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Why Teams is Now The Go-To Collaboration Platform

By the end of 2019, Microsoft Teams had amassed an impressive 20 million active monthly users, and cloud communication programmes were steadily becoming more common within businesses day-to-day. Fast forward to today and Teams now has an astounding 270 million active users, that’s almost 14 times more users in less than 3 years. A key element of Teams' recent success will undoubtedly be owed to the recent pandemic that caused countless businesses to expand their online workforce, which in turn required them to adopt a well-rounded collaboration platform such as Microsoft Teams.

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Stories From the Pandemic... What Have we Learned?

As businesses across the country closed their doors in March 2020, it quickly became clear no Government, business, or individual was truly prepared for the disruption Covid would cause. Businesses and individuals found themselves facing a frightening and confusing time, having to pivot and adjust to the continually changing landscape Covid brought. Whilst Covid was the killer of many businesses, for some, this economic pause allowed for time to reflect on business goals, and many found ways to take advantage of these unique needs brought on by the pandemic.

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5 Challenges Independent Schools Have Told us They're Facing

Many Independent schools started the new year with a spirit of optimism. It seems the pandemics' constantly changing economic effects are drawing to an end and some schools have found they are seeing higher demand than ever, with a lot of new interest from affluent “first-time buyers”. With this said, it’s too early to say that independent schools are ‘in the clear'. As one of our primary sectors, we’ve had the chance to partner with multiple independent schools, working with them to, consult, plan, and execute overhauls to their IT infrastructure. Doing so has given us the opportunity to learn first-hand what challenges independent schools are facing.

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How to Collaborate Effectively with a Remote Workforce

A Study conducted by Owl Labs has found 84% of UK businesses are planning on having a hybrid/remote workforce, this confirms the remote wave brought on by the pandemic is here to stay and therefore the need to collaborate effectively remotely will be imperative to your business’ success.

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Seven secret Microsoft 365 productivity hacks you need to know.

You’ve probably heard the famous phrase: “Work smarter… not harder”.

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Microsoft 365 developments to get excited about

On 21st April 2020, in what they describe as a “natural evolution”, Microsoft completed the rebrand of the hugely popular Office 365 service. In a modest change, the suite drops the word ‘Office’ in favour of ‘Microsoft’ – becoming Microsoft 365.

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Zoom vs Microsoft Teams: What is best for your business?

Video conferencing and workplace collaboration platforms have hit new highs in recent months due to new working from home policies, social distancing and government lockdowns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, it was reported that video conferencing apps saw a record 62M downloads during one week in March. While they are hitting new highs, the debate we are finding business owners and senior management having is no longer between Skype for Business and Cisco but rather Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

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5 tips for managing a remote workforce during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond

Lockdown is now in place across the UK in the hope that it will help ‘flatten the curve’ of the coronavirus spread. Because of this, employees who are not key workers should now be working from home if they can. Studies suggest this may not be as problematic as it seems. In fact, according to research, the productivity increase among remote workers can be equivalent to an extra day per person per week!

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Microsoft Teams: Keeping you working through the coronavirus pandemic

Over the last few weeks, COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) has grown into a global pandemic, impacting millions across the world. As a result, organisations are being advised to adopt home working strategies to help prevent the spread of the disease. Although some businesses find remote working a challenge, how can you keep doing business remotely?

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