Fuse is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, based in Northampton. We help organisations of all sizes to maximise IT efficiencies through the use of Microsoft cloud computing solutions.
Get Your Team More Productive For Remote Working – Fuse's Top Tools
Coronavirus has transformed our lives, with the world of work now totally unrecognisable. Teams who had never worked remotely just three months ago now find themselves struggling to stay on top of things in their new home office environments.
Working from home doesn't have to mean a loss of productivity, though. No matter what the future holds, it seems likely that working from home is here to stay. Fortunately, Fuse has a number of handy tools which can keep your workers productive when far from the office.
1) Microsoft Teams
When working from home, it's easy to feel isolated. That's why maintaining strong relationships with your co-workers is more important than ever.
Microsoft Teams is a cloud-based communication tool that will keep your department connected. Collaboration remains strong thanks to group chats, while Microsoft's cutting-edge security suite ensures that your virtual meetings stay secure.
Regular group chats, via phone or video call, are one of the most important weapons in your arsenal. They're a great way to boost morale, as well as making sure that workers are on the same page when it comes to projects. Finally, they allow the next best thing to face to face communication - essential in these trying times.
2) Office 365
Another essential tool from Microsoft, Office 365 helps everyone stay efficient. Workers enjoy full access to the Office suite, no matter where they are.
Microsoft Office 365 turns Office into a cloud-based service, making things far more accessible to remote workers. It's also packed with collaboration tools that allow group projects to continue at a distance.
3) Device as a Service and/or Remote Desktop
The pandemic took everyone by surprise, and businesses have been left scrambling to cover unexpected costs. This could mean that giving workers new, modern hardware to work from home is unfeasible in many cases.
Two potential solutions for this are (1) changing the way in which you pay for end-user hardware – using the Device as a Service model. Or (2) leveraging Microsoft’s new cloud-based Remote Desktop solution “Windows Virtual Desktop”.
Device as a Service provides a cost-effective alternative. Rather than shelling out for expensive hardware and compatible software, you can use a leasing model. This gives your workers access to the up-to-date tools they need, without requiring an expensive initial outlay.
The Device as a Service model sees you paying a leasing fee on a monthly basis. Find the package that fits your needs, and ensure everyone can keep up.
With Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), end user devices are less important. They effectively just need the power and resources to connect to another machine, hosted in the cloud. This has many advantages beyond productivity, including scalability, security, control and cost-savings. Contact us to find out more.
4) Managed IT services
As well as providing the physical tools you need, Fuse can step in to help the transition to the home office with managed IT services. Small businesses may not have considered this option before; that's why we use a per user, per month pricing model. This keeps your costs down, while ensuring productivity remains high.
Find Out More
With managed IT services, you can ensure that the whole team has the right equipment and software, knows how it works, and is using it effectively. To find out more, please call 01604 797979 today.
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