Evolve Your Workplace with Managed ServicesJuly 25, 2017
The right managed services partner can help you evolve into a cutting-edge workplace that attracts cutting-edge talent. If you’re not offering your employees modern tools—ones that are at least as good as the phones in their pockets—they’re likely to look for greener pastures. Or they might not choose to join in the first place.
Personal tools outshine work tools
So far, digital technology at work isn’t keeping pace with personal technology. A 2015 Gartner study showed that:
- 98% of people use digital technologies for both work and personal
- 63% were satisfied with the tools for personal
- But only 46% were satisfied with the tools they use at work
That’s a large gap between how people see their tools at home versus at work. These days, people expect to be able to be productive from anywhere, at any time, and on any device. The lines between our work and home lives have blurred. People increasingly want to bring their own devices to work. Nobody wants the hassle of having to cart around an extra phone, notebook, or tablet.
The cloud helps you keep up
Let’s say you decide to embrace this new way that people want to work. It then brings up a slew of new challenges. How do you keep everything secure? How can your in-house help desk keep up with questions about so many different platforms? How do you keep everything compatible?
To keep up with this array of ever-changing devices—and to keep everything secure—you need to be in the cloud. Gartner says that it’s the best way to get the control and security you need, while still giving the flexibility your users want.
We can get you there
The journey to the Microsoft cloud is often more involved than organizations expect. So this is a great opportunity to get help from a partner who does it for a living. (See our earlier blog post about 5 reasons to engage a partner.)
At Binary Tree, we’ve moved more than 6 million people to Office 365 alone, so we know a thing or two about how it goes. We can plan, move, and manage your transformation from end to end.
We can also get you up to speed
Moving to the cloud is only the first step. You also need to help your users—and your IT team—get the most from it. This is another great area in which to involve a partner.
We take care of the softer side of your transition, everything from user campaigns to training to a 24/7 service desk. Our on-call experts can answer questions about 200+ applications (so your in-house IT team doesn’t have to). And our customizable reports let you track that it’s working. You’ll be able to see that your users are more productive. All while your IT team stays focused on strategic projects.