Farihan Bahrin, Web Content Manager, shared his views on how he uses DeskAway

‘‘ Even a 50 year project member who's not so IT savvy says she has little problems navigating around the DeskAway interface. ’’

How are you using DeskAway and what value is it providing your team?
I am using DeskAway to manage internal and external projects but that's just a nutshell description. What it helps is to provide a platform to track milestones and synchronize the updates from the different project members. It's a centralized location and that is useful because our organization's intranet is not very accessible from home and does not provide functions for interfacing with external parties.

Were you using any other tool before DeskAway?
I tried Basecamp and and ClockingIT.

Was there a learning curve associated with DeskAway? How did your team adapt to a new application?
I must say it was pretty straightforward. Even a 50 year project member who's not so IT savvy says she has little problems navigation around the DeskAway interface. So the learning curve in general, for me and my team, is rather low.

What features does your team use the most?
Mostly file uploads, task function and the doc/wiki feature for exchanging of ideas.

Are you emailing (sending tasks, attachments etc.) less because of DeskAway? How has DeskAway helped in lowering project costs, profitability or improving efficiency?
Most definitely. My inbox was flooded with content from my project members and it became very annoying with Outlook's reminder telling you to keep archiving your inbox. I'm not sure about lowering of costs but it has certainly improved the efficiency since now it is now easier as a project lead to coordinate between project members and allocate resources.

Are there any other thoughts that you would want to share with us regarding our service, product etc.?
It's been a good and responsive service so far, which is very surprising for me. My concern as always is security and options for exporting data should one day, we decide to switch platforms.

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