What Cloud Computing Can Do To Improve Business Efficiency

Please read the original post on the OnePlace Blog, published September 9, 2010.

The concept of cloud computing seems to be getting more and more popular lately. Why? Because businesses are realizing what it can offer. When executed correctly, cloud computing is able to enhance the way the business is run, the way employees behave and the way information is managed.

Because of certain advancements in cloud computing, businesses are now able to better manage many of their processes. No longer will past documents be stored on dusty external hard drives that could crash without warning. No longer will employees need to dig through unorganized files on different drives and machines just to find an outdated file. No longer will team members need to travel to meet face-to-face with prospects or virtual teammates. No longer will quick conversations have to happen over the phone, without the ability to record and store communications. There are better ways to manage these common business occurrences.

There are many businesses turning to advancements in cloud computing to help their business run more smoothly. With greater advancements in technology come greater advancements in business practices, and this is the new concept that is helping businesses improve overall efficiency and effectiveness.

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Will Online Collaboration Replace Traditional Communication Methods?

Please read the original post on the OnePlace Blog, published September 2, 2010.

Online team collaboration is a hot topic of discussion, and managing communications in the cloud is something many businesses are looking into and implementing these days. There are a great many benefits to online collaboration, but do these benefits really help? Will they replace the traditional forms of communication?

Will we all end up typing, IMing, emailing and tweeting so much that we lose the ability to speak? Will we be able to function in a face-to-face meeting?

Here are a few popular, more traditional, communication methods that can be enhanced by effective online team collaboration.

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Increase Team Collaboration Productivity: 11 Tips

Please read the original post, published on OnePlace Blog on August 17th, 2010.

We’ve all heard by now that effective team collaboration can greatly impact the productivity and success of the business. In a recent study, over 80% of businesses stated that collaboration was the key to future success. This sounds great, right?

Absolutely! But there are many businesses who are hesitant to jump on the collaboration bandwagon because they aren’t sure exactly how collaboration will benefit them. A big concern is that the new collaboration process may not be as productive or beneficial as they want it to be.

In all honesty, there is a learning curve with collaboration processes and tools, as there is with almost everything else in the business world. The key is to agreeing to get around the curve as gracefully and successfully as possible to begin enhancing the communication and collaboration in your business.

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