A team only works well if everyone can collaborate and organise effectively. That’s why over 170,000 companies use Atlassian applications, like Confluence, to empower their teams with collaborative tools. In a hybrid and remote-first working world, businesses are seeing the true benefits of cloud computing and deploy-anywhere web applications like Confluence Cloud.
Shouldn’t your business be using it, too?
Confluence is one of Atlassian’s collaboration tools.
It’s a shared workspace and knowledge-base – sort of like a supercharged, company-focused Wikipedia on steroids – which enables teams to do their best work, with the entire organisation’s expertise at their disposal.
With Confluence, you can build documentation pages and powerful dashboards for data visualisation. Atlassian’s project management and scheduling tools (like Trello and Jira) seamlessly plug into Confluence – and your whole organisation’s community can see what’s going on at any time, in all relevant projects.
Confluence Cloud is web-based, with a mobile app available – allowing anyone in the team to work anywhere, with any device.
Pretty cool, huh?
Let’s take a deeper look at the benefits of Confluence Cloud.
Atlassian’s cloud solutions aren’t just for software developers. Any team can use Confluence Cloud to work smarter – and know exactly what’s going on in the whole company.
This is especially important in remote and hybrid working environments, where maintaining culture, collaboration and communications is a key factor.
Confluence prevents siloing and keeps all comms open and transparent, which leads to better collaboration and idea sharing.
Confluence is incredibly versatile. The marketing team can use it for planning and reporting, with intuitive dashboards to visualise data. HR can use it for announcements and onboarding – even legal departments will find it useful for storing, tracking, finding, and updating contracts and documents.
While apps like Google Docs and Sheets, LucidChart, DropBox and Slack are great tools for what they do, Confluence Cloud takes their concepts further – consolidating all company knowledge in one place, where everyone has access. It plugs in with industry standard tools and scheduling platforms, with deep integration into the Atlassian stack.
And because it’s cloud-based, anyone can use it anywhere. But how do you manage who can access what – and when?
You’ll never have to worry about leaks, privacy or sensitive data being accessible. Confluence Cloud lets admins control who can see what, and even helps maintain the work/life balance of your teams. For large companies, Confluence Cloud Premium provides deep admin controls with custom access levels and executive permissions.
Different teams will have different hardware needs. Sales and marketing departments may need little more than a basic laptop and a phone – but the demanding software used by design and production teams will require heavy duty hardware to run.
Locally installed software has a few advantages on high-spec machines, but on the entry-level equipment most departments will have at their disposal, those advantages all but disappear. Adding another app to the mix is enough to clutter and bog down even fairly recent machines – and what if the hardware fails? What happens to all the work on it?
Moving to a robust cloud solution eliminates the need for anything but a browser, and ensures constant, infinite backups. This is hugely important now that work is moving between offices and remote locations.
For one, lost or stolen devices can be bricked remotely without losing any data or work. But for most, the biggest advantage will be having access to the same productivity tools on any kind of device, as long as it has internet access.
And there’s no need to worry about running out of space, either. Your team can use as much or as little as they need, and Confluence Cloud can scale appropriately to accommodate it based on your needs.
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