From November 2019 to May 2020, the number of daily Microsoft Teams users has increased from 20 million to 75 million. But why has this massive increase in Teams adoption happened?
The impact of the current global situation has played a large part in this. Organisations have had to enable their employees to work from home, and many did not have the right tools or were not correctly enabled to do so. This has driven a digital evolution where two years’ worth of digital transformation has taken place in two months. Organisations need to utilise cloud technologies to enable their employees to work from home, while trying to minimise the impact this has on their operations and budgets.
Microsoft Teams has been the answer to this trend and is already available via Office 365. It provides all the features needed for to allow employees to work from home, in a simple user interface. It enables collaboration between employees and increased productivity, no matter where they are working.
A vital aspect of implementing Microsoft Teams is the adoption process and enabling voice. A clear adoption strategy is required to ensure users understand the benefits of Teams and embrace this in their day to day, or else the potential benefits may be lost. This is especially important as many organisations will need to migrate from other tools to Microsoft Teams, with one of the most common being Skype for Business. Adding voice to Teams furthers the benefits of a successful migration by allowing seamless cross-country communication, in a simplified and consolidated voice system.
Remote implementation is increasingly important as in some locations on-premises intervention could be unavailable. So, your organisation will need to ensure that you have the right provider to do this. With Colt, we are able to support this through voice activation using our cloud infrastructure. This removes the need for any physical hardware, so you can simply move to Teams from the comfort of your home office quickly.
At Colt, we’ve created a Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams migration guide to support this. Meaning you can understand what needs to be accounted for and get a clear overview of what is involved during the migration, so you can migrate your organisation successfully from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. Giving you the market leading cloud applications to improve your organisation and enable your employees to excel while working from home.
Please visit our Intelligent Communications page to find out how we can support your organisation in moving your voice to the cloud.
Rui Ferraz, Intelligent Communications Product Manager