Microsoft India today showcased Microsoft 365- a complete, intelligent solution, which brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Owing to a diverse and increasingly mobile workforce, Indian organizations today are faced with the challenge of safeguarding customer data, company data and intellectual property. Microsoft 365 offers built-in, intelligent security and helps streamline IT by unifying management across users, devices, apps and services.

Microsoft 365 enables the modern workplace by providing organisationsthe tools to transform their business and foster a new culture of work. According to the recently conductedWorkplace 2020 Study* to analyse the factors that are influencing the culture of workin India–

·         45% workers face key gaps at the workplace today, especially those at the first line

·         63% of respondents said that they needed to be in office as special tools that they use are only available in office – signifying a lack of flexibility in the way they work, or innovate

·         41% can only have full access to important information when they are in the office – restricting on-the-go productivity and innovation

·         68% workers are checking personal emails on company-issued devices –thus exposing their work devices to potential security risks

·         67% of ITDMs agreed that there is a need to reduce complexity of managing portfolio of IT security

Microsoft 365 is empowering organizations by addressing each of these key challenges with modern tools and solutions that make employees more productive, creative and secure. Microsoft 365 is available in three SKUsto cater to businesses of different needs and sizes – Microsoft 365 Enterprise, Microsoft 365 Business, and Microsoft 365 Firstline. Microsoft 365 Enterprise is built on the foundation of a secure productive enterprise, giving people flexibility and choice in how they connect, share and communicate. Microsoft 365 Firstline, is designed to maximize the impact of the Firstline worker. The product will help foster culture and community, train employees, digitize processes, and deliver real-time expertise while minimizing risk and cost for enterprises.

Microsoft 365 Business includes the suite of Office 365 productivity and collaboration tools that businesses need to enable their employees – like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and Microsoft Teams for chat-based teamwork. It is also built to deliver security services which businesses need in a single, simple-to-manage product that safeguards company information, extending security across users, apps, and devices. It is an integrated solution designed to simplify IT for small and medium-sized businesses.

Alok Lall, Partner Technology Lead, Microsoft India, said, “As the workplace is transforming—from changing employee expectations, to more diverse and globally distributed teams, we are seeing a new culture of work emerging. We are incredibly enthusiastic about Microsoft 365 and how it will help customers and partners drive growth and innovation to embrace this modern culture of work.”

Microsoft 365 has seen significant adoption with organizations around the world such as Aston Martin, Dentsu Aegis Network, Fruit of the Loom among others have adopted the product.

“We’re partnering with Microsoft to reinvent the employee experience, to build a modern, digital & secure workspace and to empower every employee, to achieve more every day. The adoption of Microsoft 365 has helped us become well-equipped to the rapidly evolving industry needs while being in line with our stated values of employees first, trust, transparency and value centricity. The solution has helped us simplify processes, enable productivity, creativity and teamwork amongst the employees.”,said Ramana SV, Senior Vice President & Head Global IT, HCL Technologies.


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