IO Integration Marketing and Creative Operations Technology Blog
Providing Creative Operations and Marketing Technology Professionals resources for getting the most out of their production workflows.
At IO Integration, our sole focus is bringing the best possible experience to our customers. This past month we gathered all of our employees from around the globe to meet for our bi-annual company meeting in St. Simons Island, Georgia. This is the one time that we gather to discuss ways to improve our overall business and deliver to our customers the best possible experience when partnering with IOI. This provides us a unique opportunity to analyze our service offerings and to ensure we are bringing the most value to our clients.
As we see companies, event organizers, and local governments preparing for the for the likelihood that the coronavirus outbreak will continue to spread, several tech industry leaders and local governments have already begun telling employees to work from home. Amazon, Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, and Google have all made public announcements and informed their employees to work remotely in an effort to do their part in preventing any further chance of outbreaks in their offices and communities. We are also seeing state and local governments declaring state of emergencies in places like Washington State which has been the most severely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. New York and Austin, Texas have additionally declared their own states of emergencies respectively, and in Austin, canceling that city's largest event, SXSW, which was scheduled for March.
The recent global viral outbreak highlights the necessity of having plans in place allowing your team to work remotely. Meeting your deliverables with minimal disruption while protecting your team members' health is vital to any organization's long term success. The challenge of maintaining business continuity for these employees falls squarely on the shoulders of management. How can managers maintain their team's cohesion and keep production moving smoothly? The content creation process makes this even more complicated when dealing with multiple contributors and tight deadlines. In this article, we look at the top four steps to manage a remote creative team successfully.
Rarely, does one size fit all. This is especially true when it comes to creative technology solutions. It goes without saying that every unique tool has both strengths and weaknesses, but every tool is also preferred by different creatives for different reasons. Some of these reasons are based on organizational needs, UI, roles, or even simply what the user is used to. The idea of a collaborative creative tool that works for everyone seems like more of a dream than a reality.
Recently Global Workplace Analytics updated its 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce study which shows at least 50% of the workforce is working remotely in some capacity and 80 to 90% of employees would like to work remotely at least part-time. Many companies are beginning to offer this popular option to attract top talent.
IO Integration is pleased to announce that we are officially a Crown Commercial Service Supplier as part of the G-Cloud 11 framework. G-Cloud is the UK Government’s flagship cloud services network. They are allowing suppliers to offer cloud technology and support services to organisations through the Digital Marketplace. The framework enables buyers from the public sector to access solutions and services by streamlining the procurement process.