The Future of Work is now – Working remotely with Office 365
The year 2020 is the year most organizations will re-think their remote work policy and the insfrastruture required to deliver and enable employees work remotely. With the advent of Corona Virus (COVID19) – most organizations with the order from Governments to let employees work from home were caught flat footed.
It may have made sense to ensure your staff all worked in one office or factory in the past; mostly for efficiency reasons. But this way of working has its origins in the age of the Industrial Revolution, and its limitations are becoming apparent as the 4th Industrial Revolution gets well underway.
A new culture of work is emerging. Currently, millennials will make over 50% of the workforce, the World Economic Forum is talking about the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and AI-powered automatization becomes a reality of millions of professionals around the world. According to the ‘The Future of Jobs’ report prepared by a WEF, almost 1 million jobs are in jeopardy. At the same time, 1.74 million new jobs are emerging, but they may be a challenge for both employers and employees, as the new roles require upskilling or reskilling.
The FUTURE OF WORK is now!
A modern workplace with Microsoft 365
With the rise of remote working and virtual distributed teaming, it is more crucial than ever to provide tools that facilitate work, make it intuitive and digitally enabled. At the same time, we all know that tools may be a double-edged sword because when used inappropriately, they can distract and decrease the team’s productivity. Luckily, there is a way to overcome it and to get the right tools that work as a hub for teamwork.
At OCL Learning we are big fans of Microsoft 365 solutions. Combining them with the power of the cloud makes teamwork easy and productive – even when the team members never share an office.
Now let’s look at how technology can accelerate change and how Microsoft 365 addresses the needs of modern workplaces.
The Right Tools
Microsoft Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration Microsoft Teams is the hub for team collaboration in Office 365 that integrates the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective.
AI with Power Automate
Power Automate is a service that helps you create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data, and more. More information: Power Automate docs. You can use your published AI models, as well as some AI Builder prebuilt models in Power Automate
Skype for Business
Skype for Business is enterprise instant messaging software developed by Microsoft as part of the Microsoft Office suite. It is designed for use with the on-premises Skype for Business Server software, and a software as a service version offered as part of Office 365.
Do-it-yourself planning for Office 365
Deploy Office 365 Enterprise for your organization
Are you ready to deploy Office 365 Enterprise, integrate it with your on-premises infrastructure, and enable your employees to take advantage of cloud-based productivity and collaboration?
To plan for Office 365 on your own, step through the planning and design decisions for these areas:
- Your Office 365 tenantIncludes planning for your network connections to the Internet, your Office 365 identities, and integration with apps, on-premises, Azure, and other elements. Start here.
- Support for your clientsIncludes certificate-based authentication, mobile device management, authentication options, and inter-tenant collaboration. Start here.
- Support for hybrid modern authenticationIncludes planning for modern authentication when using hybrid configurations of key Office 365 workloads. Start here.
- Older Office clients and serversIncludes migration information for Office 2007 and Office 2010 client and server products. Start here.
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