What Are the Key Features of a Modern Workplace?
A modern workplace is one that is geared to do all of these things and much more. What do they do differently and how does technology play a part?
Many businesses strive to be a “modern workplace.” The most talented employees want to work for a modern company that has character and presents a challenge. Vendors want to do business with companies that are best equipped to advance their products and services. Customers want to buy from companies that are unique and vibrant and able to quickly respond to issues.
They work toward a clear, common goal – Teamwork is critical to solving problems, collaborating with customers, and creating a culture of inclusion where all ideas matter. Your employees are equipped to accomplish goals. These could be sales goals, improving a key metric, or being the best at delivering your products and services.This is accomplished through communication. A modern workplace gives their employees the ability to seamlessly communicate and collaborate with each other and with customers. Technology keeps your teams laser focused on their goals and the more they accomplish, the closer to success you will be.
They are flexible – For many businesses, work hours aren’t restricted to when the office is open. In fact, for some businesses and employees, the office is always open. The modern workplace is one that is always open. A business that is always open requires secure, agile technology that is always on. Documents need to be always available, communication should be easy, your applications need to be accessible anywhere and any time.
They approach technology as an expenditure, not a capital expense – When you invest in technology and capitalize it, the thought is to get the most out of it that you possibly can. This leads to your business using computers, tablets, software long past when they need to be replaced. Also, the amount of money and resources that companies devote to technology is a deterrent to upgrading in the first place. Modern workplaces avoid all of this when they partner with a modern managed services provider that can use the cloud to deliver the exact technology needed, exactly when they need it. This turns all technology costs into easily budgetable expenses, much like an IT utility bill.
How SBT Partners is the Managed Services Provider That Will Help You Take The Next Step
Some people see IT as a means to an end, others see it as a necessary evil. Regardless of where you are on the spectrum, your business can’t function without technology.
Before you try to handle everything yourself, consider a modern managed services provider like SBT. We have helped businesses just like yours solve all of their worst technology issues and keep costs in line. We are here for all of your IT challenges:
- Outdated technology and tools
- Lax or nonexistent data backup procedures
- Poor security that misses spam and malware
- No way to archive emails
- No internet best practices and ransomware awareness training for employees
- Unsecured file sharing
- Different solutions for files, meetings, surveys, and planning
- Unsecured chat and internal communications
- Your handle credit card payments but are not sure if you are PCI compliant
- No ability to collaborate in real-time with customers and vendors
- You still use some version of Office 2010, which is nearing its end of life in October 2020
- No management of updates or equipment warranties
The good news is that none of these issues are unsolvable, especially with a modern MSP like SBT Partners in your corner. With SBT, not only do you get an experienced and knowledgeable service that can help you solve any of the above pain points, you gain a trusted IT partnership that will guide your IT decisions so you never experience a pain point again. A true IT partnership is one that anticipates needs, solves problems before they get out of hand, and provides the tools needed to get the job done, whatever that job is. Customers want to work with someone who has their best interest in mind and who is dedicated to providing them what they need, not just selling them what provides the biggest profit margin.
Are you ready for today’s modern workplace? Reach out to SBT today for a free assessment.