3 easy upgrades to improve your video call setup

Early on in the first lockdowns in 2020, did you ever sit at your computer and think “I really like working from home”?

Or were you the opposite; desperate to get back into a building and meet with other people like in the old days?

Whichever was the case – and whether you feel the same now – we’ve ended up with a mix of the two: Hybrid working.

Some people are in the office. Some are at home. The days of having everyone together at the same time are gone. Maybe forever.

Which means that video calls are here to stay.

If you want to invest in your video call setup, here are three easy upgrades for you.

DigitalTransformation

What could digital IT transformation do for your business?

We have all seen a LOT of change over the past couple of years.

We’ve changed the way we work. The way we shop. And the way we interact with others.

How has your business changed?

What change do you need to make in the years ahead?

And how does your technology help to power that?

Three clever tricks to get more out of Teams

Many business we discuss Microsoft Teams with agree it’s an incredible tool for communication and collaboration.

There are many clever tricks you can do with Teams. Here are three you might not have seen before.

Is your team still working at 10pm?

If you have people working remotely in your business, you’re probably used to emails flying around at all hours of the day or night.

Working from home has been life-changing for some. Your people are able to be more flexible with their time during the day, fitting in time for school pick-ups and appointments where perhaps they couldn’t before.

Two thirds of remote workers use a faulty device so they don’t get into trouble

A new report has discovered that 67% of remote workers are using faulty tech when they work remotely.

And often that’s because they’ve accidentally damaged the tech themselves… they don’t want to admit it to their boss in case they get into trouble.

A company that sells refurbished technology surveyed 2,500 UK employees.

It found that laptops were most likely to be broken, followed by keyboards, monitors and PCs.

Most of the time the damage was done by spilled food and drink. Other causes of damage included other people in the house – such as a partner or housemates – and of course, pets.

We’ve all watched in horror as a cat brushes itself against a full glass of water next to a laptop…

View LinkedIn profiles in your Microsoft Teams chats

Microsoft recently announced it’s working on a new feature which will allow you to see colleagues’ LinkedIn profiles during personal chats in Teams.

Keeping your business data safe during work from home times

It looks like working from home and, more likely, hybrid working are here to stay. This means that businesses need to be confident that security in our staff’s homes is taken into account.
We’ve written a new guide to look at all the issues.

OneDrive as a portable scanner

Working from home, working away from the office and suddenly realised you need to print, sign and scan a document but don’t have a scanner.

Microsoft 365 has an answer.

The App on your phone has a scanner built into it if you have the 365 app installed.

Watch the video to see how easy it is

Your 5 step plan to prepare and protect your business from cyber-crime

Some type of incident relating to cyber-crime was reported by two thirds of all organisations a couple of years ago.

That number is going to be higher now due to changes we have made in the last year to work from home, possibly in a rush, creating further opportunities  for fraud.

Overall the world economy loses more than $1 trillion to cyber-crime every year. That’s a figure that’s increased by over 50% since 2018.

Your business needs to be as prepared as it can be against the threat of cyber-crime.

Help plan 2021 with Microsoft Planner

Microsoft 365 has some amazing productivity and collaborative tools already built in.

Did you know that within Teams there’s a useful project planning tool?

Watch our short video for the lowdown on how to use Microsoft Planner.