The growing popularity of "bring-your-own-device" policies in the workplace suggests now is an opportune time for businesses to invest in training programs that streamline the end user adoption process. A recent survey from the information technology supplier Softchoice, which compiled responses from 8,000 professionals at 23 small and medium-sized businesses, found 80 percent of these organizations utilize some form of remote-access enterprise application. While this market features a variety of contenders, Microsoft's OneDrive (Formerly SkyDrive), a cloud-based file hosting service, has gained a substantial edge. The online publication Beta News said much of this has to do with the fact that OneDrive is seamlessly integrated with the Windows 8.1 operating system.
As more businesses prepare to transfer all of their valuable data to OneDrive from other cloud-hosting services like Google Drive, managers must be careful not to interrupt daily productivity. BetaNews said migrating from Google Drive to OneDrive is a relatively easy process. The steps, according to the website, are as follows:
- Log into the Google Drive account
- Use a little-known tool called Google Takeout to create a personal .ZIP drive of all existing data
- Unzip the file on the proper device and simply drag and drop the contents into Microsoft OneDrive
Companies with limited time and resources can further streamline this process by investing in effective enterprise training programs to make sure all employees are comfortable using new systems. Learn to effectively leverage OneDrive, and other Microsoft products with BrainStorm training.