employers rate team work and collaboration as “very important.”

To inspire you, we have collated a selection of collaboration videos from TED Talks that show the incredible results that can occur when people work together towards a common goal.

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Topics: workplace innovation

The common examples of bad project management that you need to avoid

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 29-Jan-2018 10:48:29

In an ideal world, every project that you undertake will work out exactly as you’ve planned it and will end up a big success.

However, as you know, life isn’t like that. Not surprising when you consider that one survey found that 75% of project participants lack confidence that their projects will succeed.

But where does this lack of confidence come from? In the main, it comes from bad project management practices. In this blog post we’re going to look at some of the worst examples so you can avoid making the same mistakes.

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Topics: project management

Use customisation to create the best online shared workspace possible

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 22-Jan-2018 08:00:00

online shared workspace

In order to encourage users to actively participate in your Kahootz online shared workspace, you need to ensure that it's as easy to use and navigate as possible.

Fortunately, there are lots of different ways in which you can organise your workspace in order to provide better guidance to your users.

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Topics: hints and tips

5 collaboration benefits that will blow your mind

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 15-Jan-2018 08:00:00

If you didn’t know already, collaboration is now being taken seriously by every successful organisation.

Although some may find this hard to believe, the statistics back this up. One study has found that 75% of employers rate team work and collaboration as “very important.”

Why do they feel this way? Many will have seen the dire consequences of collaboration failing in their organisation.

However, the true reasons lie in the amazing collaboration benefits that soon become clear once they have adopted this smarter way of working.

Whether you’re working with external partners or just with colleagues within your team, in this blog post, we’re going to look at the key benefits in more detail.

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Topics: online collaboration

The clear signs of a poor manager

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 08-Jan-2018 08:00:00

During your working life, you will have worked with a number of good managers that have inspired you to achieve great things.

However, it's just as likely you will have come across bad ones. The long term repercussions of this is a decrease in employee engagement and as a result, productivity.

This great infographic by cloud communication advisor GetVoip explains 8 signs of a poor manager that you should look out for and what you can do to defeat them.

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Topics: project management

How to build better relationships with external partners

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 02-Jan-2018 14:39:45

In the modern workplace, effective collaboration and communication with external partners is essential in order to deliver good results.

But this is not always easy to achieve. There are many barriers that prevent collaborative working from taking off, which in turn leads to the breakdown of these important partnerships.

In this blog post, we’re going to provide tips on how you can build better relationships with your external partners.

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Topics: online collaboration, remote working

Use team blogging in Kahootz to connect with your stakeholders

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 18-Dec-2017 08:00:00

Team blogging has long been used by organisations worldwide to connect with their customers, stakeholders and internal employees.

In Kahootz, you can too! There are many different ways in which you can use our internal blogging functionality to achieve this.

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Topics: hints and tips

What are the key aspects of good collaboration?

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 11-Dec-2017 11:32:00

Collaboration is fast becoming the difference between success and failure in the workplace.

The statistics appear to back this up. 86% of respondents of one survey blame a lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failure.

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Topics: online collaboration

The best (and worst) communication methods in project management

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 04-Dec-2017 08:00:00

Poor communication is a big problem for organisations. A survey of 400 companies with 100,000 employees each cited an average loss per company of £47.31 million per year because of inadequate communication too and between employees.

That’s even before you discuss communication with your external partners. Using the wrong methods with them could mean that any collaboration is unlikely to succeed.

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Topics: project management, online collaboration