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Collaboration is a big focus area among technology start-ups. The past five years have seen a range of new products in this area that have completely transformed the way businesses work. Thanks to the likes of Trello and Slack, team members do not even have to live in the same city or even country any longer. Start-ups like Zapier operate with a completely remote workforce thanks to these telecommuting tools. While these tools help with keeping team members updated on the status of various tasks and work well as project management tools, they do not actually help with decision making and strategy. This requires face-to-face meetings that video conferencing tools like ClickMeeting help with. Through such tools, various stakeholders in a project can get together on a virtual platform and deliberate on various issues in real-time. This makes physical meetings unnecess... (more)

What's Driving Collaboration in the Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud

BCN Study Looks at What's Driving Collaboration in the Cloud Business Cloud News recently tied up with Sharp Document Solutions to interview more than 715 enterprise IT professionals from across the world for their study on cloud based collaboration. The objective of the study was to look at the level of proliferation of cloud tools in the enterprise setup of today and also to understand the factors that may be challenging this unbridled growth. Quite clearly, some of the major factors driving the adoption of cloud collaboration were to do with dissatisfaction with the legacy too... (more)

Can You Build a Tech Startup with an Outsourced Workforce | @CloudExpo #Cloud

It is often thought that the core component of a business should always be done in-house. This is not only because it is your intellectual property, but also because the learnings you gain from building the product will give direction to your business' strategy in the long run. Given this, is it a good idea for a tech startup to outsource their development? Before we answer that question, it needs to be pointed out that the myth that outsourcing development in a tech startup is prone to disaster is not always true. Do you know what is common to these following products - Slack, Fa... (more)

Allaying Your Fears with Cloud Hosting | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The days of hosting websites and applications on your own in-house server are numbered. The recent RightScale State of the Cloud report found that close to 88% of businesses today make use of the public cloud while 63% are on a private cloud. As more and more businesses choose to depend on the cloud, it is not unreasonable to be cynical and doubt the evolution. Are businesses risking it all by moving their data to the cloud? Or is this a totally thought-out move? If you are a business that is yet to make the move and have your questions unanswered still, this article will attempt... (more)

Where Is Oracle Headed in the Cloud?

Oracle has sounded extremely optimistic about their future; one that is going to be dominated by the cloud. The company has reported cloud revenue growth of anywhere between 35% and 50% over the past few quarterly financial reports. Safra Catz, the Chief Financial Officer at Oracle is noted to have said that her company is focused at increasing market share on the cloud at this point “unlike all those cloud companies” like SalesForce that are focusing on profits. So is the company seeing a paradigm shift in their revenue pie? Not really. Despite the buzz about Oracle’s focus be... (more)