Create Conditions For Better Communication
As more employees opt to work from home, there’s a tendency for them to use their own devices to do everything from checking and replying to emails, to writing reports and reviewing sensitive information.
Facilitating their need to stay connected in a way that safeguards company data and assets isn’t as simple as it sounds. The software solutions are out there, but many small and medium businesses (SMBs) lack a strategic direction and struggle to find a single point of information.
Understand Your Clients’ Perspectives
SMBs rarely think about changing their IT stack – particularly when they have industry-specific apps that they use for their business operations. They often make do with a mix of different pieces of software that can become quickly incompatible or obsolete.
Companies that don’t begin looking at viable, safe, and trusted ways of providing the business-critical tools employees need to thrive, could find themselves vulnerable – to competitors and to larger companies able to provide employees with mobility tools they need to do their jobs.
Good Clients: Bad Choices
From a teamwork point-of-view, the ability to communicate and collaborate in real-time, across numerous devices is imperative. Employees will find ways to work around even the most stringent firewalls.
When teams use quick fixes, there is no data control whatsoever. And If client data is shared in this way, businesses could find themselves in breach of GDPR. Productivity can take a dip when software doesn’t deliver too. Often waiting for different platforms, tools, and services to sync can take much longer than expected.
Help SMBs Stay Competitive & Productive
One of the challenges is the slow rate at which many businesses are adopting cloud technologies. Microsoft and partners are trying to change that and demonstrate SMBs can cultivate a team-driven, collaborative culture.
Services like Microsoft 365 offer a range of different tools and applications – from remote access to cloud data storage; all backed by enterprise-level security. Integrated services like Microsoft Teams enhance real-time communication and collaboration, and simplified device setup helps users get up and running more quickly.
Become A Microsoft Partner
SMBs are crying out for knowledgeable IT specialists to provide both the direction and implementation to get ahead in the new world of cloud technology. As a Microsoft Partner, you can significantly grow your revenue by providing these services.
Microsoft Partners are all trusted advisors to their clients as they navigate their paths to digital transformation. Ultimately, when companies have a secure remote way of providing access to all necessary data and can support collaboration; everyone benefits.