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As the world of technology rapidly evolves, we face changes on many different levels of life. The traditional model of working has shifted into something new and our workplace is no longer a desk and an office, if we don’t want it to be.

As organizations around the world adapt to the new normal of remote working and a post-pandemic world, Microsoft Modern Workplace has stepped into the fore and become a core component of the future workplace.

Technology not only improves the way we work, it offers higher standards of productivity and increases satisfaction of employees, and offers businesses a competitive edge like never before.

If your business doesn’t know what a modern workplace looks like, there are many benefits to take on board, and the expert advice of a Microsoft consultant can help you to roadmap your adoption of this exciting technology.

What is the Microsoft Modern Workplace?

At its core, Microsoft’s Modern Workplace is a new way of working that uses cloud-based Microsoft 365 tools and services, creating an agile workplace that evolves as your company grows. Essentially the new-look Office 365, Microsoft has taken things a step further to add increased flexibility and layers of security that offers business owners confidence their remote working setups are secure and their employees can be productive, without posing a security risk.

Microsoft Modern Workplace ticks all the boxes for businesses to stay agile, improving features to encourage productivity and collaboration, and increaseing user satisfaction, all while providing secure office software. Cybersecurity attacks have increased exponentially over the last few years, as more employees worked from home during the global pandemic, there has been an urgent need to ensure remote and virtual teams are protected.

Employees working remotely need to access files easily, sometimes on multiple devices, which increases the risk of cyber threats. Microsoft 365 includes a raft of tools with encryption, from SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, and Office 365. Microsoft Intune integrates with Azure Active Directory that helps business administrators better control over who has access and what they can access on business networks.

How much Microsoft’s Modern Workplace can do for your business depends on the plan you opt for, which include Business and Enterprise. It’s important to ensure configuration is done correctly, to get the most from the security features. This is when the services of Microsoft solutions experts are invaluable, as they can support and assist with the planning, adoption, and leveraging of the software, to ensure you get the most of your investment.

Why does my business need Microsoft’s Modern Workplace?

The nature of work has changed forever. As businesses consider their future, acknowledging the needs and demands of their workforce is critical to ensuring growth and success. Almost 90% of employees have indicated they aren’t interested in the traditional 9-5 office work model and would like to embrace a hybrid remote working model.

Central to realizing this future is adoption of the modern workplace. Today, employees can be scattered across towns, states, or countries. There is nothing to prevent a modern company from powering into the future with the modern tools available.

While enhancing communication, collaboration, and productivity from anywhere in the world, Microsoft’s Modern Workplace offers significant cost savings to businesses as well. Closing down physical office space, and reducing reliance and maintenance of physical hardware, frees up revenue that can be reinvested into the business in more innovative ways. Your business has a competitive advantage while staying productive and safe against potential security threats.

Enhanced security features

Microsoft’s security features only allow authorized users to access your IT environment. Microsoft 365 includes features such as:

  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Microsoft Information Protection
  • Defender for Cloud Apps
  • Defender for O365
  • Defender for Identity
  • Azure Password Protection.

Another important security feature is multi-factor authentication to provide that extra protection for your critical business data. This increases your security posture and defends against cyberthreats, protecting your email, data, and devices from malware, data breaches, and phishing attacks.

Scalable and flexible

If your business can’t keep up with the constantly evolving changes technology presents, then it can be left behind. Microsoft has enabled all the aspects of a modern, scalable workplace, coupled with the flexible subscription levels to ensure you are only paying for what you use. If things change and you need to scale up for a particular project, or add on more employees, Microsoft Modern Workplace doesn’t skip a beat in scaling with your business.

Empowering collaboration and communication

Having your data stored in the cloud can make your files and data easily accessible and shareable among various devices, communities, and teams. Plus, you can seamlessly transition between tools like instant messaging to file sharing or video calls.

Microsoft 365 and Modern Workplace offers a user-friendly interface, allowing your teams to find all their work needs in one centralized space. This guarantees employee collaboration, which results in higher productivity, and accelerated business achievements.

Organizations are looking for ways to be productive and competitive in today’s rapidly evolving business world and the team at PWR Technologies can help you to reach those goals. Leverage our status as a Microsoft Partner and take your business into the future with digital transformation strategies and tools that will leave the others behind.

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