London, UK – September 16, 2014 – Workshare today announced that it has been selected by the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London to simplify collaboration amongst its team of academics and colleagues around the world. With large teams working on research documents for some of the leading natural resources conglomerates, Workshare will be used to securely share confidential research documents amongst research teams and industrial partners.

With a reputation for being one of the world’s leading centres for the study of Earth science, the Department aims to solve the principal challenge facing the world in the 21st century: how to access natural resources in a sustainable way and with minimal impact on the environment. Workshare will support research projects by allowing academics to share and collaborate on complex and sensitive research documents with teams in multiple countries and across different time zones. Workshare also lets the user choose to store their data only within European data centres, improving security.

Academics and partners will be able to use annotation to highlight directly onto a document; make edits and positional comments; and sync folders and documents to share the latest versions with teams quickly and easily, while maintaining a full audit trail.

Anthony Foy, CEO of Workshare commented, “Imperial’s Department of Earth Science and Engineering is a great example of a workplace which understands the importance and value of having a collaboration tool that is both secure and easy to use. Their professors spend huge amounts of time gathering insights, and cannot afford for information to be misplaced or lost in review cycles. Workshare has helped organizations manage sensitive documents for over a decade and we understand the challenges academics face, and how Workshare can help simplify collaboration.”

Workshare integrates with all major document management and enterprise content management systems, letting organizations leverage investments in existing IT infrastructure.