Could Slack be a Thing of the Past?

Slack vs Teams

Workplaces around the globe have used Slack for interpersonal communications and collaboration since 2014.  However, its biggest competitor, Microsoft Teams, is quickly gaining ground in popularity. Within their recent S-1 filing, Slack highlighted Teams as its primary competitor in the nine billion dollar “collaboration software market” since more than half a million organizations use Teams daily.  These half a million companies include 91 of the Fortune 500 companies.

Historically speaking, Teams is Microsoft’s fastest growing app. Combining Microsoft 365 and Teams, users can share and collaborate on documents, make voice or video calls, quickly establish an online meeting, as well as many other capabilities.  All of this can be initiated from a PC, MAC or mobile device.  Microsoft continues to provide frequent updates to Teams.  For example, the recent announcements regarding integration for front-line workers. Enhanced capabilities, such as scheduling a shift change right from the Teams app on a mobile device, are creating greater flexibility in how teams work together using Teams.

Is Teams a good fit for your organization?  How can you initiate a pilot of Teams?  We can help. Contact us today to get the conversation started: 610-276-5500 or fill out our “Contact Us”  form.

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Customer story: Chesterfield County

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Protect your data in files, apps, and devices, within and across an organization

Mobility has become a staple of the modern workplace, offering flexibility to employees and greater productivity to employers. However, this flexibility often requires that employees use their own devices to work when out of office. So how can you protect your data without losing the benefits of “bring your own device?”

Tools such as Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Intune can help you manage access to your data and company networks without invading employee privacy.

At Interphase Systems, Inc., we want you to get the most out of what technology has to offer. Contact us to learn more.

Customer Story: BP deploys Microsoft 365 to improve user experience and security

In an ever-changing security landscape, how do you keep users, devices, and data across 80 countries protected? For BP, they use Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection that can compile information and identify possible threats more effectively than ever before. So effective in fact, that they put it on all 30,000 Windows 10 devices they have deployed across the world.

And this is just one of the many security tools from Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5 that BP is relying on to remain secure as they continue to transform their company.

You don’t need to be a company the size of BP to take advantage of the same security tools and capabilities BP has implemented to secure the modern workplace.

Are you ready to transform your organization? Interphase Systems has the team, the process and the tools to get you there. Learn more about BP’s security journey in this video, and contact Interphase Systems to help you secure your organization’s information.