Publish date May 5, 2020
Legacy IT will not suffice in the age of remote digital working.
A decade ago, a great workplace was one that offered the comfort of a well-padded chair, a spacious cubicle, and a computer with on-demand IT support. Rapidly evolving technologies and a host of external forces today, however, have morphed a comfortable workplace into our homes, a coffee shop or the park – wherever you can be the most productive.
After a global pandemic has put most of the organization’s business continuity plans to the test, physical offices have closed, and rigid work-from-home policies have been enforced, maintaining the same level of productivity has proved to be tricky. IT admins are struggling to address the most fundamental needs of their organizations remotely and help employees be productive during these times. With distributed teams, reinvented business models, and security complexities, the modern workplace is going some lightning-speed changes.
This blog will dive into how Microsoft’s suite/ bundle of cloud solutions can empower your organization to be smart, smooth, and intelligent. Before that, let’s understand the challenges traditional IT faces in light of the world’s largest work-from-home experiment.
Remote working was very rare and a special arrangement for select employees and cases a decade ago. However, technology and teleconferencing have advanced to a point where businesses can thrive with entire remote teams – only if they can overcome the following challenges:
The goal of a modern workplace is to get rid of the following challenges (on the left) and replace them with the freedoms (on the right):
Now let’s contrast this to a modern workplace and understand how Microsoft’s Modern Workplace solution solves these issues achieves those freedoms.
The modern workplace: Ubiquitous collaboration without compromise
Our physical locations have increasingly become less important to the outcome of work. A modern workplace, therefore, is one that allows employees to securely work as an individual, as teams, from anywhere, with whomever and achieve whatever. There is a high premium on the quality of work that enriches employee experience through seamless communication and collaboration.
Microsoft’s Modern Workplace is an integrated and frictionless ecosystem of digital tools and systems which distill the benefits above for an organization’s workforce, represented below:
Microsoft Teams, in particular, offers a platform for ubiquitous collaboration, incontinent communication, and high-quality projects and meetings. The following benefits can be achieved through the effective integration of Microsoft Teams and the rest of Microsoft’s suite of cloud-based solutions :
How does YASH leverage the Modern Workplace for enterprises?
Even when high-level teams are adopting modern tools, three scenarios create roadblocks for an efficient modern workplace IT.
Despite an entire suite of tools, not having a clear understanding of configurations, usage monitoring, effective governance plan, and defined team structure policies in place, the benefits mentioned before and maximized ROI cannot be derived successfully. Before there was a forceful need for remote working technologies, YASH Technologies, a certified Microsoft partner, has helped more than 100 customers with the following offerings:
Work, collaborate, and share – anytime, any device, any time – without downtime.
At a time when your bedroom doubles as an office, it’s safe to say that digital is the new workplace now. Under the circumstances, a right set of connected tools must support employees to encourage engagement, productivity, and collaboration.
YASH can help you not only reduce operational costs without disrupting bottom lines, ensuring business continuity of mission-critical apps, but also with a 360-degree view for complete workforce governance, transparency, and trust.
In the next blog, we will dive deeper into how Microsoft Modern Workplace ensures governance and security compliance for critical business applications. To know more about our Microsoft offerings, follow the link.
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