What Are You Talking About When You Say "Cloud" and "Collaboration"?
Cloud and collaboration storage can improve small business owners' capability to access, share, and protect their company's data, particularly when they have a limited capacity—or desire—to manage on-site technology resources.
To be sure, moving data to the cloud brings its own set of concerns, ranging from security (vulnerability to breaches) to availability; i.e. will a service outage prevent you from getting to your data when you need it. But the cost and convenience benefits of cloud storage are such that an increasing number of small businesses are taking the plunge.
Collaboration software enables the sharing, processing and management of files, documents and other data types among several users and/or systems. This type of software allows two or more remote users to jointly work on a task or project.
Collaboration software is also known as collaborative software, online collaboration software and groupware.
With collaboration software, users each create a workspace and add data and/or workflows to it. The created workspace is viewable and accessible by all other users, regardless of their physical location, and can be given access to the workspace by its primary user. Any changes made to the data or files are synced across all users by the collaboration software, ensuring that everyone has the most updated version of an ongoing project.