Technology Strategies

Tech Strategies to Extend Innovation & Growth

It is no secret that improved technology can drive growth and innovation within a company. There are many, many options that can support and lead to that growth. In this blog we will zero in on a couple that any business can use to take their company to the next level.  

Microsoft 365 

When we talk about “bang for the buck” one of the leading contenders in software innovation has to be Microsoft 365. M365 offers what few others can – scalability and upgradable, flexible and accessible infrastructure makes Microsoft 365 the leading choice for many businesses. It can be expanded to meet any business’ needs and while many companies won’t use some of the bells and whistles that Microsoft 365 offers right away, at least they know that as their company grows and expands, the options that they need are there for them. 

Because M365 is cloud based, it is more secure than many of its counterparts and managing it is much more efficient. You do not have to purchase any additional servers or networking equipment when bringing new employees or teams on board. Your organization’s cloud usage and subscription status can be upgraded to accommodate new employees. 

Another benefit to using a cloud-based system is accessibility. M365 can be accessed on every device, be it a tablet, android, desktop, or any other remote device. That means users have the flexibility to use their emails, journals, notes, and various other apps wherever and whenever they want. 

Virtual Workstations 

With more and more people working from home, it makes sense to downsize your expensive office space and decentralize your workforce. There are a number of ways to do this, including the use of Microsoft 365 due to its expansive tools to manage files, communicate, collaborate, manage projects and so much more.  

Additionally, one of your best solutions for remote work is Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). Azure allows businesses to provide desktop infrastructure to employees, no matter where they happen to be working from. Virtual desktop technology is not new. However, in the past, the solutions were expensive and complex. As a result, for most small and medium businesses these solutions were neither accessible nor affordable. Azure Virtual Desktop has changed that and has made the technology accessible for businesses of all sizes whether they have internal IT staff, or they work with managed services providers. 

Security is a top priority for businesses and Azure offers state of the art security features that allow businesses to build their virtual system on a solid foundation. 

At MicroAge Chilliwack, we are experts when it comes to Microsoft 365 and Azure and we can help you make the transition with as little interruption as possible; and then we will continue to monitor all of your systems to ensure that everything is working at peak performance. Reach out to us for more information. 

For more information on collaboration and protecting your data, check out our blog, Why Collaboration Data Needs to be Backed Up. 

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