Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business is a cloud storage and collaboration platform that has elements of file sharing and document collaboration. It functions as a personal workspace that allows end users to share content with coworkers and collaborate on documents in an effective way. And because it is part of the Microsoft suite, it connects seamlessly to its larger collaboration platform, SharePoint.
Alternatively, Shelf sits on top of of these cloud storage platforms, integrates with them, and enables team members to: easily capture important content of all different shapes and sizes, organize it in a single place, and quickly find it later.
OneDrive for Business Advantages
Thanks to its generous storage allocations, ability share selected documents with coworkers, and sync to desktop and mobile devices, OneDrive for Business is a great online workspace for business professionals. And thanks to its Microsoft backbone, IT benefits from a variety of document management features, to ensure that the organization has visibility into how files within OneDrive for Business are being used.
Use OneDrive for Business for:
- An information worker’s cloud storage needs
- Creating online documents
- Collaborating on files in real time with coworkers
- Quickly sharing files and folders with clients, customers, partners and other stakeholders
- Syncing content to multiple devices
If you’re an IT manager or senior executive of a small to medium sized company, OneDrive for Business is a great solution for your workforce’s cloud storage, file sharing, and document collaboration needs.
How to Use Shelf with OneDrive for Business
Shelf is not an alternative to OneDrive for Business, it is a complementary solution that extends the functionality of this Microsoft product. Shelf is a modern knowledge management tool that sits on top of cloud storage and collaboration platforms to help teams of knowledge workers assess content, capture important information of all shapes and sizes, organize content in a flash, and find anything in seconds.
Online storage and collaboration platforms like OneDrive for Business are a core component of today’s organization, and Shelf extends the functionality of these platforms. Shelf does this by making it easy for people to capture content that has long term value, such as: final sales presentations, process documents, company manuals, vendor details, lists of consultants, research reports, etc.
The world class organizing and search features make the content added to Shelf much easier to browse and find. Shelf also enables content to connect in a more powerful way by recommending and suggesting content of interest. The content analytic dashboard in the admin panel also helps teams and companies determine which content, folders and groups are most active, most viewed and most commented.