Has your business recently transitioned from an all in-person staff to one that works primarily remote due to the coronavirus? If so, you are most certainly not alone. In recent posts, we have discussed how many companies are shifting toward a mainly remote workforce with employees scattered throughout the region. We have also examined how to deal with this phenomenon. Today, we are taking a closer look at how Microsoft Office 365 can help empower your remote business during this time of change.
Remote Work Historically & Today
In the not-too-distant-past, many companies offered remote work to save on office space, find top candidates who live further away and were unable (or unwilling) to relocate, and to help accommodate work-life balance for those who have long commutes or unique family situations. Today, businesses large and small are dependent on remote capabilities to keep their company running smoothly during this global health crisis. Microsoft 365 has the capabilities to empower your workers to work remotely. Let’s take a look at how this happens.
3 Key Ways 365 Facilitates Remote Work
Microsoft 365 allows team members and clients to connect, share, and collaborate on projects and data in a secure fashion.
Connect with 365
Microsoft Teams is a hub for team collaboration in Microsoft 365 that integrates the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and efficient. You’ve probably heard of Zoom and Google Meet. This is the Microsoft 365 version that many will agree is an easier one to use. For instance, Microsoft Teams allows for users to instantly go from group chat to video call with the touch of a button. It also allows for users to securely connect, access, share, and coauthor files in real time while staying organized by keeping notes, documents, and a mutual calendar together. In short, everything you need is in one place.
Store and Share with 365
If the Teams aspect of Microsoft 365 seems easy to use, then you are going to love the storage and share capabilities with this as well. Users, both within your company and outside of it, can store business documents in the cloud and share them securely. This makes it easy to share with remote workers as well as clients who may want to access data as you connect with them through Teams.
Collaborate with 365
Microsoft 365 allows not only virtual meetings and access to shared data, but also a means to invite employees and customers to a team so you can work directly with them – coordinating and collaborating in one place. This is more important than ever now that both your team members and clients or customers could be in multiple locations. Seamless collaboration and sharing of information is needed now, more than ever.
A Word On Security
Microsoft 365 uses multi-factor authentication to protect your data and devices.It ensures that your devices are secure and up-to-date on protections from internal and external threats. If your office uses or is considering using Microsoft 365 and you need assistance with training your employees and clients on how to fully use all the features of this platform talk to our team at Spectra Networks. We can help you unlock all the tools that can help your business continue to run smoothly even through these trying times.