Used effectively, Microsoft collaboration solutions can help your organisation work better, more efficiently and effectively, through the seamless integration of hardware, apps and communication tools. This includes Microsoft Surface, Teams, Office 365 and Surface Hub – see previous posts in this series Digital Workplaces. In this post, we examine how to leverage the full poten ...

A previous blog post, Making Teamwork Work, discussed the key challenges facing organisations in helping people work together effectively - changing workers, changing lifestyles, dispersed teams, complex hierarchies. In this follow-up post, we examine how Microsoft collaboration solutions can help your organisation work better, more efficiently and effectively, through the seam ...

In recent blog posts, we argued the case for Digital Workplaces. Organisations that adopt a digital first culture, combined with strong digital leadership, can break free from the limits imposed by outdated systems and outdated management thinking. Embedding technology at the core of everything the organisation does will result in a more collaborative, cost efficient, agile, r ...

Microsoft has announced that its SharePoint software will be made available on Mixed Reality headsets with the creation of SharePoint Spaces - an “immersive environment for data manipulation and visualization”. The company hopes that by bringing SharePoint into the virtual reality world, businesses will use it for on-boarding new employees, training courses and product develop ...

A recent article on the InfoQ web site summarised the current state-of-play in relation to digital transformation in the oil and gas industry. A new wave of disruptive technologies are transforming the industry including the cloud, social media, sensors, mobility, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, big data and analytics. Core business processes are being re-platformed ...

In a recent blog post, we used tag clouds to highlight the main differences between pre-digital and digital workplaces. Many organisations (probably the majority) remain stuck in a pre-digital time warp with hierarchy, bureaucracy, legacy technology, legacy management thinking, siloes, red tape and a control mentality fossilising old practices, processes and employee thinking. ...

In the third and final post summarising the recent Microsoft/LBS research report on digital workplaces, we cover the positive benefits in terms of talent acquisition and retention. The previous two posts highlighted benefits in relation to higher productivity, creativity and collaboration. Transform to Win the Talent War Based on a detailed study of 20,000 employees working i ...

As discussed in previous blog posts, Microsoft Azure has become the world’s #1 Cloud Services Platform for corporate customers offering more cloud innovation and driving more business value than the competition. A leader in Gartner’s Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant for the fourth consecutive year, more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies now use Mi ...

As reported here, recent research by Microsoft, in association with London Business School, identified three major benefits of digital workplaces defined as organisations making full use of modern technologies combined with strong digital leadership and digital cultures – higher productivity; creativity and collaboration; talent recruitment and retention. Our previous post rep ...

Previous posts in this series have covered A Quick Overview of Azure, Azure Planning Pays, Agreeing Business Objectives, Azure Option Evaluation. In this post, we examine key considerations in your migration to the cloud. A Staged Approach Given the range of options available, as outlined in our previous post, an incremental, staged approach to cloud migration can be adopted ...