Microsoft Teams Collaboration Platform

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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The entrust IT Group are Attending This Years ISBA Conference!

Entrust IT Group is thrilled to be a part of the 150 professional advisers/companies attending this year’s ISBA (Independent Schools and Bursars Association) conference, we’re delighted to be going and are excited to speak with Head-Teachers and Bursars alike. As one of The ISBA’s ‘preferred suppliers’ we are keen to show our commitment and excellence to the Independent School sector, and what better way to do so than face to face.

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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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Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop... Why it's Time to Upgrade

Despite support for windows 7 ending in January 2020, over 100 million computers still run this increasingly outdated operating system. In addition to not having access to the full Microsoft Office roster, those that still use outdated versions of Windows are currently at risk of bugs, faults, and cyber-attacks! Fortunately, Microsoft now offer Windows Virtual Desktop, an exciting IT environment designed to solve common business problems, especially useful for businesses reliant on legacy apps.

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The Microsoft 365 Secret Catching People Out

Since its creation in 2011, Microsoft 365 has become the go-to productivity suite amassing over 250 million average monthly users in 2021. Microsoft 365 became critical for many companies as they navigated through the pandemic. During a time when people have never felt more separated, Microsoft 365 brought them together and gave people the tools to collaborate, communicate and feel connected once again, even when miles apart. Post pandemic, more businesses than ever are looking to join the millions by also adopting Microsoft 365, and for good reason.

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Three Challenges Independent Schools Will Face in 2022

The last two years have been a challenging time for all schools, the sudden need to have a flexible workforce and a large online presence doesn’t come without its challenges, especially when your ‘workforce’ isn’t just employees it’s also hundreds of students all requiring an all-encompassing online workplace. Whilst it seems highly unlikely independent schools will have to close their doors again it’s clear that covid-19 has left a shadow of changes that are here to stay.

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How technology has helped us navigate a pandemic

The world has changed immeasurably in just a few months. The COVID-19 pandemic caught us all by surprise. No government, business, or individual was truly prepared for the disruption we have experienced throughout 2020.

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Introducing Go Integrator: The integration tool linking your telephony and CRM platforms.

It’s a tedious process. You make an important call, one that requires notes to be logged afterwards. The call completes and then you must spend precious minutes logging that call in your CRM software and taking down notes from it. It’s so tedious, in fact, that many forego it entirely – leaving gaps in your data.

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Windows Virtual Desktop: The answer to all your legacy application problems!

It seems these days that all we hear about is the Cloud. Cloud computing is the way to do business so they say. However, the reality is that there are still a vast number of companies that are completely reliant on older legacy applications in order to run their business and to handle day-to-day tasks.

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How you can ALWAYS have the latest and greatest from Microsoft

For a business in the present day, the productivity of its workforce revolves around a basic office suite. However, this is not enough for the modern workforce, as they come with a new desire for a different way of working… a way that is more mobile. Microsoft recognised this and updated Office 365 to enable users to conduct work from almost anywhere, on a wide variety of devices, from computers to smartphones and tablets. Are you interested in learning more about Office 365? Read more about the commonly-held business problems that it solves here >>

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