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Binary Tree publishes articles on improving IT cloud, M&A and modernization initiatives. Read the latest posts for news, insights, best practices and solutions for transforming Microsoft Office 365, Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint and IBM Notes/Domino.

The Benefits of Microsoft 365 in the Era of Remote Working

Remote Work Teams listing.jpg Remote working highlights not only the need for the solutions in the Microsoft 365 toolkit, but it can also bring out the additional benefits of Microsoft 365 when problems pop up.

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6 Online Training Requirements for Microsoft Office 365 Users

Online Training Microsoft 365 listing.jpg The recent, rapid growth of Microsoft Teams has shown that organizations are sold on its potential to energize remote work and collaboration. Unfortunately, Gartner has found that many users are “not sufficiently adept” with Office 365 and Teams. In this post, I will outline 6 key requirements for boosting the proficiency of users with Office 365 and Teams with online training. The goal of these requirements is to improve user productivity and yield higher employee satisfaction, creating a win-win for the organization.

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A 3-Step Approach to Identifying the Proficiency and Productivity Gaps of Microsoft Teams Users

Microsoft Teams Productivity listing.jpg While the adoption of Microsoft Teams has skyrocketed since the COVID-19 pandemic started, many organizations have found that their users were not very skilled at using Teams. This is not surprising given the rush to support employees working from home, but now it’s time to start truly helping those remote workers to get the most of using Teams when collaborating with their colleagues.

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Transform Microsoft Teams from a Pandemic Response into a Path to Value

Path to Value listing.jpg Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most organizations rushed to bolster the remote work capabilities of their office workers by onboarding them with tools like Microsoft Teams. While some enterprises provided significant enablement efforts to get their employees productive with the new tools, many more have not done much beyond making Teams available for use.

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Realizing the Value of Microsoft Teams

The Value of Microsoft Teams listing.jpg The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced many organizations to ramp up their support for employees working from home. The recent surge of new Microsoft Teams users may be a move of necessity for many right now, but most organizations will realize the value of Teams now and into the future. A Forrester study commissioned by Microsoft sheds light on the potential benefits of Teams.

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The Amazing Growth of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams Growth listing.jpg What a difference a year can make. Last April, Forrester published a study commissioned by Microsoft on The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Teams. And while the findings of the study still ring true and show clear benefits to those that adopt Teams, no one could have predicted the mass surge of new users that has happened since then due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Accelerate Digital Transformation with Culture Hacking

Accelerate Transformation.png Change aversion stymies transformation more than any other factor. Unwieldy change programs do not get to the heart of the problem — how mindsets invisibly shape responses to change. CIOs should take small steps that unlock growth mindsets and accelerate change.

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Define a Roadmap for Your Culture Change Journey

Road map for culture change listing.jpg CIOs recognize that culture is both a barrier and an enabler of digital transformation change journey. But they often fail to address the problem directly by defining a roadmap for their culture change journey.

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3 Key CIO Priorities in Shaping Culture

CIO priorities in shaping culture.png CIOs are increasingly interested in the impact of alternative organizational constructs such as multidisciplinary teams, self-organization and functional versatility. To keep up with the pace of technology and stay ahead of the curve, IT organizations can no longer function as an isolated, closed environment focused primarily on technical skills.

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3 Traits of successful CIOs in the era of digital business

Traits of Successful CIOs in Digital Business.png Digital business transformation offers both opportunities and challenges. CIOs need to be decisive as new projects emphasize quick decision making and rapid experimentation with bold, new ideas.

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