The importance of time management to project success

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 03-Apr-2017 08:00:00

There are many different factors that contribute to the success of a project. Some of which you can control and some which you can’t.

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Topics: collaboration tools, project management, project extranets, online collaboration

How to stop people using email to collaborate on documents

Posted by John Glover on 27-Jul-2016 12:00:00

Out with the inbox: How to stop people using email to collaborate on documents

How many emails do you receive each day? More importantly, how long do you spend deleting unwanted messages, reading emails you've been copied into without reason and searching your inbox for that all-important attachment? It's not difficult to see how email can drain your productivity. And if you're struggling to stay organised amid a deluge of email, many of your staff are likely to be drowning too.

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Topics: collaboration tools

How cloud collaboration can solve the UK productivity crisis

Posted by John Glover on 20-May-2015 10:00:00

Unsurprisingly, the economy was one of the most hotly debated issues of this year's election campaign and party leaders were forced to address some particularly difficult questions about productivity. Recent GDP figures from the Office for National Statistics have been disappointing, giving rise to talk of a productivity crisis in the UK.

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Topics: collaboration tools, cloud collaboration

How to use the cloud to enable agile working

Posted by John Glover on 18-May-2015 10:00:00

"Immediately responsive,  constantly improving and ready to address technological developments, unexpected customer feedback or any another unforeseen event at the drop of a hat." 

This is how we defined the agile organisation in our last post about agile working. From this, it's possible to deduce that two of the most important qualities shared by all agile organisations are speed and flexibilityA growing number of businesses, enterprises and public sector organisations are using the cloud to achieve both.

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Topics: collaboration tools, cloud collaboration, agile working,

Secure collaboration across Team Defence

Posted by John Glover on 12-May-2015 16:46:00

If there was ever a case for reducing spend on ‘special for government’ technology then surely Defence IT, with high levels of security and robustness at its heart, must be the toughest nut to crack. So it may surprise you to learn that the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) is embracing the Cabinet Office G-Cloud, SME and agile development agendas.

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Topics: collaboration tools, g-cloud, security in the cloud, central government

What I look for in project management software

Posted by Claire Dumbleton on 11-May-2015 14:00:00

A guest post by Claire Dumbleton, Director of Accentive Training - providers of PRINCE2 project management e-learning at www.accentive.org.

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Topics: collaboration tools, project management

Once upon a time, online collaboration meant business file sharing

Posted by John Glover on 23-Apr-2015 17:35:38

Not too long ago, the terms 'file sharing' and 'collaboration' were used more or less interchangeably in the context of cloud services. The idea was that people's ability to work together depended on their ability to access the same files and documents - and the cloud became the most accessible (and cost-effective) repository for that information.

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Topics: collaboration tools, business file sharing, cloud collaboration

4 essential qualities of a secure cloud collaboration service

Posted by John Glover on 17-Apr-2015 11:12:05

Cloud security remains high on the agenda for collaboration providers. It seems we're never far away from another reminder about the vulnerability of IT services, even those maintained by major corporations - take last year's high-profile email hacking of the Sony Pictures network, for example.

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Topics: collaboration tools, security in the cloud, cloud collaboration

Four ways to use collaborative task manager tools

Posted by John Glover on 19-Feb-2015 14:12:02

We're all searching for more efficient, productive ways to manage tasks. When working individually, it can be hard enough to keep up with the abundance of emails, spreadsheets, meetings, documents and deadlines that conspire to fill up our working day as we toil towards completing a single task. But when a large group project comes into play, with multiple participants spread across different organisations and locations, effective task management becomes even more challenging.

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Topics: collaboration tools, cloud collaboration

G-Cloud collaboration: Counting down to G-Cloud 6

Posted by John Glover on 23-Jan-2015 15:15:00

G-Cloud 6, the latest version of the government framework through which public sector organisations buy cloud services, is due to go live in the first week of February.

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Topics: collaboration tools, g-cloud, security in the cloud