Tools that facilitate remote work
BY: NEISHA SANTIAGO
With COVID-19 continuing affecting people and countries around the world, organizations and institutions are moving to remote work, avoiding any direct contact. This situation can be challenging for those who are used to work in an office and suddenly must adapt to another environment. With that in mind, if you are working from home and looking for tools that facilitate your daily tasks, I give you five reasons that were going to help you with that.
With the Covid-19 outbreak, Microsoft Teams are leading communication to those who are working remotely. The good news is that any person with any corporate or consumer email address can sign up for Teams completely free. Offering a 6-month partner trial, keeping organizations even more connected while they work independently. Microsoft Teams is accessible to as many people as possible, allowing you to chat, video conference, and collaborate with your team all in one place.
With OneDrive, you can easily store, access, and shared work files in Microsoft 365, including Microsoft Teams, from all your devices from anywhere. Share documents securely and work collectively in real-time using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint across the web, mobile, and desktop. And if you are concern about accidental deletes, don’t worry, OneDrive also backups your files and so you can quickly recover them.
Connect and engage, what powerful words, right? Work faster and smarter from anywhere. Yammer is a social network with massive notifications where you can build communities of interest, gather ideas and get feedback, moving forward. keeping all of this in mind, in this situation of the Covid-19, this tool is favorable when you need to maintain engagement and effective communication with your workers and organizations.
3. Centralized Repository
SharePoint is a collaborative platform that provides document and content management, all within one central repository. SharePoint has tools to simplify business processes and to have better collaboration, with superior content and documentation management features. SharePoint is considered very user-friendly, it’s simple, just drag-and-drop. SharePoint is a highly attractive and powerful tool for many organizations, and most CIOs and departments like HR, Finance, Healthcare, Marketing, among others, are benefiting from it. An organization can create their own collaborative group websites with functionality that allows the following:
- Document and Content Management in one Central Repository (such as contact directories, calendars, etc.)
- Collaboration and Approval Abilities
- Streamlined workflows with forms
- Version Control (the document is always the latest version)
4. SharePoint Forms
A SharePoint Form is a window (screen) with various fields and labels for users to enter their information like first and last name, address, email, etc. SharePoint forms are created to simplify all business processes, workflows, and to make working with a database more well-organized and straightforward. By using this tool, you can process corporate data of all types, volumes, and purposes more efficiently. Always remember that the best customization should meet your product’s needs, and with SharePoint, you have all in one.
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