Cloud Collaboration ROI Drives Innovation and Success

Posted by Kevin Verde, Manager, Collaboration and Productivity Solutions

May 01, 2017


It was Henry Ford who said “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success.” To win in today’s marketplace, you must create an environment of collaboration and innovation for your employees.

Creating this type of environment is essential for sustained growth and success, but it can seem easier said than done. With global workforces, remote employees, internal departments operating in silos and data and technology growing exponentially, how do you create the collaborative environment you need to get everyone moving forward together?

Why not consider Going Google? Improving collaboration through Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) can foster a culture of innovation and increase success at your organization in these four ways:

Employees have the tools to collaborate and communicate anytime, anywhere on any device.

According to a survey by Salesforce, 86 percent of employees and executives cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures.

Google Workspace’s productivity tools allow employees to work together easily and seamlessly from across the room, the country or even the globe.

  • Provide real-time edits, feedback and information as a group about project plans or presentations with Google Docs or Slides.
  • Manage activities with a shared task list in Google Sheets or with a shared team in Google Calendar.
  • Hold video meetings with employees, partners, vendors or customers from around the globe with Hangouts to improve communication and reduce costs.
  • Access and share documents, presentations, reports and videos instantly, from anywhere, with Google Drive.

You are setting the foundation to become a learning organization.

Peter Senge originally defined learning organizations as “organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together.”

Organizations with the best chance to grow and succeed in the future are learning organizations because they acquire knowledge and innovate quickly enough to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing environment.

Google Workspace provides the tools to foster and support this free-flow of knowledge, ideas, brainstorming and continuous learning which will keep your employees engaged and innovating, leading to increased organizational growth.

Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace can scale to grow seamlessly with your enterprise.

Enterprise growth and success should never be hindered by a lack of resources or infrastructure support, but that is often the case. Having a flexible cloud infrastructure like GCP means when your organization is ready to innovate and grow, the tools and applications you need will be ready too. Scalability is inherent in both Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace, so the tools and resources you need to add new products, services or employees are plentiful as you need them.

You will be more flexible and nimble to meet the unique demands of your customers.

Rarely do you see a one-size-fits-all solution to anything. Flexibility and customization are the name of the game in today’s hyper-competitive marketplace. Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace will allow you easily and securely share ideas, data, plans and designs with employees, vendors and customers. You can collaborate, get feedback and develop customized solutions for your customers at the speed of the cloud.

At Onix, we have helped businesses and organizations of all sizes harness the power of the cloud by seamlessly implementing GCP and Google Workspace. While the coming together and staying together parts are up to you, we can help you master the working together.

As the visionary Henry Ford also said, “If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.” It would seem that if Mr. Ford were alive today, he might embrace the collaborative features provided by Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace. Is your company ready?

When you go all in with Google, you can create a culture and environment that realizes cloud collaboration ROI and drives innovation and success.

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Kevin Verde, Manager, Collaboration and Productivity Solutions

As a Manager for Onix's Collaboration and Productivity Solutions, Kevin serves as a cloud evangelist by promoting better ways to work both in a brick-and-mortar office and remotely using cloud collaboration tools. He boasts a dual US/EU citizenship and spent four years of his career living and working in Madrid. He also is an advisor for House of Genius ( a non-profit think tank that supports entrepreneurship around the world.

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