What is a modern workplace and how can it benefit your customers?
Monday, February 18, 2019
With the ever-evolving world of technology and employee’s needs, creating a modern workplace is designed to keep up with the millennial demand for a more flexible way of working.
Introducing the Modern Workplace
A modern workplace isn’t just a business implementing the latest technologies but transforming their internal systems and business practices by improving the way they interact with customers, partners and employees. By noticing and identifying the gaps in today’s working environment, Microsoft recognised that they could provide a complete, intelligent solution including Office 365, Windows 10 Security and Enterprise Mobility + Security that empowers everyone to work together securely.
That’s right, we’re talking about Microsoft 365. With Microsoft 365, SMBs can deploy a more mobile, collaborative working environment that is both productive and secure – without incurring the complications and costs of purchasing the solutions separately.
How Can a Modern Workplace Help Your Customers?
So, now that we’ve established what a modern workplace is – how can it help your customers? We’ve grouped together a scenarios and how Microsoft 365 and modern workplace thinking can help with this:
Scenario 1: Reduce their security risk
Microsoft 365 Business is made up of all the security features of Windows 10 Pro – including Windows Defender Management controls, which allow your customers to manage their security controls within one product. This gives your customers peace of mind with a consistent set of security settings for their business.
Scenario 2: Protect their data and devices
Microsoft 365 is built with enterprise-grade security in mind, but at a price that your customers can afford. Each user will automatically receive all the latest security updates from Office 365 and Windows 10, ensuring their business data is protected across devices, against every new threat.
Scenario 3: Stay productive on the go
For customers with remote workers, their employees will need to be able to work collaboratively – even on the go. SharePoint team sites provides a set of tools integral for collaboration, including (via Outlook) a group calendar, a planner for task management, and a group inbox. With this feature in Microsoft 365 – your customers can effectively run a business from wherever they may be working.
Scenario 4: Stay connected, even offline
Microsoft 365 keeps your customers team in touch and productive whilst on the go, on any device – and can even auto-sync after working offline on a laptop. If one of your customers employees is boarding a plane for a business meeting
Scenario 5: Sync files automatically
Working on the go means being able to work across multiple devices whilst doing day to day activities such as waiting for appointments, commuting or working from home. That’s why thanks to OneDrive, files stay synced so employees have access to the latest version of each document, no matter where they are.
Scenario 6: Get up and running fast
Deploying and managing users, devices and apps on Microsoft 365 is simple and straightforward. Your customers won’t be heavily relying on you to deploy everything for them as no IT expertise is needed. A single admin console gives the administrator control over who can access what data within their business, and the administrator can add or remove user accounts within minutes.
So, is a modern workplace the right thing for you and your customers? For more information on Microsoft 365 and the different bundles available to you, contact your account manager on 0333 332 0888 or download our free, branded materials from our Giacom Academy.