Productivity – not such a dirty word. How OneDrive for Business Can Help.

By Neil Wells-West on

What Is Productivity?

When you have worked in the information management world for as long as I have (over 15 years now), you hear the term ‘productivity’ used a lot. Many organisations use this as their mantra and it pops up in almost every scenario, often to emphasise how important it is to maximise profit opportunities or to derive more value from employees.

It’s not all Bad!

This can have quite negative connotations in some cases as it implies that somehow employees are not efficient or that they are somehow falling short of expectations (which may be true in some cases but not all).
Over time this assumption can have a detrimental effect on morale and the idea of productivity can become a sword of Damocles hanging over the heads of employees.
One of the Oxford English dictionary definitions of ‘Productivity’ is as follows:
“The effectiveness of productive effort, especially in industry, as measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input”
This definition (quite correctly) asserts that there is a measurable correlation between the work an employee carries out and how effective that work is.

Delivering Expectations

So what is the aim of this post? One of the key areas we focus on here at Silversands is ensuring that the solutions we deliver address (as far as possible) the expectations of our customers in terms of their understanding of ‘productivity’.
This requires us to understand (and effectively communicate) the ‘new ways of working’. As technology platforms change and evolve, the ways that people work need to evolve also to take advantage of the tools available to them.

What is OneDrive for Business?

One of these tools is OneDrive for Business, which is part of the Microsoft Office 365 cloud platform. This single tool now provides a comprehensive set of end user and management features that will transform the way people work and can facilitate a new level of ‘productivity’ that is both intuitive and above all helpful.
After all why would anyone use a piece of software that people don’t like to talk about?
For a run down of how you can use OneDrive, what to expect… read on…

Alternatively, for more information on ‘What is OneDrive for business?‘ follow the link.

One place for all your work files

OneDrive for Business makes it easy to manage and share your documents from anywhere, and work together in real time, on your favourite devices.
Work on files from anywhere
Create, upload, and edit files from your desktop, favourite browser, or mobile devices. Sync with your PC or Mac for convenient offline access.

Collaborate in real time

Easily share documents with anyone, and work together using familiar Office apps. Co-author on the same file without versioning hassles.

Rest easy with built-in security

Trust the enterprise-grade security of Office 365 to help protect the privacy of your content and comply with industry standards.

Do more wherever you are with secured, reliable cloud storage

OneDrive for Business gives you online storage that works seamlessly with the tools you use every day to create, communicate, and collaborate from your PC/Mac or your iOS®, Android™, or Windows device.

Store and Sync

Get the right storage for your files. You can access your files anytime, anywhere on the web. A fast, intuitive browser experience makes it easy to manage, upload, and share files. And syncing files to your PC or Mac is simple, so you always have the latest version, whether you’re working online or off.

Share and collaborate

Easily share files with co-workers and external partners alike. Co-authoring is a snap with familiar Office apps that let you work together in real time. And Office Delve makes it easy for others in your organization to discover your documents.

Rest easy with trusted cloud storage

Built-in security features like file encryption help protect your data. Advanced Data Loss Prevention (DLP) capabilities help you identify, monitor, and protect sensitive information. And OneDrive for Business meets global and industry-specific compliance standards like ISO 27001, HIPAA, and more.

Silversands can Help

Silversands is actively working with many customers across many diverse sectors to help them with their ‘productivity’ expectations using OneDrive for Business – how about you?
For more information on how we can help, please fill in the attached form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, please phone the number at the top of the page and ask to talk to one of the sales team who will be able to start the process of getting your questions answered and any complex IT challenges, overcome.

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