• Mark Haverty

Remote Working with Microsoft Teams

The outbreak and rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having immediate and long-lasting implications for society and businesses of all sizes across the globe. Whilst the top priority for organisations is the health and safety of their employees, business leaders must make rapid, well-informed decisions then take immediate actions to minimise the impact to their organisations and maintain business continuity.

Smart and effective use of technology can play a vital role in reducing the impact of COVID-19 for organisations helping their workforce stay productive when they’re not able to physically be in the office.

At ImageFast, we are approached by an increasing number of organisations looking to understand the technology landscape and their options for implementing a digital workplace to enable flexible remote working options for their employees with minimal impact to their businesses

5-Steps to Digital Workplace Enablement

Organisations must act quickly to minimise disruption to business operations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Deferring or delaying action will have an immediate negative impact for businesses. The following 5-step approach will help organisations rapidly deploy a scalable digital workplace for to facilitate remote working for their employees.

  • Within 24 Hours - Analyse and assess the state of your current technology landscape and end-user requirements for effective remote working

  • Within 72 Hours - Identify existing technologies that can be used alongside new technologies required to facilitate a digital workplace strategy.

  • Within 5 Days - Develop a strategy and change management plan including leadership communication to encourage employees to adopt technologies that support remote working

  • Within 2 Weeks - Rapidly implement and scale your collaboration capabilities as well as your workforce engagement plans for a digital workplace

  • Within 3 Weeks - Start rolling out your digital workplace to your workforce backed up with a clear vision for use from senior leadership with support and guidance from IT and operations teams

Digital Workplace Enablement with Microsoft and ImageFast

With over 20 years delivering business solutions built on Microsoft technologies, most recently on the Office 365 platform, we’ve seen a significant increase in the uptake of Microsoft Teams to deliver organisational collaboration as part of a broader digital workplace strategy.

The impact of COVID-19 has seen the usage of Microsoft Teams increase by 500 percent since the outbreak of the virus as organisations look to provide remote working options for their employees. In response, Microsoft are now offering the premium features of Teams as part of an Office 365 E1 subscription free-of-charge for six months and at ImageFast we want to help organisations leverage its full potential.

We are offering to help get you started with Microsoft Teams with a free implementation workshop, delivered remotely using Microsoft Teams.

Click here to view our guide to digital workplace enablement to learn more and schedule your free workshop.

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