The average small business owner wears many hats in their enterprise, IT Manager is typically not one. With cloud computing’s rapid and continuous evolution, keeping up with file management standards, collaboration best practices and digital security is often a business area that is rarely given a lot of attention in small businesses. When business systems work, in the name of effeciency, they are maintained status quo until need arises.
COVID created a need for online collaboration, file sharing and sales transactions almost overnight as many company owners and their employees could no longer work together in the office. Learning how to supply and support employees with the tools they needed to keep businesses running virtually quickly transitioned from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’ business priority.
So where to small businesses start? I’ve put together a comparison of two of the main options businesses use to facilitate their online file collaboration: Microsoft 365 and Google Suite.
Joy Dutcher | B.IRLR, ENV SP
Consultant & Digital Solutions