Launched two years ago, Microsoft 365 provides an integrated set of apps and services designed to help organisations transform workplace collaboration, streamline business processes and protect critical information. Sitting at the centre of M365 is Microsoft Teams, the hub for teamwork combining chat, video meetings, calling and files into a single, integrated app. Recently ...

Tomorrow evening we will be hosting the second of our Leading Digital Forums. The topic being discussed is overcoming the barriers and obstacles to successful transformation. Dr. Jim Hamill, Strathclyde Business School, will present a short summary of recent research findings covering best-practice digital leadership, with a specific focus on overcoming the barriers to change ...

As we approach a post-Brexit world, urgent action is required to address the UK's productivity problem. There are two main ways of improving this.  We could all work longer hours and harder OR we can leverage the full potential of emerging technologies for building Modern Intelligent Workplaces, rethinking ‘the way things are done around here’, breaking free from the limits i ...

As we prepare for our end of October Change Leaders Forum with Microsoft, Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace, a new podcast from McKinsey argues that successful digital supported change programmes require executives to apply equal discipline and rigour to the hard and soft elements that matter. The main soft issues are organisation, people and culture. The podcast is ...

Forrester’s annual Wave reports for ECM Content Platforms and Cloud Content Platforms has placed Microsoft 365 consistently in the "Leaders" position stating that “Microsoft leads the pack with its global scale and support for the full content lifecycle” with M365 being “the best fit for companies that want a single source of cloud content services”. The reports conclude that ...

As stated in previous blog posts, Microsoft is positioning Teams as the enterprise hub for teamwork and collaboration combining chat, video meetings, calling and files into a single, integrated app. Used by over 13 million people worldwide, effective use of Teams has become critical for empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace. The video below presents a short overview of ...

Our Change Leaders Forum ‘Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace’ takes place on the 30th of October. The Forum will examine the issues and challenges facing public and private sector organisations in building Modern Intelligent Workplaces, the progress being made benchmarked against accepted best practice, barriers to be overcome, with highly practical advice for ‘gettin ...

Twenty-five questions to help you assess whether there is a need for change within your organisation. To what extent do you agree/disagree with the following? Our organisation is too hierarchical, bureaucratic and controlling. Excessive use of email has become a major productivity buster. We have too many pointless meetings to attend. Major scope for productivity improve ...

With evidence of a more forward thinking approach being adopted by central and local government towards Office 365 and the cloud (see Government Pushes O365 and the Cloud for Public Sector Organisations), Microsoft have released a new White Paper addressing common security and isolation concerns pertinent to worldwide public sector organisations.  The paper also explores the t ...

Our previous post promoting the Bridgeall/Microsoft Change Leaders Forum: Empowering the Modern Intelligent Workplace highlighted the ongoing problem with low productivity in the UK when benchmarked against our international competitors. Two new research studies have identified poor technology as a major contributing factor. According to a large-scale survey by Opinium Resear ...