Companies all over, are faced with the decision of how to incorporate technology into their organization’s structure. While it is available in many forms, each company is different and would require just enough of it to enhance their organization’s strategy, structure, communication, employee relationships and their performance as a whole.
Lafleur Trading Company is based upon a decentralized organizational structure with the chief executive officer on top followed by chiefs of information, financial, and operations below. A decentralized organizational structure is where high-ups delegate authority down a chain of command to allow employees at many levels to make decisions. This is beneficial because minor problems can get solved at a quicker rate because they don’t need to get escalated up the entire chain. This in turn leaves upper management more time to accomplish their own agendas for the company. Because Lafleur Trading Company has employees at many levels within the organization, proper file data management is extremely crucial.
As a consultant for the company, I would recommend they invest in Universal File Access (UFA). UFA, developed by NTP Software, is technology that integrates with common storage hosts, cloud, and object stores to make an organization’s file data available to end users on any device consistent with its active directory security and other policies. What separates it from consumer-oriented “sync and share” products is that UFA is an end-to-end enterprise solution that provides corporate end users the ability to create and interact safely and securely with an organization’s file data using any