Published: 27 September 2019

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The end goal of designing a smarter workplace is about changing company culture and creating collaborative workforces. This is the fourth theme of this year’s Future Decoded and all this week, we’ve been looking at how our solutions and company ethos align with the event’s core topics. Today, our CEO Simon Cole looks at how we help to design a smarter workplace 

A smarter workplace is a key desire of all of our customers. But what does this mean? working environment which is more productive, collaborative, efficient and mobile 

But this doesn’t happen overnight- and organisations need to make technology changes to adapt to the changing working landscape.  

Often organisations come to us and says they want to embark on a transformation programme but are blocked by the fact they just don’t know what data they have, nor do they know what to do with itWe can very quickly help them understand their data and start them on a journey to successful transformation. 

We can then map out the opportunity of where they can go– and very often that is moving to Office 365. For us, that is because it is the best productivity platform to empower users 

If we look at something like Teams, for instance, [part of the Office 365 suite], it is revolutionising how organisations are beginning to work. It is breaking down barriers and allowing organisations to really collaborate for the first time in a joint-up way.  

At Automated IntelligenceI would go as far as saying that all of our collaboration is now on Teams. We have used other platforms before, but Teams has given us a new capability of opening up conversations that we weren’t having before across the company. This is especially true for our geographically remote team members and how it has brought down their collaboration barriers. 

Outside of AI, we’re taking organisations from a legacy world of siloed data sets and bringing them into Teams environment. Right from the outset, on Day 1, they can start to gain benefits and see improved communication and efficiency as a result of that. 

The other thing we are doing a lot for organisations at the moment is helping them to transform their existing Office 365 platformsPerhaps they are already using Office 365, but there are currently organisational disjoins. Are there things which aren’t working from a collaboration perspective?  

If organisations have a desire to have a more satisfactory, productive workplace, we know that by looking at data, cleaning it up and migrating it a collaborative platform, we can help them to work smarter. Not harder.