For Increased Mobility and Integration, Nothing Beats Microsoft Teams
If there was an award for timing, Microsoft Teams would win the all-time award for business software. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses had to send people home to keep them safe, and one of the major concerns was how everyone would stay connected. Videoconferencing was nothing new, but it was something reserved for more formal applications like client meetings or times when a conversation needed to be recorded for a permanent record.
What was missing? When people were back in the office, they had conversations and, believe it or not, some of them were about work. We lost the ability to get up from our desks and have a face-to-face conversation with someone. That was the quickest way to transfer information or come to an understanding. With the transition to remote work, that ability to communicate was gone instantly. Email wasn’t an immediate tool, and voice calls were unreliable.
That was when Microsoft Teams came to the rescue. In November of 2019, Teams had around 20 million daily active users. That number jumped to 44 million active users in March 2020. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Teams has emerged as a premier chat-based workspace and a hub for teamwork and communication. It has connected boardrooms, research teams, and even doctors collaborating on surgeries. And by all indications, this change seems permanent.
Microsoft Teams Is Permanently Transforming How People Work
We find ourselves in an interesting moment not only for business technology, but also for how people communicate and collaborate. Businesses everywhere, including 93 of the Fortune 100 companies, have discovered that Microsoft Teams is an essential tool for teamwork.
Although remote work was originally seen as a panic move to keep people safe, it has evolved into the new normal for many businesses. They’ve found that they can reduce costs and keep employees happier by allowing them to choose their own schedules and have more control over how and when they work. Remote work has never been more important, and it took technology companies like SBT Partners to help businesses realize this ability fully while still keeping them safe from cybercrime.
Microsoft continues to develop Teams and integrate it with other important Microsoft business applications, such as Outlook, seamlessly combining communication and scheduling. Teams allows users to share documents, collaborate securely, and effectively hold meetings as if they were in the office together. New capabilities like offline and low bandwidth support, new devices that are optimized for Teams, and noise-canceling technology mean Teams will be around for a long time as the new way to communicate and collaborate.
It’s Easy To Transition
One of the things the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us is that while the transition to remote work and learning may have been difficult, the effects are permanent. Videoconferencing and communication are more important than ever, and businesses are looking to move from the temporary solutions they were forced to use a year ago. The goal is to integrate a communications platform that is stable, simple to use, and able to communicate with literally thousands of other business applications.
We specialize in replacing your old communication applications with a robust communications tool that allows your organization to get business done more efficiently.
- Slack to Teams migration
- Office 365 migration
- Thorough planning
- Early, consistent collaboration
- Instant ROI
- Security continuity and instant updates
- Consistent communication throughout the process
SBT Partners Is Your Source for Microsoft Teams Support
With SBT, it’s easier than ever to harness the power of Microsoft Teams. As Microsoft Gold Partners, we’re equipped to make a full assessment of your IT environment and integrate powerful communications tools like Microsoft Teams without any major disruption to your business.
It took a life-altering pandemic for people to seriously rethink how we communicate and collaborate. The tools were there, we just needed a reason to use them. While Teams may not be a full replacement for a face-to-face conversation, it is truly the next best thing.
If your business needs to transition from a temporary communication solution to something more secure and permanent, call SBT Partners today. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we specialize in cloud migrations, cyber security, and Microsoft Teams integration. Teams is an important part of a modern workplace, and as our partner, we make sure that your IT roadmap always includes the latest and best communication tools. And best of all, we provide fractional IT so our services fit seamlessly into your existing structure.
Call us today to get started!