Leveraging the cloud is one thing, and capitalizing on a collaboration-focused cloud is quite another. Businesses switching to collaboration-focused cloud suites can have a next level of growth in an era of hybrid work.
Here are the five key benefits businesses of all sizes can get when using a collaboration-focused cloud suite:
1. Improved employee productivity
One of the biggest benefits of using a collaboration-focused cloud suite is significant improvements in employee productivity. Some of the major players in the collaboration-focused cloud-based work domain, such as Microsoft, offer industry-leading collaboration tools such as SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams.
Businesses moving from non-collaboration cloud platforms such as Dropbox and Box to SharePoint Online within the Microsoft 365 cloud suite can benefit from a high level of sharing and accessibility capabilities. And improved file/folder sharing and access within the work chat platform Teams translate to better employee productivity.
2. Improved operational efficiency with automation
Automation is another key area where businesses of all sizes can benefit when switching to a collaboration-focused cloud suite. By automating repetitive, everyday tasks and processes such as sending emails to particular people and email groups, converting messages to emails, and replying to specific emails, businesses can improve operational efficiency and save a lot of time.
When making the switch from non-automated cloud platforms to cloud suites with full-stack automation capabilities, such as from Dropbox to SharePoint Online, businesses of all sizes can significantly improve the overall operational efficiency and put time and cost savings at their advantage.
3. Improved collaboration between different teams in silos
When moving to cloud-based work, teams that are entirely different from each other can find it challenging to collaborate. To tackle this issue, businesses can use scalable and dynamic cloud collaboration tools that bridge the communication gap between distinct teams.
Cloud collaboration tools such as augmented reality-based video chat platforms can make it a seamless experience for distinct teams to collaborate on shared goals. And the better the collaboration between different teams, the higher the productivity of the entire operations division.
4. Improved operational resiliency
It goes without saying that the only tried-and-true way for businesses of all sizes to improve operational resiliency is to use a cloud suite that puts uncompromised work collaboration at the front and center.
It’s only by using dynamic and scalable collaboration tools on the cloud that businesses can maintain a high level of resiliency against major disruptions such as the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
5. Seamless integration with metaverse-based tools
One of the biggest trends for businesses to capitalize on is the rise of the metaverse. By leveraging the rise of the metaverse, businesses can add more definition to cloud/online collaboration for their operations teams.
One of the best ways for businesses of all sizes to ensure seamless integration within the metaverse is to use a cloud suite such as Microsoft 365 that’s capitalizing on metaverse-based capabilities.