Just about all modern businesses rely on the Internet—especially the wireless kind—for at least part of their day-to-day operations. This means that there is a direct correlation between the strength and speed of their connection and the amount of productivity they can experience as a result of this connection. As your business grows, it is incredibly important to think about... Read More
- Written by GeekBox IT
- Published: 26 Oct 2020
As businesses continue to adapt to the ever-evolving workforce, many are now supporting a variety of environments. Ranging from hybrid, remote, and in-office, the one constant is the need for your team and clients to communicate with each other. Learn how Microsoft SharePoint can help.
Communication is Key to Success
As many business owners are aware, their ability to communicate is critical to their business' success. They are also mindful that the current business environment has made it more challenging to communicate effectively as they did pre-coronavirus. As face-to-face and word of mouth communication have been significantly reduced, business communication has been transferred to the cloud, particularly when it comes to sharing information.
How the Cloud Helps Small Businesses
A primary benefit of cloud computing is that it allows smaller business access to the same type of technology that was once the larger businesses' domain. This is accomplished through GeekBox IT using cloud technology to provide a range of services while offering significant cost reduction.
By removing the need to maintain your server on your premises physically, you reduce the cost in staff hours and capital to keep your infrastructure up and running. In addition to our Hosted IT solutions, we also offer other cloud solutions such as:
- Hosted Microsoft Exchange Email
- Email Filtering/Spam Protection
- Hosted VoIP
- Hosted Security and Backup
These solutions are designed to provide your small to medium-sized business access to the tools you need to compete at a price point you can afford. While these tools allow your business to operate at a higher level, it can all be for naught if your team and clients can't communicate with each other.
Microsoft Services Can Answer the Collaboration Concerns
While most businesses only think of Microsoft cloud services in terms of Word and Excel, and yes, while Microsoft 365 is a reliable option for businesses, the reality is Office 365 offers more than you think, with a wealth of services benefiting a business of any size. Most importantly, the very fact that the services are cloud-based adds to the value Microsoft products can bring to your business. If you’re interested in improving your team's collaboration, Microsoft SharePoint can help.
Better Collaboration with Microsoft SharePoint
As remote work continues to dominate the business arena, Microsoft SharePoint can empower your staff regardless of their status, remote or in-house, and provide them with the tools to collaborate wherever they are. With SharePoint, your team can create a customized collaboration environment best suited for their needs. Microsoft SharePoint makes sharing, managing, and finding documents more manageable. Its integration into your IT infrastructure can provide your organization with the means to immediately see the benefits of an integrated document management system, including:
- A central shared platform for storing documents and files that improves efficiency and organization.
- Clear and concise indexing to allow users to find things faster.
- An integrated continuity protection system to ensure there is communication between users, so works are not overwritten.
- A complete revision history that provides roll-back capabilities.
If your team is working in a mixed environment, SharePoint will allow your workflow to be more organized. Additionally, cooperation between users, departments, and clients will be frequent and more comfortable to depend on. Communication is critical for completing the projects that will drive your business forward during these uncertain times.
We are the Greensboro SharePoint Experts
Every business is different and needs a unique solution to their communication concerns. Moreover, we realize that the typical small to medium-sized business may not have the resources to implement a fully actualized SharePoint solution.
Fortunately, GeekBox IT offers various virtualized computing environments, virtualization services, and fully hosted SharePoint solutions to give your organization the flexibility it needs to communicate and collaborate with your team. We can assess your organization’s IT and develop a SharePoint interface to suit your needs, whether you want to manage the platform yourself or have GeekBox IT manage it for you. To learn more about your options, reach out to us at (336) 790-1000.