Do you use some kind of online (cloud) office? And if so, which one?
We are start-up which builds an cloud based virtual office to facilitate an service that enables everyone to work anywhere, anytime and anyhow (from any device).
Our information system can handle all basic function to run small business. We would like to compare with other services to set our standard competitively.
I appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!
Hey! I think Cloud office is the best platform for small offices. You can share all the things regarding the documentation and you can create your channel to communicate with your business partner/employees, online nowadays so it's a good decision.
Hi, at virtual-people.com, we use the following:
Google G-Suite (former Google Apps for Work) - Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Sites, Google Groups
Skype - realtime collaboration, Skype calls, video calls, phone calls
Dropbox - online storage
Amazon AWS, iLand iCloud, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure - server migration testing platforms
We use Office 365 and Skydrive for storage and a lot of our clients are now trialling or migrating to it. The migration was simple enough and allows us to use the familiar Office products in a web environment, collaborate and share ideas using one note and storing documents on SharePoint. It's left space free on our server and allowed us to access our documents whenever and wherever we want. If you want to find out more please follow this link: http://www.convallissoftware.co.uk/3003/Office-365.aspx
Please check our mobileOffice service here: http://t.co/GETjbyKY
Hi Jan. One of my recent blog articles covers the various free office solutions out there, including a couple of cloud solutions, you can find it here:
I hope you find it helpful. Personally, I use a combination of Google Docs and MS Office and find them a good mix.
I don't use any kind online(cloud) office. But I definitely want to use it. Let me know how to work on it ? And what to do to start with.
Yes, we at Virtualemployee.com use cloud technology in providing remotely working dedicated employees to our global clients. We use latest technologies – virtualization and ThinClient to secure client's critical data. With these technologies, the clients data always stays their office while the virtual employees process it from a remote location. We can also set up virtual desktops for clients so that their critical data always stays with them. The virtual employees can access this virtual desktop via ThinClient.
When I teach and facilitate my "ideas" process I stress having a consistent single source for capturing the details of your ideas. My favorite resource is the cloud-based Evernote service which a resource I can get to from my desktop computer in my office, my Android smartphone, and my laptop when on the road. Cloud-based solutions should be easily-accessible from "anywhere" (in my opinion).
Hi Jan. I keep hearing good things about Zoho, although I prefer Office 365 - mainly because some of the subscription models include the non-cloud editions of MS Office. One of the problems with some cloud Office suites is they only work when you are connected, great for office users, not so hot for laptop users on a moving train!
Dropbox seems to be the standard for file sharing, but do check out some of the competition like the cloud sharing offerings from go-daddy (this isn't a comment on their quality, just check out features/vs cost).
One thing that I keep hearing is "we use dropbox" but for some businesses dropbox is not secure enough. Here in the UK we have data protection regulations and some regulatory bodies or standards (e.g. FSA or PCI) would not like personally identifiable data being stored on dropbox because the servers are not located in the UK / EU. In fact, that might be something to bear in mind with any cloud service - many providers keep data in the U.S. or India.
I do not use any kind of online (cloud) office. If you can throw more light on how this works I would appreciate it. thanks.