As we all know Chicago is a beautiful city with food to die for and great places to visit. As I recently visited the Windy City, what stuck out to me are the people. The city streets were bustling with diversity; every culture, race, and style of people you could imagine! What makes Chicago great is their eclectic population and its constant evolution of culture and style.
The same can be said when discussing the evolution of an organization’s capabilities and technologies. For example, I use both a laptop and tablet when working at home in Microsoft Office, which means having to transfer data back and forth using a USB flash drive or saving multiple versions to my desktop to ensure I’m working on the most updated document or spreadsheet. Mind you, this is for personal use. Now, imagine an organization with multiple resources and employees trying to edit the same document or spreadsheet and things really start to get crazy! We’re talking multiple sources of truth and one giant headache to be passed around. Where is that boring uniformity when you need it?
Enter G Suite For Work. When I first started with Tempus Nova I was given a laptop, which is nothing new. The one glaring difference: This one didn’t come with the Microsoft Office suite. It was overwhelming at first to make the transition to G Suite, as I was fully versed in operating in the Microsoft world. Shortly after working inside of G Suite, here’s what I found: Google Docs (think Word), Google Sheets (think Excel), and Google Slides (think, you guessed it, Powerpoint) enables organizations to collaborate without the headache of multiple truth sources. Because everything is saved to Drive, Google’s cloud storage offering, the days of flash drives and repeatedly hitting the “save as” button are over.
It’s amazing when I stop working on a document on one device, I can pull it up on another and pick right up where I left off, both online and offline. Also, it is strange to never have to click save again, as G Suite will instantly save your work with every keystroke. What’s even more amazing is watching in real time as my co-workers collaborate on a single document simultaneously. Didn’t take long for me to become a believer.
They say the proof is in the pudding. If you’ve found yourself in a similar situation dealing with multiple data sources and poor collaboration efforts, you have the power to do something about it. Reach out to us here: Contact Us.