Have you ever been somewhere and realized that you were going to have to go back to the office just to be able to access a file you, your accountant or your customer needed? What about the struggle many of us have faced trying to remember how to get the office network VPN (what the heck is that anyhow?) set back up because you haven’t used it in 5 months? Or what’s the thing I have to do to get logged back in to my company’s Citrix server just so I can access my network and files?
Have you ever thought to yourself, “It’s 2018, it shouldn’t be this hard or this complicated! Why can’t I access all my files on my phone or ipad, or my laptop wherever I am, whenever I want?” Thankfully for you those days of complicated VPN’s, connections, and running back to the office or being unproductive are over!
We want you to imagine a world where everything is at your fingertips, wherever you are, whenever you need it, on whatever device you need to use. This is the world we live in at The IT Company, and the reality we are moving many of our clients towards. “I never worry or even think about not having access to critical files, being able to reach a team member, being out the office and not ‘in the loop” on what’s happening any more. I couldn’t imagine trying to do it the old way.” – Paul Sponcia, CEO of The IT Company.
We have gone all in by using the latest round of “killer apps” for our computers and mobile devices. These apps are already available within Microsoft’s Office 365 tools. The IT Company is, both internally as well as for and with clients, maximizing the use of applications such as:
- Microsoft Teams – for collaborating in small or large teams on important files, projects with screen sharing, conversations, and voice and video.
- Yammer- Microsoft’s internal social network allows our teams to stay connected and up-to-date on the latest happenings within the company.
- Sharepoint – for web file sharing, workflow, and historical tracking of documents
- The full combination of advanced voice and video conferencing enables our team to communicate and collaborate with each other, clients and partners.
The use of these tools, combined with educating our team, has revolutionized how we work as a team, as well as how we communicate, collaborate and interact with our clients. It is making us more productive and allows us to focus on what we do best.
“I can’t believe how easy it is to access my files from anywhere, and any device, now that I’ve switched to using OneDrive and SharePoint. I was blown away with the ability to use my phone, access files, email them to people and not have to use the old technologies that frustrated me more than anything.” Kevin Burris, CEO of Premier Surgical
So, think about how freeing it will be when you can access all of your files, collaborate on the looming budget spreadsheet, work on the latest blog post together (as we are doing today), discuss the new marketing campaign launch and website updates, send the latest updated files to your customers and partners, and be a part of meetings from anywhere at any time. On your computer in the office, your phone on the plane, or your tablet in the car line waiting on your kids to get out of school, there is no limit to how you can access your data. Say goodbye to the frustrating and cumbersome issues that coincide with the antiquated remote desktop tools, VPN’s and late-night office runs.
Instead, imagine spending your time focused on the important work you love to do, and need to accomplish, instead of trying to figure out how to access specialized software and locked up files somewhere on your office network.