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The pandemic has changed the way people view work; employees were thrown into the world of remote working and have learned that it makes them happier and more productive. Many companies are now exploring a mixture of traditional office working and remote working, known as hybrid working.

Advantages of Hybrid Working

With hybrid working, employees can choose to work from home, from the office, or a mix of both. Furthermore, it creates a situation where everyone can work in the place that best suits the task they’re working on.

It has been proven that by creating an ideal working environment employees utilise their time better maximising productivity. They chose to avoid commuting at busy times and avoid traffic jams. They can avoid the interruptions and noise from the office and focus easier.

Hybrid working has also improved retention with fewer people moving jobs if they can work remotely. It also helps with recruitment as people see it as a major advantage to have the choice of working at home and in the office.

Hybrid working will also allow employers to broaden their hiring pool and are not restricted to local areas. Without the restrictions of travel, talented workers can come from anywhere.

Embrace Microsoft 365 Technologies

For successful hybrid working a business will need to use the power of the Cloud to operate a suite of Microsoft 365 technologies, including Microsoft TeamsSharePointBusiness VoiceOffice 365Windows 11 and Enterprise Security, and Azure. It allows your entire team to access everything they need to remain productive from anywhere and on any device.

Communication and Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams and Sharepoint are applications within Microsoft Modern Workplace that allow people to work together. Microsoft Teams bring everything together in a shared workspace. People can chat, meet, share files, and work with business apps. Furthermore, Teammates can work together simultaneously on documents.

You can also add Microsoft 365 Business Voice. As a result, it allows you to maximise efficiency by staying within the Teams environment and making and receiving phone calls.

Microsoft revealed that Teams’ adoption skyrocketed by 70% to 115 million daily active users during the pandemic. Therefore, this proves that it has become the lifeline for remote and hybrid working and learning.

Eitex can help you implement Microsoft Teams in your business and with underlying technologies such as SharePoint and OneDrive, Outlook, Calendar, and Meetings. Eitex also offers training, free workshops, and adoption videos!

The Right Hardware

Having the right hardware really can make all the difference to hybrid working, making you more productive and effective wherever you are. Hybrid working will mean the technology you use needs to work for all types of users from anywhere at any time and not just in the office from 9 to 5.

It is important to choose the correct equipment. A laptop that’s constantly crashing during video calls or runs at a slow speed will only end up costing time and money in the long run.

Hybrid Working Security

One of the main concerns for companies when using Cloud applications is security. Many businesses ask us how secure their information and data are in the Cloud?

Microsoft has spent millions on securing Microsoft 365. They provide a fleet of security solutions, such as email encryption and threat protection. Microsoft has brought all its security together through Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM). MEM helps safeguard your modern workplace in the Cloud and on-premises.  Endpoint Manager includes the services and tools you use to manage and monitor mobile devices, desktop computers, virtual machines, embedded devices, and servers.

Microsoft Intune is part of MEM; it allows you to manage your Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices from a single location, no matter where the device is located. Anywhere in the world. Wow.

Microsoft makes every effort to keep your company data safe at every level. Eitex can help you choose the right protection for your organisation.

As a Microsoft Gold partner, we help organisations build a truly modern workplace, above all making your entire organisation more productive and successful.

If you’d like to find out how our team can support you with hybrid working, contact us today.

Adele Spencer

Marketing and Business Development Manager for Eitex

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