Smartsheet Blog

Security measures to consider before implementing a SaaS tool.
The importance of cybersecurity is tremendously elevated in the modern world. With the increased prominence of cloud services and the onset of the Internet of Things, maintaining security and compliance is getting more complex every year. Smartsheet is proud to have been positively assessed by some of the world’s most demanding security audit standards. One thing is certain: You shouldn’t have to worry about your data when choosing a software as a service (SaaS). Let’s look at two of Smartsheet’s security practices as examples of what to expect from safe SaaS. Most computer systems operate on a principle called discretionary access control (DAC). In laymen’s terms, a DAC system
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How do achieve synergy among multiple teams.
As a Solutions Consultant at Smartsheet, I hear a lot about what is and isn’t working in the collaborative enterprise workplace. I help our customers track risks and work with them to create customized services for their exact needs. In the process, I get to learn a lot about strong team practices. You could say helping people achieve their goals runs in the family. My twin brother, Dillon, also paves the way for Smartsheet’s Fortune 500 customers as a Customer Success Manager. One thing we know for sure: Everyone defines enterprise collaboration a little differently. Dillon and Darren BradyCrowdsourcing definitions from the Smartsheet Community turned up a few thoughtful common
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Smartsheet templates for field ops professionals.
Construction project management means big responsibilities and pressures: stay on schedule, land on or under budget, coordinate with contractors, and meet all applicable codes and laws without a hitch. In fact, the Construction Management Association of American estimates U.S. construction managers uphold 120 core responsibilities. Unlike office-bound PMs who rely on a stationary desk as their only physical workplace, construction project managers must be ready to get their hands dirty in more ways than one. To them, work isn’t a place — it’s more of a constant ebb and flow between their build sites, vehicle, phone or tablet, and yes, their desk, too. The right construction PM tool must be
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Thanks to technology and the supreme ubiquity of the internet, the world has become increasingly connected, leading to a more collaborative modern workplace. As a result, nearly 80 percent of the average worker’s time is spent interacting with, and giving feedback to, their fellow employees. Looping a coworker in on a discussion is as easy as dashing off an email — but is this true collaboration if too much email makes us less productive? First, it’s necessary to define what we mean by “collaboration.” The root of the word is deceptively obvious: “co” and “labor” — to work together. Musicians can collaborate on a song. Corporations can collaborate on
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Smartsheet helps manage committees.
Higher ed committees are incredibly diverse in their purposes. From Board of Trustees to student engagement initiatives to milestone-based committees banded around a single issue, their goals run the gamut of possibilities — but are still a ubiquitous part of working in academia. So why isn’t there a cohesive, sane, and simple way of managing them? People “lose their minds” managing a committee mainly due to the difficulty of working around many parties with conflicting schedules (not to mention conflicting opinions). Roles are unclear, especially in milestone-driven committees working toward specific goals on a tight schedule. Unlike traditional corporate settings in which all workers
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