Decisions on which technology to choose are particularly essential for mid-sized companies. After all, the selected solution needs to be deployable without increasing the workload for the IT department. It must also provide employees and the company itself with a recognizable – i.e. measurable – value added. The aim is to stimulate the value chain and to improve collaboration within the organization.
Microsoft has managed to create individual products that fit together like cogs in a wheel while at the same time assembling the tools in bundles. This reduces the complexity of the various projects. The aim is to facilitate digital communication within the company and not to confuse users with a whole stack of new interfaces (GUIs). Employees should be able to use new features while still remaining in their accustomed environment.
Established solutions like Microsoft Office or SharePoint are easy to integrate in an Enterprise 2.0 strategy that also includes additional solutions. Microsoft has more than enough to offer here, starting with Yammer as a solution for social networks, Skype for Business as the holistic Unified Communications (UC) solution, Office 365 Teams as the alternative to Slack, and even Office 365, which – depending on the license – already contains these products and allows for the addition of further technologies.