Organizational project management can be a complicated process if proper preparations are not made. Utilizing a software system can be a great way to simplify the process and ensure that everyone is involved is on task. Yet despite the promises of a project management system, some employees may be hesitant to use the software and its crucial features.
We believe that project management systems applied correctly can be very powerful. When applied correctly, companies can be more productive than ever. Our blog post today offers some salient points for your consideration.
1. Find a project management system that’s right for your organization and budget
There are many different project management systems out there offering a variety of features. Before settling on a project management system, first understand your needs. If all you’re looking for is a basic tool to manage tasks, streamline communication, and share files, steer clear from programs that offer extras. Also note that these extras could also overwhelm your team, which could discourage usage.
If budget is limited, define your goals and objectives as clearly as you can. Examine the features that are absolutely necessary, and then find the solutions that satisfy those requirements. Whichever solution you ultimately decide on should also be given a test-run in the organization so employees are content and support from IT is minimal.
VMware public cloud gets vCloud Air SQL, Site Recovery Manager Air, object storage
“VMware today announced several enhancements to its vCloud Air public cloud at the company’s annual VMworld conference in San Francisco.
Companies can test and run plans for disaster recovery in vCloud Air’s new cloud-based Site Recovery Manager Air. And VMware is starting to offer disaster recovery on vCloud Air based on usage, instead of just as part of a monthly or yearly subscription.”
File synchronization and storage is increasing in importance for businesses as the amount of data increases within companies. According to research firm IDC, the file synchronization and sharing market will grow at a 23.1% five year compound annual growth rate through 2018 to $2.3 billion dollars, driven by adoption of cloud and mobile technologies.
One of the methods of storing this data has been in the cloud, with services like Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint. Though both perform similar tasks, their business applications are different. If you’re wondering how to leverage one or the other for your business, our post today will distinguish the difference.
The Basics of SharePoint
SharePoint tends to serve departments, projects, and functions rather than individual needs. Many companies create SharePoint Sites to enable users to find content to get their work done while not tying down files to an individual user in case of employee turnover. Security is also simplified with SharePoint since permissions are assigned at a site-level rather than at the individual document level, enabling easier document management. Some libraries within SharePoint will have restricted access as well, but for many companies this is rare.
Dell Forms New Line of Business for Web Hosts, Telecommunications Service Providers
“Dell will introduce products later this fall targeted towards a number of organizations including hosting providers, under a new line of business it launched on Monday. Called Datacenter Scalable Solutions (DSS), the division will be within its Enterprise Solutions organization and will address the market of business that is just below the hyperscale space in size.
Dell said that this segment is growing three times faster than the traditional x86 server market, and that these types of businesses, including telecommunication companies, hosting providers, oil and gas and research organizations, require “semi-custom solutions.” Dell DSS will new design new systems for this market, while also offering supply chain optimizations and custom configurations.”
Microsoft’s DisplayCover prototype gives the Surface keyboard an e-ink display
“Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 has gone a long way to creating a tablet that can truly replace a laptop. Now that the core device itself is so darn slick, Microsoft’s Applied Sciences research and development team is getting funky, revealing a new mobile keyboard concept that adds more screen space to the Surface via a multi-touch e-ink display.
Currently dubbed the DisplayCover, the new keyboard includes an e-ink display at the very top that displays menu options based on context. The basic idea is for the e-ink display to extend the desktop space by removing the taskbar or menu items from the tablet’s smaller screen.”