Staff numbers are increasing and you need to install a new workstation. It’s not just a question of ensuring that the new team member can find everything he needs for his job. It’s also an opportunity to look where processes and procedures can be optimised.
Five features of a modern IT system – whether start-up, SME or corporate group
Especially for small and medium-sized enterprises, cloud services offer many possibilities and advantages:
Phoning over the Internet
More and more people now only make phone calls using their mobile phone or via the Internet. At the end of 2016, Deutsche Telekom reported 98,000 fewer traditional landline connections in Germany. ISDN is being discontinued and in a few years, telephony will be entirely based on the Internet protocol. So why not switch to an IP-based telephone system with all the features, benefits and integration opportunities it offers?
Thinking communication through logically to the end
If the infrastructure is available, why not use telephone or video conferences? However, it’s important to think the concept of unified communications through to the end. It’s not enough to be able to see and talk with each other across long distances. What’s needed is integration with existing tools, such as Microsoft Outlook. The software makes it possible to plan and set up online meetings via an interface.
Don’t be content with half a Cloud
Since the email system for the new workstation is already in the Cloud, why stop half-way? Microsoft Office 365 offers the look & feel and the offline features of a traditional, local installation. Office 365 can be installed on up to 15 devices, irrespective of manufacturer or operating system. Allowing smartphones and tablets to become part of the office, in case the laptop is not to hand at any time.
Not just alone – be part of a team in the Cloud
What’s true for an individual workstation is even more applicable to entire teams. Document sharing is a first example. If all employees need to access customer data such as addresses, purchased products or call-centre incidents, you need a collaborative solution such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM. As a Cloud solution, Dynamics CRM is easily scalable, for example when seasonal peaks arise.
Focus on your work instead of doing maintenance tasks
Apps have set a new standard: Installing software needs to be simple and quick. IT managers also expect this now. Cloud-based solutions help them in this. The days when new employees had to wait days for Admin to set up their PC are gone. They can get started from day one.
The new team member now has everything he needs. Online. Just a few offline matters still need to be sorted, such as pens, paper and a welcoming bunch of flowers. IPDNOW makes modern IT a breeze. Take a look here to see how it’s done.