With the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, more companies are being forced to have their employees work remotely while in isolation.
While this can create its own set of challenges, using Microsoft Teams allows improved collaboration and communication between multiple team members to keep things running smoothly.
What Is Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is an app that allows multiple users (from a 1:1 meeting to up to 10,000 people) on virtually any device to chat, video conference, share content, create live events, and more on a secure platform that runs on the Microsoft Office platform.
Benefits of Using Microsoft Teams in COVID-19 Outbreak
During this global pandemic, businesses that can stay operational are the ones that are most likely to survive during and after this crisis. With face-to-face meetings now off-limits, using Microsoft Teams can…
Improve Collaboration & Communication
No matter where you are, you can still connect and collaborate with your workforce through video conferencing, audio conferencing, screen-sharing, and the ability to share Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents that can be co-authored.
Allow You to Stay Connected, Anytime, Anywhere
Whether you’re on your phone, tablet, or laptop, down the street or across the ocean, Microsoft Teams keeps everyone—internally or externally—connected.
Make Creating, Scheduling & Holding Meetings Easier
As soon as a meeting is created, Microsoft Teams allows you to chat and share files to make sure that, once the meeting is live, it’s as efficient as possible. Plus, Microsoft Teams can record the meeting, so that anyone can review it later.
Help Prevent Data Leaks with Security Features
Microsoft Teams helps protect your data with advanced security capabilities and meets 42 different compliance regulations. Files are stored in SharePoint, so you can rest assured that your data are safe and secure.
Integrate with Third-Party Apps
Microsoft Teams seamlessly integrates with third-party apps like Zoom (which has been one of the most popular during the coronavirus pandemic), Freehand, RingCentral, Mural, Lucidchart, and others, so you can use your favorite app within the Microsoft Teams platform.
Connect to Your Customers
Microsoft Teams allows your customers to still be able to call anyone on your staff as if they were in the office. A managed IT services company, like Sisnarine Technologies, can forward your company’s primary number to any one of your Microsoft Team users for uninterrupted call flow. They can even help distribute queued calls to the right team member(s), so that your employees never miss any customer communication.
Advantages of Microsoft Teams with Office 365
Having your team working remotely with Microsoft Teams versus using other methods separately can greatly improve productivity, communication, efficiency, and security while working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic isolation periods.
Here’s why you should consider implementing Microsoft Teams for your remote needs:
Access to Communication Tools
Having team members work with separate communication tools is not only inefficient, but could also cause a potential security breach. Imagine having one employee using their personal phone to text another employee sensitive information? Or having to communicate strictly through e-mail, thus waiting for a response and wasting time.
With Microsoft Teams, all communications are contained within the platform, so you can chat, video conference, audio conference, have one-on-one meetings, or host an event for up to 10,000 people.
And it’s all through one platform that is secure and keeps all of your data and sensitive information safe.
Increased Productivity & Collaboration
With Microsoft Teams, there’s no longer a need for multiple individuals to make changes to their own separate copies of a document. Everyone on the team can now edit, comment, highlight, and perform other tasks in real-time, all viewable across the team.
This will not only save you time, but will also increase productivity and efficiency while your team works remotely. It’s like having a virtual “war room” where everyone gets to share their ideas in real time.
Even though everyone on your team is using the same Microsoft Teams platform, this doesn’t mean it’s not customizable for their own needs and devices.
Microsoft Teams integrates with a wide array of third-party apps, so each user can make their platform their own.
Plus, Microsoft Teams works across multiple devices, so if one team member prefers to use their laptop while another uses their mobile phone, they can still collaborate on the same project, in real time, even if they’re thousands of miles apart.
Integration of Other Office 365 Applications
Microsoft Teams integrates seamlessly into all of the Microsoft Office 365 apps, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This allows everyone on the team to collaborate and edit any document, allowing for uninterrupted workflow, even when everyone is working remotely as they are in this current pandemic.
How Sisnarine Technologies Can Help You with Microsoft Teams Installation?
Sisnarine Technologies Inc., one of Canada’s top managed IT services companies, is your trusted Microsoft Teams partner. We can set up your entire team on Microsoft Teams, including handling full implementation, training, and support. In this time of crisis, where businesses have to adapt just to survive, having an IT services company like Sisnarine Technologies is key to keeping the lights on during the COVID-19 pandemic. Let us help you. Contact us today for more information on setting up Microsoft Teams for your business.