For the average business, communication is important, but it may just be viewed as a tool to conduct business. Nowadays, there are a lot of tools that not only facilitate direct communications, they are fashioned in a way that promotes collaborative endeavors. Let’s go through some of the most noteworthy tools.
Voice over Internet Protocol (often referred to as VoIP) is an enterprise-level telephone solution that runs over your business’ Internet connection. It allows you to directly manage your telephone costs, while also adding some of the more dynamic communication tools (such as video conferencing and instant messaging) into the mix.
Video conferencing is a tool that allows people to meet on their computer. With a lot of the work people do happening remotely—especially for those working from home—video conferencing tools are an indispensable part of the remote workplace. The collaborative effect brought on by video conferencing is that it speeds up communication and makes it possible to get direct answers to questions quickly and efficiently.
Today’s business relies heavily on the cloud. The collaborative benefits alone that come from the ability for multiple people to share and work on the same file from two different locations are substantial. Today, a lot of companies are pushing cloud-based apps because they are the most cost-effective option for businesses and developers alike.
Some of the cloud apps that are really helping today’s business are what are called collaboration apps. For these, there are built-in chat interfaces, typically a forum of some type, as well as project management tools and other third-party integrations. They are designed to push business forward faster.
Collaboration is a big part of doing business today. If you would like to learn more about how to get the tools to improve your business’ collaborative endeavors, give the IT professionals at TaylorWorks a call today at 407-478-6600.