Connected workplace

Business growth and competitive advantage

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Communication and Collaboration:

Empower teams to work together more effectively and securely while removing geographic limitations. 
Communications and Collaboration/Connected Workplace software include popular solutions like Microsoft Office 365 as well as cloud solutions for IT, business phone systems, fax applications, instant messaging, document management software, secure file sharing, hosted exchange email, online meetings, webinar and presentation tools.


Regardless of organisation size or industry, collaboration is a powerful business tool.

As a subject, collaboration typically it refers to internal teams and external supply chain working together to serve customers and achieve goals that would be otherwise out of reach.


In order to make collaboration a reality it requires technologies to support this type of working environments. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Apps on the market which have been specifically designed to simplify the most difficult – and sometimes the most annoying – tasks.

Why collaborate in the first place?

Key benefits of business collaboration fall under several categories:

  • financial benefits - collaboration can boost your domestic or export sales, enable you to tender for larger contracts or cut costs by sharing resources
  • human capital - collaboration can increase your ability to develop employees' skills and capabilities, safeguard jobs, increase employment and encourage staff motivation
  • physical capital - collaboration can enable you to share facilities, resources, equipment and raw materials
  • intellectual capital - collaboration can allow you to tap into the combined expertise, knowledge and capabilities
  • competitive advantage – combining the power of collective knowledge across internal and external teams to win more business

Collaboration technology benefits

Tools to deliver a simpler, more productive workplace

  • Efficient Communication  – Apps to help keep in touch, delegate tasks, file share
  • Online meetings – supporting the trend towards hybrid and remote working, Apps to facilitate efficient meetings
  • Centralised files – Everyone having access only to what’s needed and all working from the same documents
  • Quick Editing – online tools that help process documents faster and that allow comments, annotation, edits, and approval within minutes
  • Enhanced security – work online without compromising confidential files. Control who sees data and what they see
  • Cost savings – as a result of a more productive and efficient workforce

The human factor of collaboration

Key benefits for individuals – and ultimately, your business

  • Encourages problem solving
  • Enables employees to learn from each other
  • Productivity will improve
  • Problem solving becomes easier
  • Increases the potential for change
  • Improves efficiency of remote teams

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