Five Easy Tools for Long-Distance Collaboration
New media's about discovering savvier ways of communicating—not just with your target, but with your team as well. After all, the closer you collaborate, the better equipped you are to produce winning strategic work. But how can team members dispersed across the nation—or the world—easily maintain communication? Here's some help.
Authority Labs lists five tools that improve collaboration near or far. We synopsize:
Skype is handy for conference calls, remote podcasting, filesharing. You can buy US-local numbers and use it for call forwarding when abroad. It even saves voice mail for playbacks!
Basecamp enables you to file documents in a secure place with varying degrees of access per team member. Great for brainstorming, client collaboration, note-taking or project management. (You can even use it to build a race car.)
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