Employees need not be glued to their desktops at work. They could be sitting in different countries, but working on the same project by creating presentations, sharing documents or even editing them in real time with the help of cloud-based or online office productivity solutions, which can be licensed for an annual fee at a fraction of the price of an off-the-shelf software product with similar functions, Mint reported.
For instance, the 400 employees of technology firm Unilog Content Solutions Pvt. Ltd, spread across Philadelphia in the US, Mysore and Bangalore, use Microsoft’s subscription-based Office 365 service and “experienced significant improvement in the reliability of our messaging system, document sharing, and communication capabilities while reducing IT (information technology) costs and administration”, said Suchit Bachalli, executive vice-president.
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