How CIOs Can Use Collaboration Apps to Drive Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

Here is how technology decision makers can use popular collaboration tools to adopt digital means to save money, increase efficiency, and drive innovation in their enterprises          

It is no secret that in every organization, as in daily life, collaboration apps are breaking boundaries and fostering faster, better and clearer communications.  Many enterprises are using this easy of connectivity to connect teams; create stronger bonds and employee engagement as well.

The biggest advantage these apps grant is the ability to cut costs on technology while improving communication since most everybody is anyway on these apps. Apps like Microsoft Teams allow group chats, project tracking, shared work areas, and video conferencing, web meetings and even group task-management, to name a few functionalities.

More brands are coming up with better tools to foster collaboration. They allow real-time decision making, communication, and information sharing. There are many use cases that can be named, but some forerunners are a good example. Accenture, for instance, was one of the first adopters of  Microsoft Teams and now they have been steadily moving its workforce from Skype for Business over to the new app, today has 145,000 monthly active users. This single, integrated workspace like Microsoft Teams is a much better idea, and they have plans to take the full transition to teams over the next few months. The tool has also started reducing the emails to and fro, and in many cases, spokespersons say, eliminated the need for calls, by just sharing documents real-time for collaboration.

In a similar manner, there are enterprises that have used Slack and hangouts for similar collaboration, and reaped benefits. But these platforms need to also have limits set in place. With guidelines and frameworks in place, the use of easy access collaboration tools can actually do a lot for an enterprise that plans to get all processes off the ground.

It’s true; sometimes the simplest solutions make the biggest impact!