Have you ever been on a video call only to discover that your internet connection is causing issues and disrupting the flow?
As we begin a new year we know it’s going to be another challenging one. So what greater way to start than with a clear strategy for the months ahead?
If you are taking data seriously in your business, you’ll have a robust constant backup process, that stores multiple copies of all your data safely and securely in the cloud.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in the news a lot over the last few years. A ground-breaking EU privacy framework, it has empowered individuals across the European Union to use technology freely and safely with much reduced risk.
2020 isn’t over yet, but one thing’s for sure: it has definitely been the year of Microsoft Teams. Even before the COVID-19 outbreak the platform was enjoying healthy growth, but its popularity soared when millions of people were forced to work from home back in the spring.
For many businesses coming through the COVID era, it’ll be a wakeup call for them to start making their digital transformation, if they have not already started doing so. But what is digital transformation?
Like many small and medium businesses, you’re probably starting to explore cloud-based solutions like Office 365 (renamed Microsoft 365 earlier this year – read more here.)
As the world reopens, it is apparent that many businesses are not only reluctant to revert fully to pre-COVID operations but also staff polls have shown a preference for flexible working. It looks like working remotely is here to stay.
It will come as no surprise that global spend on cloud technology is going to be much higher this year compared to previous years. Businesses globally have had to adapt to a world where remote working is more of a necessity than a flexible alternative, and things aren’t likely to change soon.
Gone are the days of being chained to a particular desk or office space; the world has been accelerated into an era of flexible and remote working thanks to COVID-19.
The days of an intranet based on SharePoint being an unwieldy beast sitting on an on-premise server are rapidly becoming a thing of past. Gone are the days of the old admin heavy sites with a rigid, basic looking interface.
The COVID-19 lockdown has forced a shift in habit for millions of businesses, accelerating them into a flexible working era that, prior to the pandemic, seemed quite a way off. In this new era of working from home, businesses of all types have been forced to embrace remote working practices and solutions; enter online meetings.
Working from home is now the new ‘normal’. Businesses able to do so have transitioned to remote working and, with no clear indication on the expected length of the COVID-19 lockdown, are getting comfortable; establishing remote routines, revising business strategies and implementing appropriate solutions to enable their employees to work from home efficiently.
The Irish lockdown is moving swiftly towards its second month and, with no clear indication on when things might return to ‘normal’, businesses are settling into remote working for the long haul. No company was prepared for Covid-19, and many have already suffered major losses as a result of it. But it’s not too late to make sure your business, whether it’s a start up, SMB or enterprise, is protected against the repercussions of the Covid-19 crisis.
Microsoft Teams is a business collaboration platform for the 21st century. A place to meet and discuss ideas with colleagues, customers & partners using: