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A move to the public cloud presents a unique set of challenges and possibilities that have been explored ad nauseam. Rather than regurgitating the choices and potential pitfalls you have in front of you, I thought it would be helpful to talk about Smartsheet’s journey to the public cloud after more than ten years of pre-public cloud experience, and what we’re learning along the way. The public cloud offers an unprecedented opportunity to change the way IT has previously managed capital expenditure. That said, we knew that once our data was in one cloud, moving would be hard. And the larger our dataset the worse off we would be. So in planning our move to the public cloud, I have started budgeting
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Cloud collaboration has come of age. A market that began with a handful of tools for online chat has now grown into a full-fledged industry, with applications that allow us to create, share, store and manage collaborative work. At Smartsheet, we’re excited by how far the market has evolved, and we’re working hard to introduce new capabilities that help teams work together in a more connected, collaborative, highly-transparent way. We’re also intensely curious to learn more about how collaboration is deployed and managed on the ground. That’s why we surveyed more than 1,000 IT decision makers at businesses across North America to better understand the categories of collaboration tools
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For businesses of all sizes, the ability to scale while maintaining a high level of visibility into and control over how proprietary and client data is shared with people and with systems is critical. Systems like JIRA and Salesforce can contain sensitive data for organizations, so it's important to maintain organizational controls without compromising the ability to get work done. We’ve added a user permissions feature for our JIRA and Salesforce connectors to add another layer of visibility and control to your data. As a system admin in Smartsheet, you’ll now be able to give users permissions to create and see their own workflows, and grant permission to administer the integration to select
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It seems like almost nothing changes faster today than technology. Blink and you’ll see new innovations – as well as new threats. Alongside this tremendous change, we’re witnessing unprecedented demands on IT professionals – everywhere from cybersecurity to platform migrations to the cloud to demand for new and updated hardware that fits the latest market trends. While demand for IT professionals is going through the roof, the talent pool is not necessarily growing at the same speed.

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