The workplace has fundamentally shifted. For over eighteen months, remote work became the default way to work. Today, organizations recognize the importance of a mix of remote work and office work for their employees, known as the hybrid workplace. Amidst the transition to this new form of the workplace, six elements need to be considered: security, cloud, Microsoft Teams, Teams Rooms, and Teams Voice.
When it comes to the hybrid workplace, security is of utmost importance. Security is a constant balance between proactive and reactive defenses; prevention and detection need to be optimized. With some employees working at home and others working in the office, the protection of data and infrastructure needs to be prioritized. Microsoft Security Essentials can provide real-time protection for organizations and can guard against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Additionally, a combination between Azure Sentinel and Azure Firewall can help detect threats and leverage AI-assisted investigation capabilities. SysGen offers a managed security service that provides a comprehensive three-pillar approach to security: people, policy, and technology.
Optimizing your cloud infrastructure while transitioning to hybrid work is imperative. With SysGen Atmosphere, hybrid work is seamless. Employees can access company data from any device in any location, and information is continuously backed up. Organizations can scale storage capacity according to their needs, meaning you will only pay for what you need. Employees can also use Microsoft’s SharePoint and OneDrive to store company data. Documents can be worked on simultaneously through OneDrive and a mobile, intelligent intranet can be created through SharePoint to share information easily.
Microsoft Teams has been pivotal to the transition to remote work. The collaborative software allows employees to communicate, share data, collaborate on multiple projects, and participate in virtual meetings and events. It is an essential part of the new hybrid workplace and is an integral part of communication within organizations. Microsoft Teams allows employees in organizations to access other applications within Teams, such as SharePoint, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Collaboration apps such as Microsoft Whiteboard and Forms are only a click away within Teams for users to use.
Through Teams Voice, organizations obtain a secure, reliable, and high-quality call. Employees can easily connect with their team members across multiple locations and devices with one application: Microsoft Teams. For example, using a desktop phone with the Microsoft Teams’ user interface provides superior voice calling and hands-free conferencing to get a consistent user experience.
Using Teams Rooms, organizations can connect people across the hybrid workplace seamlessly. Remote users can experience an inclusive virtual boardroom experience using hardware such as dynamic screens, cameras, and audio that will elevate the in-person and digital experience. Employee and user engagement in organizations is guaranteed through Teams Rooms.
Remote Work is Here to Stay
It’s been proven over the past eighteen months that remote work, works. While heading back to the office is important for comradery, creativity, productivity, and company culture, remote work has its benefits too. Melding the two for a dynamic and flexible work experience is what employees will look for in their employers, and ensuring the appropriate technology is in place to facilitate this is imperative.
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