Late last year, Microsoft announced that Teams was to become its primary communications platform for organisations, supplanting Skype for Business. A recent announcement confirms that this process is now complete. With 120 million users across 200,000 organisations worldwide, Teams is now the #1 enterprise collaboration tool of choice, getting work done efficiently and effecti ...

Microsoft has announced recent updates to 365 aimed at enhancing teamwork and empowering employees, including a free version of Microsoft Teams and improvements streamlining the management of common tasks and improved data visualisation.  Microsoft Planner capabilities added to SharePoint team sites - allowing team members to easily access and interact with project tasks, whil ...

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 pote ...

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 sea ...

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that adopt a digital first culture, combined with strong digital leadership, can break free from the limits imposed by outdated systems and outdated management thinking.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 ...

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. ...

The need for public sector organisations to transform digitally is now widely accepted. Few senior executives remain to be convinced! With the focus shifting from the WHY to the HOW of transformation, the Accelerating Digital Interactive Forum for Public Sector Leaders will present scenarios covering the public sector workplace of the future. Organised by Microsoft Gold Partn ...

In a recent blog post, we explained the concept of digital workplaces using four tag clouds - Digital Workplaces Explained in Four Tag Clouds. For Bridgeall, a digital workplace is one which leverages the full potential of technology to rethink the way things are done, breaking free from the limits imposed by legacy systems and legacy management thinking. An organisation which ...

Last week marked the first anniversary of the worldwide launch of Teams, Microsoft’s chat-based, meetings, calling and enterprise voice collaboration tool.  Built on the strength of Office 365, and fully integrated with SharePoint, Teams has become a market leader in enterprise collaboration with an estimated 120 million users across 200,000 organisations. This includes SMEs, ...

In our first blog post of 2017, we argued that successful digital transformation requires a combination of technology AND organisational change. Effective use of digital technology and excellence in software development provide the foundations for working differently. The greatest business value is derived, however, when technology is used to support organisational change, tra ...