WHITE PAPER

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.

As a Microsoft Silver Partner, we at LumApps are working 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 has been crafted to assist IT Leaders and Application Owners in their quest to deliver a cohesive digital workplace experience with SharePoint Online as your base.

Whether you already have deployed SharePoint Online, or currently underway 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 front-end branding and customization driven by business use cases, and begin the first steps to creating a world-class Digital Workplace.

Our three-part white paper

You can look forward to this new white paper series in three parts:

PART 1

  • The Modern Digital Workplace 
  • Office 365 and the Digital Dilemme
  • 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 + Office 365: A Cohesive Digital Strategy

The Modern Digital Workplace

Overview

Not too long ago, the 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 challenges. A company would acquire servers, install the OS, applications and other hardware, hire technical resources to manage and maintain the stack, etc. Plus, the infrastructure resided within the walls of your enterprise. IT could physically reach out and ‘touch’ their data.

With the recent advancements in SaaS solutions, focused on HCM, Collaboration, Social Intranets, CRM, etc. coupled with the ability for these tools to meet the rigorous security and compliance requirements enterprise customers must adhere to, more and more organizations began their march to the cloud. With the rapid rate of change in the technical landscape heralding new technologies, the fragmentation of the IT stack continues to increase. IT Managers are increasingly pressed to meet new business requirements along with their own strategic objectives.

Meanwhile, on the business side, Corporate Communications and Human Resources are struggling 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 generational 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” begin to shatter. In addition, these isolated conversations and knowledge repositories provide efficiency at a moment’s time, jeopardizing the organizational effectiveness a static intranet can provide.

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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