Microsoft Teams

Get Modern with Microsoft Teams

Discover the collaboration suite that’s saving organisations millions.

In the modern world, we spend 80% of our time collaborating with others in the workplace1. When collaboration becomes part of the fabric of an organisation, it fundamentally impacts performance, culture and profitability.

Yet, you might be surprised to hear that 61% of workers still find it difficult to collaborate with colleagues2.

Microsoft Teams is breaking down the collaboration barrier, by helping workplaces embrace the power of truly collaborative teamwork. By bringing together chat, video calling, files, and integrated apps into a central hub, Teams supports employees to get work done, regardless of geographies. It’s the secure, scalable, cost-effective, and future-proofed answer for business leaders searching for a solution that delivers the full spectrum of modern workplace collaboration needs.

Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork in Office 365

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Meetings

Next generation online meetings, with scheduling assistance, note taking, desktop sharing, uploading files, and messaging.

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Calling

Make and receive clear, reliable calls with Microsoft Teams. And with Phone System you can even replace your on-premise PBX.

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Instant messaging

Instant message one-to-one or with a group, hop on a video call, or share a screen for fast-paced decision making.

Co-author and file share

Collaborate on files with built-in Office 365 apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.

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Connect to 100’s of Apps

With hundreds of connectors, you can add your favorite Microsoft, external, and custom solutions to your experience.

Fewer meetings, more decisions

Despite a rise in collaboration, workers are still finding it difficult to collaborate with colleagues. This is where Microsoft teams really shines.

A Forrester study found that the adoption of Teams delivers an 18.9% reduction in meetings every week, four hours saved per week from improved collaboration and information sharing and more than one hour per week saved by not having to switch between applications3.

This is because conference calls and video meetings conducted via Teams are more reliable with high audio and video quality, meaning less time spent addressing setup and call-quality issues. Furthermore, having information and resources readily available via the Teams shared workspace enables executives and key stakeholders to make decisions faster.

Less complexity, more cost savings

Teams is a truly unified solution doing away with the need for additional communication software and hardware technology such as video conferencing, cloud calling, and on-premises telephony solutions. This also contributes to lower complexity, improving the ease of security and compliance.

In fact, Forrester found that a 5,000 strong organisation employing Teams could experience benefits and costs of roughly $30.3 million and $3.2 million respectively, resulting in an overall net benefit of $27.1 million over three years2.

Less emails, more real-time collaboration

Over the last two decades, Harvard Business Review reports that the amount of time employees spend in collaborative activities has increased by at least 50%4 . Yet, another survey has found that 39% of employees believe that people in their own organisation don’t collaborate enough5. It’s not just about employee engagement, there’s a strong business case for collaboration too. McKinsey found that improved communication and collaboration through social technologies could raise the productivity of knowledge workers by 20 to 25%6.

Features such as co-authoring, version control, document search and conversations support workers to effectively collaborate in real-time, from any location. Within Microsoft Teams, you can also access Office 365, manage your team’s tasks in Planner and connect to hundreds of different applications. By having tools and information available in the one place, Teams removes productivity barriers such as working with multiple sources of information or relying on numerous tools that require separate logins.

Three ways to start your modern workplace journey

1. Teamwork Assessment

Contact a Data#3 Collaboration specialist to request a Teamwork Assessment. We’ll pair Microsoft Teams’ rich set of platform capabilities with your desired business outcomes to deliver a custom solution ready to transform your organisation.

2. Modern Meetings PoC

Apply for funding through our Deploy Assist program to run a Modern Meetings Proof of Concept (PoC). We’ll integrate Surface devices and Microsoft Teams in a test environment and walk through pre-prepared scenarios to showcase how your team can be more productive.

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3. Contact a Specialist

If you’re ready to start your modern workplace journey, reach out to our expert team today. We can help you pilot, deploy and integrate Microsoft Teams at scale.

Still on Skype? It’s probably time for a Skype for Business Health Check

If your team has recently shifted to remote work, now is the time to assess the health of your Skype for Business environment to ensure it meets the needs of your business, and is helping your employees work productively from anywhere. In a Skype for Business Health Check, we conduct an analysis of Skype for Business Servers and SBC configuration, with a focus on discovering technical issues and comparing to best-practice architecture, including:

  • Review of Skype for Business server configuration and performance
  • Review of SBC configuration
  • Review of Skype for Business Client Group Policy, DNS settings and QoS client configuration

We also conduct an analysis of the network environment that is related to Skype for Business, with a focus on discovering technical issues and comparing to best-practice architecture, including:

  • Review/confirm QoS classes provided by carriage provider
  • Confirm configuration of routers aligns with carrier provided QoS settings
  • Review network switch QoS configuration
  • Confirm appropriate marking of traffic by clients

At the end of the health check, we create a recommendations report, to help you identify what’s needed to keep your organisation connected. Contact a collaboration specialist to get started.

Trusted Microsoft partners

As Microsoft’s largest Australian partner, Data#3 is uniquely positioned to help your organisation realise the benefits of The Anywhere Workplace. Our team’s capabilities and competencies extend across technical, licensing, delivery and support to ensure our customers are well-positioned to maximise the value and benefits from their Microsoft investments.

Contact a Collaboration Specialist

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1. Prowess (2019). Awaken the Genius with your teams. [Online] Available at https://clouddamcdnprodep.azureedge.net/gdc/gdc1MgRKh/original
2. Microsoft Envision your modern workplace: Empowering people in th
e digital age, 2018. Available at: http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/3/1639D812-D5B9-43D2-A3A9-2A65A170CF83/Envision_your_modern_workplace_white_paper_EN-US.pd

3. Forrester (2019). The Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft Teams. [Online]. Available at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/04/Total-Economic-Impact-Microsoft-Teams.pdf
4. Harvard Business Review, (2016). Collaborative Overload. Available at: https://hbr.org/2016/01/collaborative-overload
5. Queens University of Charlotte. Infographic – communicating in the modern workplace [Online] Available at: https://online.queens.edu/online-programs/mba/resources/infographic/communicating-in-the-workplace
6. McKinsey (2012). The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies. [Online] Available at: https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/high-tech/our-insights/the-social-economy