Are you a frequent business traveler or maybe someone planning your first? Whether it’s for your first or hundredth journey, there is always new technology evolving that will help make your experience abroad that much more productive and easier. Here are three tips that will enable better global collaboration:
1. Find the best work spots in all your travel destinations
First things first. You need to have a reliable place to work if you’re going to make stops in different cities. Having a handful of coffee shops and cafés in mind for each travel destination is helpful in case a shop may be closed, has a bad internet connection, or is overcrowded. An online app such as Workfrom is a great tool to help you “find your happy place and do work” and will help you find multiple places; but knowing all the best places to work is just the beginning to successful global productivity.
2. Choose a dependable instant messaging/online meeting application
Since you may be working with a global team that’s scattered abroad, your team needs to choose a tool that will allow you all to easily message each other in real-time or have a quick team huddle on video. A tool that’s very popular for businesses globally is GoToMeeting by Citrix. This is an easy tool to use and has great HD video chat and also has instant messaging with 128-bit AES encryption.
3. Protect files and share content easily with an enterprise file sharing solution
Since you may need to share documents, contracts, or large videos/images with multiple colleagues and clients, you need to choose the right file sharing solution. There are many to choose from but not all are suitable for business. OneDrive is a popular tool by Microsoft that’s very useful for personal photos and documents, but it doesn’t meet corporate policies when handling company assets. With managed file transfer solutions such as those from Thru, Inc., your business team will be able to securely collaborate and transfer large files from any remote location. Since “43% of companies experienced a data breach in 2014,” according to USA Today; security features such as auditing and tracking of user interactions make enterprise file sharing a ‘must-have’ for your global team.
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