Have you ever had this experience?
You're trying to plan a family trip. You look at your calendar, find open dates, and start planning. Soon you have a good timeline and you're ready to start working on the details. But as you dive into the details, you start finding all sorts of conflicts and issues: a major holiday, an extended family gathering, a work deadline, a mandatory school meeting...
Information silos are separate places where data is stored. When the information is kept separate, it's hard to connect things. Sometimes information silos are created on purpose, but most of the time they just happen. Your life is a combination of many areas, and your scheduling needs to consider factors from all those areas -- holidays, community, extended family, work, school, and more. When you can't see these factors in one place, making plans and aligning schedules is difficult and frustrating. It's like trying to put a puzzle together when you're missing half the pieces!
The solution: bring all the puzzle pieces together so you can see everything in one place.
With Teamup, you can do this by using iCalendar feeds. Grab an iCalendar feed from all these separate areas and add them to a Teamup calendar.
Here's an example:
You're creating an information funnel out of all those information silos. And now you have a single overview of all the factors you need to consider when you're making plans. The puzzle gets a lot easier to solve when all the pieces are on the table.