IT Solutions Blog

Microsoft Viva Launch February 2021 - Making remote working easier

by Emily Schilling 5 February 2021

Microsoft solutions such as Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive have not only become more popular during the coronavirus pandemic, they have expedited remote working for businesses, schools, universities, local authorities and community groups. Without Microsoft’s cloud-based apps, working during the pandemic would have been a very different story.

Topics: collaboration and teamwork, office 365, modern workplace, teams, Microsoft, Remote Working, Company Culture, Covid-19, microsoft teams, Coronavirus

Improving student support in Universities during COVID-19

by Emily Schilling 13 August 2020

Going to University has always been a daunting experience, especially when moving away from home. However, those starting University in September 2020 have the extra challenges regarding COVID-19 to contend with - alongside the usual concerns associated with beginning a new chapter at University.

Topics: Microsoft Dynamics CRM, higher-education, student journey, education, Microsoft, Covid-19

How can Local Governments shield their most vulnerable residents?

by Mark Britton 12 May 2020

"Never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that: it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." 
Rahm Emanuel

Topics: Digital Transformation, Customer Engagement, Covid-19, housing associations, local authorities, Microsoft Virtual Agent, Crimson Shield, Microsoft Customer Service

Universities Urgently Need to Demonstrate Clearer Career Outcomes

by Mark Britton 8 April 2020

Could it be that universities are about to see a vast increase in applications as a result of the global recession caused by Coronavirus, as was the case after the 2008 financial crisis?

Topics: Covid-19, university

Preparing housing associations and local authorities for a brave new world

by Emily Schilling 3 April 2020

Throughout the UK and indeed across Europe, offices stand empty. Meetings have been put on hold, coffee machines sit unused and the water cooler is deserted. But business continues. Meetings have become Skype calls and Teams hangouts, brainstorms are being done over the Internet and even the water cooler may be deserted in the office, those water cooler moments and chats during the tea round are continuing online. For years the world has had access to technology with the potential to change the way we live and work forever, but it has taken a global pandemic for us to realise how truly useful this technology is.

Topics: Remote Working, Covid-19, housing associations, local authorities