If you are exploring the prospect of cloud computing, you have likely seen ‘employee collaboration’ as one of its many benefits. But, how does it work? Is it really worth the transition? Read on and let’s take a closer look…

What does cloud collaboration look like?

Cloud computing can facilitate employee collaboration in a multitude of different ways, so let’s give you an example of what it looks like.

We’re going to use a digital marketing agency as an example. Let’s say that there’s an SEO campaign manager who needs to book in some content with one of their remote copywriters:

  • They can jump on a video conferencing call from anywhere in the world. This allows instant connection and the campaign manager can ‘screen share’ documents to discuss what the client is looking for in terms of tone of voice and brand language. The copywriter can ask any relevant questions, take down some notes, and then get ready to start the project.
  • Using cloud computing the campaign manager can then share the details of the gig in some form of cloud-based excel document detailing word count, keywords, anchor text and links, external links, and so on. This is shared instantly and multiple parties can add to / edit on the fly. Once each individual task is completed the copywriter can mark them off to allow the campaign manager to monitor progress.
  • Following that, using a cloud-based document programme, the copywriter can start writing the content as necessary and share access to the campaign manager and anyone else who could benefit from it (e.g., a graphic designer who is tasked with creating infographics for the finished content).
  • The campaign manager can highlight certain snippets and make edit suggestions in real-time, thus enabling the writer to perfect the work without too much back-and-forth via email.

As you can see from the above example, all of the required parties can easily collaborate on this project and work seamlessly together. Again, rather than having to wait for people to respond to emails, change can be made instantaneously.

Depending on the relationship that the company has with their client, they can even share access to one of their representatives who can request certain edits in real time as well. The collaboration opportunities in this case are endless. 

Final thoughts

This is just one example of how a company and its employees can benefit from cloud computing and the collaboration opportunities it can provide. If you are looking for a way to facilitate:

  • Streamlined workflows.
  • Improved communication.
  • File accessibility.
  • Real-time updates.

Cloud computing is the way.

If this is something that sounds compelling and you would like to explore your options further, you’ll find no shortage of Australian cloud providers to choose from. Start putting the feelers out and see how each individual provider can accommodate your needs. The best part? You can ‘pick & mix’ your cloud computing services based on your current needs – and then upscale / downscale accordingly as your requirements evolve. 

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