Engagement, digital, content and integration were the four buzz words dominating Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration (PCC) Summit earlier this month in Los Angeles. These themes, featured in the opening keynote from Gartner analysts Susan Landry and Jeffrey Mann, summarized the complex challenges IT professionals face today. As a platinum sponsor at this year’s event, Workshare addressed these issues by showcasing its secure file sharing and collaboration application to more than 500 attendees across the various events we were involved in.
Here’s our take on the keynote:
Engagement: According to Landry and Mann, it begins with engagement – thinking outside of the box to engage employees, customers and partners, to increase work productivity. But why does engagement matter? The research presented showed that there was a 2.5 x higher revenue growth for organizations in the top five highly engaged organizations, and ultimately, disengaged people will kill your business! One way to improve engagement is through a digital workplace.
Digital: A digital workplace will:
- Enable new and more effective ways of working
- Improve employee engagement and agility
- Exploit consumer-orientated styles and designs
File sharing and collaboration applications such as Workshare, enable a digital workplace, making content available from any device, so whether you are in the office or on the road, you’re able to be kept in the loop and stay engaged.
Content: As Landry and Mann discussed, content is the connecting tissue between people, companies, insight, and ideas. It’s essentially the blood that runs through the body of the organization.
With content a key factor for organizations – ensuring it is easily accessible and secure, is one issue IT pros face today and this is what Workshare is addressing.
Integration: Integrating new technologies with existing products and systems is not a new concept but is a clear requirement for businesses that require greater data control and need to extend their legacy systems. With content held onsite, in the cloud, with third parties, within servers – it’s important that all of this information can be viewed in one complete and digestible experience for the user. With Workshare’s integrations into legacy DMS systems such as SharePoint, OpenText, and HP Worksite, users are able to have this unified digital workplace.
Mann and Landry ended the keynote with this resonating message: “Take the lead to create the digital workplace.”
Throughout the three days of Gartner PCC, the Data Guardian was Workshare’s focal point. With content presented as “the oil of the 21st century,” IT professionals must be urged to step up and take the lead in protecting their organization’s data. Workshare’s VP of Product Management dove deeper into these issues during his “Rise of the Data Guardian” keynote session on day two of PCC. Later that evening, Workshare hosted the “Superhero Hangout,” complete with Gotham City and real life superheroes Batman, Cat Woman and Kick-Ass. Check out our photos in our Facebook album here!
Workshare addresses all four themes that dominated the Gartner PCC. Read our latest white paper “The Rise of the Data Guardian” and start a free Workshare trial to create your digital workplace and reinvent the way you work today.