Digital technology has already helped to shape a new culture of work – from cubicles and silos to collaborative workspaces; from rigid hierarchies to more openness, flexibility and inclusion; from individual achievement to team work and shared success; from limited data to boundless information. With the competitive stakes getting higher, organisations need to be more creative ...

Last week marked the second anniversary of the worldwide launch of Microsoft Teams.  Over this period, and as stated in a recent blog post, Teams has emerged as the platform for workplace communications, collaboration and workflow efficiency. To mark it’s second birthday, Microsoft have released updated statistics on Teams usage. As shown below, more than 500,000 organisatio ...

Microsoft Teams is rapidly emerging as the platform for workplace communications, collaboration and workflow efficiency, but is your organisation leveraging its full potential? In a recent blog post, Microsoft shared the ten latest Teams integrations for working smarter, including integrations for customer feedback, employee polls, workflow and project management, automation, ...

In preparation for the North American SharePoint Conference 2019 taking place in Las Vegas May 21-23, Microsoft are running a series of SharePoint webinars covering the following topics: February 27, 2019 at 8am PT: Share and work together with confidence inside and outside your organisation. March 6, 2019 at 8am PT: Employee engagement across your intelligent intranet. Ma ...

With the continuing burden of e-mail overload and the rapid growth of mobile working, multi-function communication platforms, such as Microsoft Teams, have become essential for a modern workplace to operate efficiently and effectively. Managing an organisation-wide collaborative platform, however, is no easy task. Strong governance should be in place to contain sprawl, secure ...

  Digital transformation and the optimal use of modern IT are prerequisites for companies wishing to compete in today’s fast-moving business environment. For public sector organisations, leveraging the full potential of digital technology has become mission critical to delivering quality services in an era of tight budgets.    Used effectively, the modern desktop with Microso ...

Microsoft Teams is rapidly emerging as the world's most popular enterprise level 'hub for teamwork'. According to a recent survey of 901 organisations by the IT community Spiceworks, 21 percent of respondents use Microsoft Teams versus 15 percent for Slack. Skype for Business is the most popular chat app, with 44 percent of organisations using it. In a blog post earlier this ...

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 ...