Huddle will be providing Grant Thornton with its cloud-collaboration services to allow 39,000 employees of the accountancy and consultancy firm to work together on projects, regardless of location.
By using Huddle to create a centralised online environment, Grant Thornton hopes to improve how its teams, which are spread across the globe, work together on international projects.
In an enterprise-wide rollout of Huddle almost 40,000 members of Grant Thornton's staff will be able to use the cloud to share and work on files together.
Huddle declared that such services will allow Grant Thornton's teams to create secure portals for communication with clients, and share best practise to ensure a consistent approach to worldwide communication across the firm.
Gernot Hebestreit, a global leader of business development at Grant Thornton, explained how having cloud services is an important move for the firm to improve communications with its clients on an international scale. "Our member firm client teams are dispersed across the globe and these teams need important information at their fingertips," he said.
Hebestreit added: "We are always mindful of the legal requirements to safeguard client information, but just as critical is our need for these teams to be able to respond to changing client needs immediately and to collaborate in a safe and productive environment."
Grant Thornton is not the only company that appears to be embracing cloud collaboration. Recently, airport-building firm WSP adopted Huddle's services to help its 2,000 designers work together more effectively.
Huddle itself is looking at boosting how companies use its services by adding analytics into its secure publishing platform, so that organisations can track the distribution of corporate documents.
As an alternative to cloud services, some companies may wish to explore other methods of internal collaboration. V3 recently explored the potential of social media as a tool to enable more efficient work practices.
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