The Workplace Is Changing—Do You Have the Technology To Change With It?
Doing business today necessitates technology. What makes 2021 and 2000 different is that your business size and industry both matter. Businesses used to be able to fly under the radar, avoiding expensive IT or getting away with outdated technology, but that world doesn’t exist anymore. To communicate with customers, produce a product, receive payments, and market your company, even the most basic cloud technology needs to be secure and accessible.
This is what the modern workplace solves. A modern workplace is one that doesn’t require enormous amounts of money for the most expensive technology. It simply requires investing in the right technology and embracing cloud computing. It also must:
- Protect you from risk
- Protect your customers from loss
- Be accessible from anywhere
- Be scalable to your needs
- Deliver a more productive experience
- Provide the tools your SMB needs to evolve
The workplaces of today are designed with technology, accessibility, productivity, and security in mind. This is modernization, and it’s appropriate for everything from real estate offices to food trucks. If the Information Age has taught us anything, it’s that technology is a critical advantage for any business. When a company can harness their IT and develop secure systems that make sense, they have a powerful asset that allows them to manage growth much better than businesses that cannot or will not.
The perception that this is all too expensive and complicated is incorrect, because all that’s needed to get on the right path is the right technology partner, an outside expert who informs your decisions, explains options, and develops a modern IT plan that makes sense for your business. The modern digital workplace is defined by choices for your employees. Through the flexibility and security of cloud computing, they have the freedom to work wherever and whenever they want to.
This blog series takes a closer look at the advantages a modern workplace can provide, and how SBT Partners is an important resource that can ensure those advantages.
Everything You Need to Work From Anywhere
A flexible work schedule, dependable management software, and better communication and collaboration tools are how business leaders improve employee engagement and workplace culture. But technology advancements are for more than just convenience.
Over the next few months, we’ll spotlight a few areas where the right modern workplace tools can have the biggest impact on how you do business.
Microsoft Teams—Work Better Together
While most businesses are familiar with Word and Excel, one of the most important tools Microsoft 365 puts at your disposal is Microsoft Teams, a hub for teamwork and modern workplace collaboration. No other productivity solution offers a fully integrated solution that’s as secure as Teams. As more employees choose to work from home or on the go, Teams offers the flexibility they need to connect, share, and collaborate.
Seamless, Real Time Integration With SharePoint and OneDrive
Until recently, working with an internal network was a painstaking and complicated way to work with information. SharePoint is Microsoft’s intranet solution, providing knowledge and content management without the complications and costs of older technology. Depending on a user’s job function, SharePoint can be learned in a day or two, and is seamlessly integrated into existing Microsoft products like Office and Windows.
Advanced Security and Compliance
The importance of cybersecurity is something that cannot be overlooked, and a modern workspace is one that takes security seriously. Not only do you need technology to defend against threats, but you must actively look for risks and identify suspicious activity. Modern security means safe devices for all employees, whether they’re in house or not.
We’re Here To Start a Conversation
Is your SMB overdue for a change? It doesn’t take a deep dive into your technology to determine whether your IT can sustain your business over the next few years. But if cost and knowledge have been the reasons you’re stuck with outdated IT, SBT Partners is here to show you a better way.
Reach out to us for a free IT assessment or speak to an expert right away so we can get started on modernizing your workplace.