Remote work is quickly becoming the new norm in Australia. Despite the announcement of loosened restrictions across the country, it seems working from home will continue to be enforced by the government until at least early June – and for some states it could remain until the end of the year.
While working from home has created a number of obstacles for businesses to adapt to, it has also presented new opportunities for business owners to continue the model even after the coronavirus pandemic has ended. As the situation continues to evolve, remote work is becoming much more valuable to businesses not only in Australia, but across the globe. With this model in place, companies could find and hire talent from anywhere in the world without the limitations of office space, location and other variables inhibiting their decisions.
Communication is key to remote work
With remote work, communication is key to ensure the success of your operation. Because of this, platforms such as Slack, Zoom and Microsoft Teams have become invaluable tools in helping companies manage products, arrange meetings and exchange information despite kilometres of distance. However, with so many tools to choose from, it’s hard to know which one is right for your business.
While Zoom has become a popular platform over the past few years when it comes to video conferencing, its use often requires businesses to have additional communication platforms to account for document collaboration, task management and instant messaging.
Microsoft Teams, on the other hand, is a unified communications solution that offers a range of integrations and options for your business.
The benefits of Microsoft Teams
If your business already relies on Office 365, introducing Microsoft Teams is an easy next-step for your productivity in your remote-working environment. The platform offers a streamlined communication interface, allowing you to better facilitate projects, collaborate with team members – and boost team output, all in one.
Other key benefits include:
- Use on any device – PC, Mac, iPhone or Android
- Arrange conference calls amongst colleagues – or with people outside your organisation
- Record calls and keep copies inside your Team view
- Take advantage of 10GB storage, plus 2GB storage per user
- Create content with Office Online apps, with live edits and collaboration
ZOOM & Microsoft Teams Integration
For some businesses already comfortable with Zoom, it can be difficult to consider switching to another platform. But the beauty of Microsoft Teams is its ability to integrate with a mix of applications to further increase your team’s productivity. This includes not only all Microsoft 365 applications, but also apps such as Asana, Trello, Adobe Creative Cloud – and Zoom!
Designed to bring together all your workplace tools and services into one space, Microsoft Teams integrates with these apps through specific ‘Zoom’ or ‘Trello’ tabs. Through the Zoom tab, you’ll be able to start, schedule or join meetings as well as share your screen. By keeping it all inside Teams, it ensures you’ll be able to seamlessly keep track of the project and communications, ultimately improving your company’s workflow.
Make the switch to Microsoft Teams today
Remote work is here to stay. Even when offices open up again, businesses will continue to offer flexible arrangements for their employees – more than ever before. Now is the time to consolidate your software and ensure seamless collaboration for the future.
The IT Department is now offering a secure setup of Microsoft Teams to better equip your business for the future of remote work. For more information, give us a call on 1300 10 10 40 or view click to access our exclusive offer.