Consolidate all your applications with Microsoft Teams
In our last article we explored some of the individual features of Microsoft Teams and a few of the alternatives on the market that have attempted to compete with it (albeit unsuccessfully).
Combining your apps into one single system is a good idea for many reasons. So, what are the advantages of working from one single system?
Microsoft Teams – One system
Over the last year Microsoft Teams has amassed an astonishing daily following of over 145 million active users. The numbers speak for themselves – it is THE best app of its kind on the market today.
Let’s list what makes Teams so popular and why it is such a good ‘one size fits all’ system.
The positives of working from one system
One of the key factors when considering anything in your work setting is cost. Subscriptions are often cheaper than hosting applications onsite, and there are fees associated with Cloud apps too. Most business applications operate on a monthly fee basis – the amount of users you have or the amount of storage you use will affect the amount you pay, meaning that costs can quickly add up. Therefore, it is clearly beneficial to have as much functionality from one app as possible – paying for multiple ones will simply be a waste of resources.
Managing multiple subscriptions can be a nightmare – keeping track of your outgoings can be very complicated when your business operates by using several different apps. By consolidating into one app, you are also stabilising your bills – allowing you to have a clear view of what your company is using and, in turn, ensuring that you get the maximum possible value from it.
By having too many apps you are unwittingly lowering productivity – moving between apps wastes time, which will also frustrate your team. Yes, it only takes minutes to go between apps but add those minutes up over the course of a financial year, for example, and they can really result in a substantial amount of wasted time.
Cloud apps are easier than on-premise ones to set up – but that doesn’t mean they don’t come with their own set of challenges. Cloud apps still need to be maintained by a professional, whose duties will include adding and removing apps as your employees’ roles change, or as they leave the company, along with many other responsibilities. With all apps consolidated into one they will have extra time to complete more productive tasks.
In the modern age, data is one the greatest assets of businesses around the world. By consolidating your apps into one single solution data is much easier to analyse, because in this way it can come from anywhere in your organisation into the one place. Having this oversight on data allows your team to anticipate what your business needs and provide better service accordingly.
In the modern age, cyber criminals can gain access to your data in many different ways. The more spread out your apps are the greater the risk there is of your organisation becoming a victim of an attack. One reason for this is that users tend to reuse the same password across multiple accounts in order to make it easier for them to remember – this means that when they make their way into one your entire system could be vulnerable.
Consolidate apps with Microsoft Teams
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