The need to effectively collaborate has never been more important. In fact, recent research suggests 86% of employees and executives cite the lack of collaboration as the reason for failures within the workplace.
You don’t need us to tell you that the year 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic was a turning point for businesses and a period of time where collaboration was crucial to businesses surviving and thriving during what was arguably the most challenging period in modern times.
However, although the pandemic appears to have subsided, the changes implemented during 2020 have remained. Remote working, which for the majority of businesses was implemented within a matter of days, also doesn’t appear to be going anywhere and the mandatory office days of 9am till 5pm, five days a week, seem to be resigned to the history books.
In fact, 74% of work professionals expect remote working to become standard and normal within workplaces, again making the need for effective collaboration vital for businesses adopting a remote working strategy.
Arguably the leaders in effective collaboration, Microsoft has a range of products to help any business of any size. The most renowned package is probably Microsoft 365 which contains all the traditional favourites such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
However, with the latest Microsoft 365 packages you get so much more then the traditional applications businesses know and love. Instead, it can come equipped with productivity apps to keep your devices safe and secure and keep your employees productive.
With Microsoft 365 you’ll not only be able to create spreadsheets, present stunning PowerPoints and write word documents you can now also create visually pleasing intranet sites, access your notes from any device, sort through data and present it in an easy-to-understand format and you won’t have to worry about storage as every package comes with 1TB per user.
Not to be pushed aside by the rise in hosted VoIP, Microsoft adapted its Microsoft Teams product to incorporate voice calls and, as a result, Microsoft Teams – Direct Routing was created.
Providing VoIP calls, Direct Routing transforms your Microsoft Teams into a phone system enabling a range of call features to ensure inbound and outbound VoIP calls – it’s an ideal solution for businesses wanting to take steps into the cloud.
If you’d rather deploy a more standard VoIP product our Daisy Hosted Voice solution is a market-leading product perfect for collaboration. It can seamlessly transfer from your desk phone to your mobiles and is easy-to-manage online using our online account management portal, MyAccount.
What’s more, you can add on the DHV Collaborate bolt-on which gives you instant messaging capabilities as well as transforming your DHV product to incorporate video calls and conferences.
With Daisy Comms it’s never been easier to collaborate, communicate and connect. Find out more today!