Mobile collaboration portals are at the forefront of telecommunications technologies, allowing teams to work remotely from any location. Data sharing, improved search features, and integrated multimedia support increase productivity. They now provide more seamless communication channels for its users.
Security for Multimedia Communication
Multimedia communication in the form of VoIP and video chat are invaluable tools for mobile collaboration platforms. Companies now require more secure voice and data network solutions to ensure the confidentiality of their data. Since mobile collaboration allows remote access to information, there is a greater risk of data leaks.
To counteract phishing and data leaks, companies such as Google have implemented stricter Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) policies, especially for its email utilities. DMARC is a data authentication tool that secures communication channels. It identifies phishing and other confidentiality risks. DMARC is gaining traction on the global scale, with a 22% increase of adoption rates from 2015.
New Updates in Mobile Collaboration
Both Microsoft and Google released new updates to their mobile collaboration portals last January 2016. Google, on one hand, has released a new commenting option for its Google Docs platform. It now has additional Android and iOS support, so that mobile users can add and read comments on edited documents. The commenting option has previously only been available to PC users, limiting the functionality of Google Docs on mobile devices.
Microsoft, on the other hand, has finally added real-time authoring to its Microsoft Office Online suite. This allows users to view edits in real-time, which prevents duplicates and inconsistencies in uploaded files.
Microsoft has also improved its sharing options, allowing users to upload files on various cloud services. Google has already been implementing these features on Google Docs, so it is a bit of a late addition to Microsoft’s productivity suites.
With these new updates, mobile collaboration platforms are now more compatible over multiple devices. Smartphones and tablets are powerful tools for on-the-go productivity, and new data solutions are being implemented to keep up with the demand of the users. Companies are no longer limited to in-house collaboration, allowing team members in other locations to communicate effectively over long distances.