The arrival of cloud-based collaborative platforms reinvented company operations. Sharing files became easier than ever, drastically reducing limitations on hard drive storage. Since then, these platforms have evolved. Today, solutions are more robust in their reach. They’re designed to keep up with new devices on the market and serve an increasingly mobile workforce.
From kickoff to wrap-up of a construction project, you have a lot of moving parts to coordinate. The back and forth of handling bids and blueprints and managing documents between teams can lead to confusion and mixups. But technology like Dropbox and Fieldwire can help cut through logistical downtime to let your team focus on what they do best.
When Expedia launched in 1996, the online travel agency helped spark a revolution in the industry, giving people the power to book their own trips with just a keyboard and mouse. Once a small team based entirely out of Bellevue, Washington, Expedia Group today is an 18,000-person enterprise with a portfolio of travel brands, including Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, and Hotwire, among others.
Every second, a child enters one of the 170 hospitals across the US and Canada funded by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The charity’s fundraising efforts have a massive impact. The support helps provide treatment for 10% of kids in North America — including many with serious conditions such as cancer or birth defects.
KSB subsidiary GIW Industries makes the heavy-duty slurry pumps needed to keep waterways navigable and extract minerals from the earth. Being in the dredging and mining business means Grovetown, Georgia-based GIW has customers — and therefore employees — all over the world. These employees in the field need to collaborate closely with headquarters on designs, as GIW customizes pumps based on individual customer needs.
Spread across five palm-dotted campuses in the Phoenix area, Arizona State University strives to provide quality programs and operate as “one university in many places.” To help faculty and staff deliver on this mission, the largest public university in the US recently recruited some assistance: Dropbox. With the cloud-based collaboration network, Sun Devil employees will now be able to easily access and share files on the Tempe, Arizona campus — and around the globe — on any platform and any device.