Collaboration software applications are exploding in the cloud. Holding data your business wishes to share with external 3rd parties in a neutral secure location avoids the need to bring those 3rd parties inside your company firewall.
Using screen sharing on Microsoft Teams, Zoom or other collaborative tools also allows you to show a contact a document and collaborate on that document without sending it to them. Excellent for protecting IP and avoiding virus transfer from unsecure 3rd parties.
Independent consultants often carry the highest cyber security risk as they tend not to have the IT support or diligence you would expect to have in a business. Do you know whether their anti-virus is up to date or if they have it at all? Have they patched the latest software versions on their laptop?
An integral part of Microsoft 365, Teams offers excellent collaborative functionality for small meeting groups with video, audio and document sharing plus excellent add on functions.
Creating a Teams meeting internal or with 3rd party collaborators, is simple and intuitive.
Documents can be uploaded into the Teams storage to share with the group, edited live with full versioning stored or used to share documents on screen without upload.
Is a widely used alternative to Teams with similar functionality but better for large groups in an online networking or webinar context.
The free version limits a conference call to 40 minutes, excellent for those who are disciplined and to the point. If, however you are looking for a longer event the pro host version is a modest monthly subscription and allows for online meetings of any length.
Only one host is required for the meeting, other attendees can use the free version making it a very flexible service.
The Greenlight Computers team are experienced at using these and several other collaborative cloud technologies, if you would like help in selecting the best cloud software tools for your business please contact us now.