Collaboration

Good collaboration tools can change meetings from talking shops to productive workplaces. With real-time visible input to documents, progress can be made immediately and if this is done within the cloud, then colleagues can contribute from anywhere without expensive infrastructure. This is becoming more of an issue as home-based working increases and travel becomes less attractive from a cost and environmental point of view.

Day to day document sharing can come with discussion threads, whiteboards and group editing as well as version control and revision mark-up.

News

Huddle blasts firewalls, claiming they're 'collaboration killers'

Dec 11, 2014 Joe Curtis

Document collaboration startup closes £32.5m funding round

Salesforce breathes new life into Social Studio

Nov 19, 2014 Maggie Holland

SaaS giant Salesforce is putting social media 'listening' capabilities at heart of product portfolio

Cisco & Box team up for Project Squared iOS & Android collaboration app

Nov 18, 2014 Rene Millman

Messaging and file sharing tool to boost enterprise collaboration efforts

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Box updates iOS 8 app to improve collaboration

Nov 12, 2014 Rene Millman

Gets Touch ID support, widgets, admin controls and more

Oxfam boosts mobile collaboration with Box

Oct 15, 2014 Rene Millman

Will allow central organisation to cooperate with affiliates in 90 countries more closely

Advice

How to run an IT department as a cloud-aware business

Sep 9, 2014 Lesley Meall

The advent of cloud has changed things for CIOs - they must present a different face to business units

Cloud collaboration tools - assessing the best of the bunch

Sep 5, 2014 Rene Millman

We round-up of the best collaboration offerings for business

Collaboration in the cloud is the key to SMB success

Feb 28, 2014 Rachel Fielding

Small firms are going to have to learn to collaborate and co-operate for business success

How cloud is finding its place in the pharmaceutical industry

Feb 18, 2014 Billy MacInnes

Despite concerns over its regulatory environment, cloud has a role in the pharmaceutical world

Cloud computing - the saviour of academic research

Oct 24, 2013 Nick Booth

Universities are spending millions on server farms but would cloud be a better option?

Case Studies

Q&A: Martin Russell, head of IT services, Just Eat

Sep 27, 2013 Jane McCallion

We asked Martin Russell, head of IT at takeaway ordering service Just Eat about the company’s use of Google Apps

Breaking news: how the media have been quick to adopt cloud

Dec 6, 2012 Billy MacInnes

Media organisations have been quick to adopt cloud with several firms reaping the benefits of the technology