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Understanding the Azure Active Directory and Nimbulis

Here at Nimbulis, we know about the importance of cybersecurity. As a Microsoft partner, Nimbulis can be fully integrated with Microsoft Azure Active Directory to make your business not only easy to manage, but also easy to protect. Here’s everything you need to know about Nimbulis and the Azure Active Directory:

What Azure Active Directory does

Azure Active Directory is a cloud-based Microsoft product which allows management of your employee and vendor log-in across several applications. The product can be used within your existing in-house server or utilizing external software as a service (SaaS) products.

A huge benefit is the added safety garnered implementing multi-factor authentication requirements for users. Azure increases protection for your internal system and data housed in cloud-based apps with ongoing threat detection when users access programs.

You can include customer and partner vendor access when needed to help improve collaboration. Azure AD allows total control of user access from internal units, mobile devices and cloud apps. All of which are padded with cybersecurity protection at access points and while using programs.

How Azure AD pairs with the Nimbulis CWM Platform

We at Nimbulis offer a collaborative work management (CWM) platform which improves digital dexterity within your organization. Access to CWM allows your teams to communicate efficiently and offers a single central hub where employees and partners can plan, create and communicate the status of projects.

Azure AD allows easy management of the group and individual users who access the Nimbulis CWM. Access levels are granted based upon your organizational requirements. Users have access to Nimbulis from anywhere in the world with the cloud-based app but you can ensure the safety of the information from cyberattacks or hackers with Azure AD log-in authentication and threat detection.

Business benefits of combining Nimbulis CWM and Azure AD

Pairing Nimbulis with Azure AD improves communication between team members while maintaining safety for sensitive data. Azure AD makes it simple to create user groups and adjust access levels of users on the Nimbulis CWM.

Business owners can view the status of projects in one location and feel secure that the information housed within the platform is safe from cyber predators. Plus, with effective collaborative communication, teams are more productive and achieve better results.

Cross-functional teams gain access to one program with an easy-to-use interface that houses all the objectives related to projects. Contacts are accessible within the CWM – there is no need to transfer to another program to find people.

Staff and strategic partners can be adjusted as needed, allowing your teams to evolve as your company and project needs change. Nimbulis CWM platform and Azure AD also offer scalability; you can grow your business and add users and groups as necessary.

Build a culture of teamwork for your success

Nimbulis is a leader in CWM and we understand the needs of the modern workplace. Our experts will work with your organization to implement user management utilizing Azure AD for access to the CWM platform. Your teams can achieve more together across the globe and you can rest easy knowing that your information is safe.

Contact us today to learn more and get started with Nimbulis CWM and Azure AD.

How to encourage meaningful employee collaboration and create workflow magic

Businesses are more aware than ever that happiness and a sense of purpose play a huge role in employee productivity. Collaboration – more specifically, meaningful collaboration – plays a huge role in making employees feel happy, valued and that their work has meaning. This article discusses what makes collaboration meaningful and how you can encourage collaboration in the workplace to increase the efficiency of your workflow.

Nimbulis offers a cloud-based collaborative work management (CWM) platform that can increase your employees’ satisfaction through engagement and meaningful collaboration. Your team can easily collaborate to accelerate your business performance.

The case for employee happiness

According to Gallup’s most recent research, only 31% of employees report being engaged at work. The good news is you can increase employee engagement and improve productivity by creating employee happiness. This can increase sales and customer satisfaction – engaged, happy staff will provide better customer service.

Keeping your employees happy and engaged can make a huge difference in your human resource budget. When an employee leaves your organization you incur the direct costs associated with replacing that individual including recruiting, interviews and onboarding process. The indirect costs are far more difficult to calculate. The lost employee most likely had already gone through extensive training and on-the-job learning. The employee capital lost through losing disengaged employees is estimated to be more than three times their annual salary.

When employees are happy at work and have a sense of purpose and worth within an organization, the results are increased productivity and reduced turnover. Collaboration in the workplace leads to increased happiness and sense of purpose.

Using effective collaborative work management software within your organization can not only facilitate teamwork but also improve employee satisfaction.

What companies get wrong about collaboration

Almost 75% of employers rank teamwork and collaboration as important within their team culture, yet around 86% of employees and executives believe that ineffective communication causes collaborative teams to fail.

Some companies still view a collaborative workspace as employees literally working in the same areas with morning huddles, constant updates and the need for other team members to sign off on sections of work. Other companies view collaboration as one and done, meaning that a team is created and left to work on a project. Meetings are scheduled and the outcome is reviewed by management. This leads to ineffective teams producing below standard work.

There is more to true collaboration than most companies think. Teamwork facilitated with feedback and a unified workspace to share collaborative documents and communication allows team members to get creative and achieve team goals.

Teams that are constantly working within proximity of each other can develop a mob mentality and lack the creative space to communicate openly and develop solutions. Research suggests that teams work more effectively with specific tasks and the ability to collaborate utilizing readily available, intermittent communication. Collaborative overload within an organization can lead to ineffective teams and reduced productivity.

Teams should be able to communicate frequently while maintaining some autonomy with their work. The digital tools available with CWM improve workflow for projects and allow teams to produce results organically.

Meaningful collaboration leads to effective outcomes

Everyone on your collaborative team needs to have clear goals and expectations set. The ideal team builds on the strength of the whole utilizing the individuals’ passion and experience. Individual team members feel like they are supplying meaningful work toward a project.

Clearly defined roles, coupled with efficient methods of communication, allow teams to achieve better outcomes, which in turn increase happiness and job satisfaction. Open lines of communication allow team members to request assistance and celebrate victories.

An open collaborative workspace keeps members apprised on needed details for individual contributions. Your teams can go to one spot and find all the information they need, which minimizes delays and reduces turnaround time.

Utilize the right tools to improve collaborative outcomes

The collaborative workspace today has expanded across the globe as teams from remote regions work together. Using CWM platforms allows your teams to create meaningful connections faster than in-person meetings and workspaces.

At Nimbulis, we understand collaborative overload. Our CWM platform combines all the necessary collaboration tools into one spot. Your staff at all levels have access to project updates, communication tools and ways to connect remotely from anywhere in the world. This reduces technology overkill by combining processes into a single platform to efficiently perform digital dexterity.

The CWM allows all the communication and contacts for a team to be housed in one location. You do not have to worry whether someone was forgotten on an email – they can access in one easy application.

Since teams are set up to be cross-functional, with members from across the organization, individuals can peruse all of the information available to them on the CWM platform to learn and grow with the company. They may volunteer for projects that pique interests outside the confines of their current role. This allows them greater opportunity for advancing their careers within your organization, another factor in creating employee satisfaction.

Improve your team collaboration and communication today

We offer a complete cloud-based CWM platform and a team of experts to help your organization achieve operational success. Contact us today to learn more about how Nimbulis CWM platform can increase your organization’s collaborative teams.