Overcoming the Obstacles to Cloud Collaboration

Rena Bhattacharyya

Summary Bullets:

  • Cloud collaboration brings together two of the hottest trends in the IT industry.  It marries the productivity enhancements of collaborative solutions with the benefits of a cloud-based consumption model.
  • A recent Current Analysis survey shows that 64% of organizations use cloud services; of those, 26% already use cloud collaboration and another 15% plan to within two years.

Cloud collaboration is taking off – these services foster effective communication by bringing together real time communication such as voice, chat, video, and presence with persistent collaboration such as groups, messaging, activity streams, file editing/sharing, blogs, wikis, etc.  To be most effective, solutions must be easy to use, provide business analytics/intelligence capabilities, and integrate with line of business applications.  They should support the creation of a vendor ecosystem and deliver an integrated experience across applications and workflows. Continue reading “Overcoming the Obstacles to Cloud Collaboration”