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How to Choose the Right Document Collaboration Tool for Your Company

  • By Tabitha Naylor
  • February 23, 2011

Running a business has never been easy, and as globalization continues to knock down international barriers, it’s become more complex than ever. Tracking sales and expenses, complex reporting, making sure your employees are doing their jobs – the list goes on and on.

3 reasons collaborative writing for businesses is overrated

  • By Fabrice Talbot
  • November 05, 2010

There’s a lot of hype around collaborative writing these days.  Online editors such as Google Docs seem very powerful indeed compared to the classic Microsoft Office approach where you write documents locally and use email attachments to send files to collaborators. But similar to Google Wave before, online collaborative writing may be overrated and provide [...]

Challenges of online group collaboration

Here are three issues we’ve come across in our business collaboration adventures. Information Security Although online collaboration applications are more secure than most traditional means of collaboration (for example, unencrypted email can be intercepted fairly easily), it’s still important to verify your security in the “cloud”. Ensure your collaboration is maintained in a high-quality data [...]

Collaborative document management – Where do you stand?

Sharing no longer means email This point was inspired by David Armano’s blog post in the Harvard Business Review. I completely agree with the points he’s making there (although he is referring more to social sharing). We had a similar blog post on using emails for sharing documents a while ago, focusing more on business [...]

Agile business concepts – How to put them in practice? (part 1)

Agile: In a new era, agile has taken on a new meaning. The traditional definition, according to Webster’s, is: “quickness, lightness, and ease of movement; nimble; mentally quick or alert: an agile mind.” An agile mind! Working “agilely” creates an agile mind, and an agile process is possible with an agile mind. The purpose of the agile [...]

Agile business concepts – How to put them in practice? (part 2)

  • By Fabrice Talbot

So, let's dig  into the agile business process some more. An agile environment allows for diverse teams and teamwork to flourish. To complete the agile process, business people work together with developers daily throughout the duration of the agile development while building projects around individuals rather than building individuals around a project. Thus, teamwork is [...]