Columbus, OH, August 23, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- With globalization and virtual workforces continually on the rise, collaboration is an important issue for many companies. An efficient and reliable way to collaborate online has become more than just a "nice to have" for companies. But tools used for collaboration can be quite complex and difficult to implement.
Over the past several years, local IT Services provider ICC has become a leader in helping companies plan and implement collaboration solutions. ICC provides customers the knowledge and expertise needed to tailor the implementation of a collaboration tool to their technical environment and business goals. ICC works with each customer to determine how collaboration can compliment and strengthen business processes. Finally, ICC assists companies in creating a roadmap for future collaboration strategies.
"There's a lot clients can do with a collaboration tool," says Joe Hartsel, ICC’s Practice Leader for Collaboration Services. "We've done everything from showing them how to manage an employee or public Web site to finding more reliable ways to keep employee knowledge current."
Because of ICC's extensive expertise in this area, Microsoft has named ICC an approved provider of Microsoft SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS). This new service offering from Microsoft centers around SharePoint - the Microsoft version of a collaboration tool. SDPS helps companies plan an effective SharePoint deployment.
“We’ve done a lot of great work for clients, helping them be more efficient and save money through collaboration strategies,” says Hartsel. “It’s exciting to be recognized by Microsoft for our expertise in the area.”
Collaboration services provided by ICC allow companies to maximize their investment in collaborative technologies, and assure a secure and well-managed collaborative environment.
ICC is the largest locally-owned IT solutions firm in Ohio, providing professional consulting and project outsourcing for mid-market and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries. Their services include application development, networking technologies, business intelligence, technical support and project management.