How Microsoft Teams Can Benefit Your Organization


May 7, 2019

In business, communication is everything. Even if you’re running a one-person outfit, you still need to collaborate with your clients and customers to deliver optimal outcomes. However, most small and medium-sized companies are composed of collaborative teams- and those teams need to be able to communicate and coordinate with maximum bandwidth and clarity. That’s where Microsoft Teams comes in.

What is Microsoft Teams?

“Teams,” the business collaboration software suite by Microsoft, is a chat-based intra-office communication system that allows people working on a common project to have instant access to each other’s work, contributions, and progress. It lets them chat, talk, and share via digital correspondence or in real time. It’s Microsoft’s response to Slack and includes the next evolution of Skype for Business and much more.
If you’re totally new to this kind of software, you might think of it as a combination of the capabilities of Facebook, Google Docs, and Google Hangouts all in one streamlined and easy to use collaboration toolset.
Teams lets members of a team (workers assigned to a common project) exchange text, view shared documents, and engage in video chat sessions for face-to-face communications. Of course, we compared Teams to a combination of Facebook, Google Docs, and Google Hangouts- but in reality- it’s more than that. Because with Teams you get all of the capabilities of these major networking platforms in one streamlined package with a Swiss Army knife of time-tested business applications.
Best of all, Microsoft Teams is a Software as a Service (SaaS) product. That means it comes to you through the cloud. You do not have to install Teams on your local network. In other words, with Teams- you get all these amazing collaborative benefits with none of the lag and downtime of a legacy-style application.

The Power of Microsoft Teams

Teams does a lot of things, and it does them very well. With Teams, your office will:
Communicate More Effectively – You and your staff will enjoy instant communication in a variety of formats, including web calls, chat, and web conferences. All these options without the delays and worries your intended recipient won’t receive the message make it all but certain that information is exchanged accurately, meaningfully, and easily.
Boost Productivity – With the ability to share documents and files with Teams’ integrated Office 365 business productivity suite- complete with SharePoint, PowerPoint, and more- you have all hands-on deck from start to finish.
Add a Layer of Security – With end-to-end administrative control, compliance, and security- Teams adds a welcome additional barrier between your sensitive data and would be hackers.

Bringing it all Together with Microsoft Teams

With robust, delay-free communication and collaboration- augmented by top of the line productivity tools- Teams eliminates communications lag and miscommunication. You’ll enjoy added security and compliance. On top of all of this, you also get robust and responsive remote administration services and support.
Microsoft Teams is intuitive to use, easy to deploy, and incredibly powerful. To learn more about this powerful SaaS product, get in touch with the IT experts at Integris® today for your free IT consultation. You can contact the team at 404-551-5492.

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