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Being More Collaborative Means Being More Competitive

September 21, 2018

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When security moves you to the cloud and increases your broadband speed, you may also uncover opportunities to revisit your operating model and team dynamics. That increased broadband speed serves not only to meet file uplink requirements, but also to develop a more collaborative environment. That culture shift can have an impact in several ways.

  • Access to information speeds decision-making. Having your data in the cloud makes it easier for each member of the team to access and share information in real time so you can make key decisions and act without delay. The same competitive advantages can come into play when a major client seeks ramped-up production or delivery on an order.
  • More productive teams. Add collaboration tools and technologies—many of them available at low or no cost—to the picture and, in conjunction with mobile and cloud solutions, you have a team that can work productively from anywhere.
  • Supporting mobile teams. Even if you’re not ready to hire completely virtual employees, collaboration tools make it possible to strengthen employee retention, satisfaction, and productivity by enabling members of your staff to telecommute part time. That capability is rapidly evolving from perk to prerequisite for top talent. Gallup reported that in 2016, 43 percent of employees “spent at least some of their time working in a location different from that of their coworkers,” and that number is expected to continue to rise.

By ensuring that everyone on your team, regardless of where they’re located, has immediate, around-the-clock access to business information, you set the stage for eliminating the phrase “I’ll have to get back to you on that” from your vocabulary.

Read the Security Solutions That Scale to Your Growth Plans guide to learn more about how updating security solutions can help you optimize your business.

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