Technical teams in many companies work happily and successfully with Jira – but software that has a reputation for being a development system is not normally something which the Average Joe can also use for their work. When such a person starts working with Jira for the first time, they may be a little overwhelmed by the depth of the system’s many features and functions. Nevertheless, we and many of our customers use Jira with completely different teams and company departments. The advantages of Jira are not limited to just our technical teams. You can clearly see the advantages that Jira brings to all sorts of teams when you focus on its ability to be transparent, its visualizations and how it inspires collaboration rather than technical integration.
I have been using Google G Suite as an office environment for communication and collaboration for about six years. In the following post, I’ll describe a situation that should sound familiar; in this case a meeting with a mixed group of participants. Distributed meetings are one of Google G Suite’s strong suits. The software is not only good at planning and organizing meetings, but it’s also an effective tool for holding the actual meetings as well, even if you meet in person.
In this second of a two part blog post covering Google G Suite, we’ll take a closer look at Hangouts Meet, Jamboard, Groups for Business, administrative functions, Google Forms and Google Sites.
In April, Google revealed a new version of Gmail for the first time in several years. In addition to a better looking design as well as better functionality, it includes several new features, most of which come from Google’s inbox. Clearly something exciting is happening at Google.
A modern, collaborative social intranet to replace a classic, static intranet brings many changes with it but also presupposes a number of changes to ensure its success. One key aspect is transparency as actively fostered by Atlassian Confluence and Linchpin.
Companies are up to their necks in internal emails and they want a system that will alleviate the clutter. The Atlassian systems promise exactly that: to reduce the amount of internal email. However, at the same time, Confluence, Jira & Co. are not exactly squeamish when it comes to sending automated email notifications. At first glance, this may seem to be contradictory, but in fact, the questions above miss the main point, because it is not about fewer emails, but instead about less work time spent on email.
Traditionally, users are forced to use a VPN connection, which they first need to set up on their devices – something that is easy for technically experienced users but may present less-technical users with a challenge. Linchpin Mobile has the solution with its gateway service – this allows protected and secure connections to your intranet without a VPN.
Pure intranets are increasingly becoming a thing of the past. Even the number of dedicated extranets will decrease. Now, flexible methods to support collaboration across company boundaries are in demand.
An enterprise wiki, intranet or knowledge base is most successful when many employees actively use it, driving a good return on your investment. Employees will rarely immediately or actively use their new wiki if their company only runs an automated introduction. A targeted wiki launch campaign can help to advertise the wiki, and create the best conditions for successfully establishing it throughout the company.
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