Businesses can’t really function without collaboration.  To do it well and avoid the pitfalls of costly mistakes that happen with too much enthusiasm and not enough planning, collaborating teams need a lot of help. Sometimes knowing which tools to use is all that is needed for successful collaboration. Here are some recommended readings on collaboration tools and how to navigate the sea of offerings.


Top 5 Collaboration Tools for Your Workplace

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There is no such thing as a workplace that doesn’t involve collaboration. Whether you work as part of a small or a large business, communicating effectively with co-workers is a necessary part of maintaining efficiency in the workplace.

In today’s fast-paced world, however, gathering a team together in one room to complete a project can seem like an impossible task. Everyone on a team has their own personal and professional schedules to follow, and trying to keep up with each person’s progress on a project without always having them in the office can become very difficult very quickly. So, what is the solution to this problem?

Technology in the age of social media has made it possible to collaborate with co-workers online. Collaboration software allows co-workers to communicate with each other, manage projects, and maintain efficiency both in and out of the office…READ ON


Teams for firstline workers: collaboration tools for workers, everywhere

Microsoft’s Teams collaboration environment is an important part of its approach to productivity. Replacing Skype for Business in Office 365 plans, Teams mixes chat and telephony with a hub for key collaborative applications. You can go from an informal team chat to a video conference with screen sharing and back again, or use it as a way of having online meetings with people from outside your organisation…READ ON


Are Collaboration Tools Outpacing Security?

Speed is the business ethos of our era. Powered by the cloud, widely popular collaboration tools like Dropbox, Box, G Suite, Slack and others accelerate team and business speed. As a result, collaboration platforms have proliferated over the last decade.

These intuitive tools are easy to use and provide a high-quality customer experience. Working across desktop and mobile platforms, they’re great for productivity.

They can also be diametrically opposed to security by facilitating user behaviours that put organizations at risk. Fundamentally, security was not a primary focus for many collaboration tools; eliminating friction and focusing on the user experience were the key design…READ ON


Cybersecurity Chat: The Security Risks of Popular Collaboration Apps

Conferencing and workplace collaboration apps are experiencing a period of incredible popularity. As companies and users flock to these platforms, now is a good time to understand how the convenience of these apps can translate to security risks, and how you can protect yourself from such threats.

The ability to allow millions of users to collaborate across geographies and time zones makes collaboration apps a major business enabler, but what many companies don’t realize is that those same features can make businesses vulnerable to significant security risks…READ ON


Hands On: Microsoft’s Surface Hub 2S, the Ultimate Business Collaboration Tool

The Surface Hub 2S is 60 percent thinner and 40 percent lighter and has more screen real estate due to smaller bezels. Pricing is $8,999.99 for the 50-inch Surface Hub 2S, which ships in the US in June and can be purchased through authorized resellers. Adding the Steelcase Roam Mobile Stand will cost an additional $1,449.99, and there’s also a $249 wall mount available….READ ON