Too busy to improve? Securing user adoption for online collaboration

Posted by John Glover on 22-Sep-2014 09:59:00

Let's start with the good news: user adoption of online collaboration tools is increasing. Last year, research published by IT services provider Avanade revealed a growing interest in social collaboration technologies among businesses.

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Topics: workplace innovation, collaboration tools, improving productivity

Building a powerful online workspace

Posted by John Glover on 23-Dec-2013 13:49:00

Sometimes it’s a little too easy to take your own industry’s language for granted. I realised this the other day when someone at a public sector event asked me ‘what is an online workspace?’ It didn’t take me long to explain, but it did give me the impetus to write a short blog explaining what an online workspace is – and how you can get the best from one.

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Topics: workplace innovation, collaboration tools, improving productivity

How online collaboration and Digital by Default can change organisations

Posted by John Glover on 11-Dec-2013 13:33:00

In October 2013, the Department for Communities and Local Government released Local Digital Today, an in-depth research report into councils’ attitudes towards using digital to improve local public services. It is an important snapshot of the sector, particularly as central government is encouraging the adoption of a ‘Digital by Default’ agenda when providing services.

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Topics: collaboration tools, improving productivity, digital by default

The future of business file sharing

Posted by John Glover on 25-Mar-2013 11:02:00

Do Cloud apps mean simple file sharing just isn’t enough?

Over the last few years, it has become commonplace to share files using the Cloud.  It’s easy to see why. It cuts down on server costs, files are accessible from anywhere, you can share information without having to worry about email size or firewalls, and it’s simple to share business documents with external stakeholders.

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Topics: workplace innovation, business file sharing, improving productivity

Business File Sharing that takes you further

Posted by John Glover on 12-Mar-2013 10:53:00

Don’t just share files — put them to work

In the last post, we looked at businesses taking their first plunge into file sharing. Many start looking for ways of sharing files securely online because the limitations of email start to hinder the way they do business. They realise that they can’t send large files, or that corporate firewalls block documents at the recipient’s end.

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Topics: workplace innovation, business file sharing, improving productivity

Why is file sharing software better than email?

Posted by John Glover on 11-Mar-2013 10:50:00

 

Almost every business shares files by email, and in many cases it’s the most quick, convenient and effective way to do it.

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Topics: workplace innovation, business file sharing, improving productivity

Business file sharing. Are your employees using it already?

Posted by John Glover on 20-Mar-2012 10:59:00

Productivity gains encourage staff to bypass IT departments
A survey of 323 small and medium businesses by Spiceworks has revealed that 52% of respondents are using cloud-based file sharing software in their businesses.

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Topics: business file sharing, improving productivity, security in the cloud