Creating a World-Class Digital Workplace with Microsoft Office 365 – PT. 1

Office 365 provides an ever-evolving product line of cloud-based applications directed at re-shaping collaboration and productivity in the modern digital workplace. As an IT Professional or Application Owner, you know how Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, coupled with a strong SharePoint base, delivers inherent value to enterprise-class organizations across the world.

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As a Microsoft Gold Partner, LumApps works closely with Microsoft to develop a seamless and profound integration between the world of Office 365 and LumApps solutions – creating a uniquely rich digital hub for your business stakeholders and employees.

Intranet for IT Leaders and Application Owners

Introduction

This guide was created to help IT Leaders and Application Owners in their mission to deliver a cohesive digital workplace experience with SharePoint Online.

Whether you’ve already deployed SharePoint Online, or you’re currently in your transition to Office 365, this guide will assist in mapping a new future. You will discover how to leverage the power of Office 365, decrease the cost of branding and customization, and begin the first steps to creating a world-class digital workplace.

Our Three-Part White Paper

PART 1

  • The Modern Digital Workplace
  • Office 365 and the Digital Dilemma
  • The Classic ‘Sharepoint Intranet’

PART 2

  • LumApps and Office 365
  • Common Digital Workplace Use Cases
  • Design, Branding, and UI/UX

PART 3

  • Defining your Digital Workplace Strategy
  • LumApps and Office 365 for a Cohesive Digital Strategy

The Modern Digital Workplace

Overview

Not too long ago, challenges for IT professionals were quite different. All data resided on premises (on-prem) and BYOD programs were purely science fiction. Naturally, on-prem data centers were not without their challenges. A company needed to acquire servers, install the OS, applications, and other hardware, hire technical resources to manage and maintain the stack, and more.

With the recent advancements in SaaS solutions, focused on HCM, CRM, collaboration, social intranets, security, and compliance, more and more organizations began migrating to the cloud. With the rapid rate of change in the technical landscape, IT stack fragmentation continues to increase.

On the business side, corporate communications and human resources struggle to ensure strategic alignment, compliance, awareness, and employee engagement.

The Traditional Intranet No Longer Delivers Value

The classic definition of an intranet is a private network contained within an enterprise, consisting of interlinked local networks. Traditional intranets of link farms and static pages have been aging poorly against shifting consumer expectations.

The modern workplace requires a consumer-grade experience. As products like Slack and Microsoft Teams provide the ability to quickly deliver synchronous and asynchronous communication and collaboration, the hard edges of the intranet start to shatter. Communication channels and knowledge repositories provide efficiency and a positive employee experience, jeopardizing the organizational effectiveness of a static intranet.

 

Please Note: The information provided here was created by our LumApps Solution Consulting Team. Our Strategy Consultants are industry experts and seasoned Digital Workplace practitioners. They possess over 300 combined strategy engagements and digital workplace implementations.

 

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