Empower your entire organization with Microsoft Teams

You’ve just arrived at the office, booted up your computer or laptop, and filled your first cup of coffee. You sit back down, take a sip, and what do you see? Chances are it’s a login screen. Hastily, you type in your username and password and get on with a productive day. At least that was the idea, until you remember you forgot to send Karen from HR your vacation request form. You try to reach her by email but to no avail, so you boot up the informal messenger that everyone in the office uses because the legacy messenger set up years ago crashes when you send so much as an emoji. But of course, you once again need to type in your login info, only to see that Janice is not online. So ultimately you end up making two trips to HR (on the first trip, you forgot to staple your vacation balance because the document is stored in a separate internal SharePoint) to finally get your vacation approved.

Ready to throw your computer out a window yet? We don’t blame you. This scenario may seem comical, but it’s a reality that thousands of employees must endure thanks to the lack of a single, unified digital workspace. Preferably one that can be implemented across your entire organization and serve as a hub for all documents and teams to collaborate, within and across projects.

After reading this infographic, you’ll learn how each department within your business can utilize Microsoft Teams to become more efficient, store documents securely, and collaborate seamlessly with any peer or colleague.

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Close the deal today. Subscribe now.

Today’s sales professionals are stretched thin. They’re on double the teams as only a few years ago, sales cycles are longer and more complex, and they’re more mobile than ever before. Subscribe now to stay informed on how Microsoft Dynamics 365 is enabling modern sales pros to close more deals and increase productivity with tools and capabilities that help streamline sales processes, improve collaboration, and intelligently guide them toward optimal outcomes.

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Transform your business from local to global with digital collaboration. Get started with Microsoft Teams.

How do you increase the scale of your business without compromising your teams’ work structure and methodologies? Truth be told, there is no single answer to this question, but there is one solution that has been proven to yield outstanding results for today’s leading enterprises: digital collaboration. However, the real challenge lies in choosing the correct platform on which to build your modern workplace—one that provides the flexibility, efficiency, and customizability that complements your work methodologies and empowers your employees.

Thankfully, one such platform exists, and is currently being utilized by today’s industry leaders to complete fascinating, intricate projects around the world. Subscribe now to learn how Microsoft Teams can become the best tool for your workforce to reach its full potential, and how your business can go from local to global with Microsoft cloud.

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Modernize and empower sales teams with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales Professionals


On average, sellers work with 6.8 stakeholders and 16 colleagues per deal, which makes sales cycles very long and extremely complex. To further complicate matters, today’s sellers are on twice as many teams as they were a few years ago.

Clearly, legacy methods of storing and accessing customer information, tracking the status of deals in progress, collaborating with mobile colleagues, and maintaining a “big picture” view of every moving part are not sufficient for today’s on-the-go sales professionals. That’s where Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides a competitive advantage.

Watch this short video to learn how Dynamics 365 can help modernize seller productivity with a simpler, more streamlined way to build sales momentum, close more deals, and boost productivity.

FINNING | Providing Measurable customer value increased operational efficiancy and consistent growth with IoT


Many companies would view competing in industries where labor-intensive tasks, disconnected data sources, and paper-based processes are the norm as a hard challenge. Others, like Finning—the world’s largest Caterpillar dealer—saw this as an opportunity to disrupt and innovate within the construction industry through digital transformation.

Watch this video to learn how Finning collaborated with a Microsoft Gold Partner to enable the unification of disparate data sources using IoT devices, and how this strategy allowed the company to substantially upgrade its customer service experience.

J Walter Thompson Unlocking creativity with Microsoft Teams


Creativity is like a living organism. It requires the right conditions to appear, careful nurturing to become more capable, and a diverse ecosystem to thrive. However, just like any organism, it can disappear in an instant if its environment doesn’t provide the conditions it needs to grow and reach its full potential.

Ironically, nothing generates the mass extinction of creative ideas faster than alienating cubicles. So organizations quickly began to change from the inside to create environments that foster innovation and dynamic work methodologies. With the advent of digital, they realized that not only did physical spaces need to change, but also their digital counterparts. Let’s face it—when was the last time you read a company-wide email reply and thought it was a good thing?

In this video, you’ll learn the inspiring example of how J. Walter Thompson—one of the largest communication agencies in the world—has mastered the art of digital collaboration thanks to Microsoft Teams. From collaborating with the world’s leading experts in prosthetics to give a veteran the ability to once again swim with his family, to simply networking and having fun, you’ll see how Teams is much more than a work tool—it’s a hub for inspiration and creativity.

8 Ways IoT Devices Can Improve Your Business Office

By now, you’re very aware of the hugely successful IoT implementations some companies have released into the market. Wearables, smartphones, smart cars, and even smart traffic lights have made headlines across the world. But what about the stuff that doesn’t make headlines? Some IoT applications—such as those we use around the office—may not be as exciting as others, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t as useful or interesting.

In this article, you’ll learn about IoT applications that are revolutionizing the workplace and how each of them can add value to products and services we didn’t even know could be automated. From coffee machines to smart office heat mapping, these are 8 ways your office could be getting smarter in the near future.

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The Future of Productivity: Teamwork and Collaboration

Long gone are the days when the bulk of office communication was made via lengthy, often incomprehensible email threads. Also going extinct—thankfully— are the colossal company-wide emails that were often responded to by recipients using the “reply all” button.

Today’s corporate communication is evolving—not to the Orwellian, drone-like future portrayed in the movies, but toward a more multimedia-focused and casual approach. Nowadays, boring project management software is losing traction to intuitive digital tools such as Slack or Microsoft Teams which enable communication and collaboration to happen from a single platform.

In this article, you’ll learn about the major trends that are transforming office communications around the world. You’ll also gain insight into how several industry leaders envision the future of collaboration, and what tools they’re using within their organizations to push forward projects worldwide.

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Driving digital transformation with Microsoft Dynamics 365 to create an integrated, growth-enabling workplace


After growing into one of the largest hotel chains in the U.S., the Red Lion Hotel Corporation (RLH) faced the challenge of combining its internal siloed legacy platforms into a unified system that enabled data-driven decision making.

Leveraging the robust capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365, RLH obtained accurate performance data analysis, created a more efficient and productive workplace environment, and gained a revenue-increasing ecosystem that fosters integration and scalability.

Watch the video to learn more about their success story, then contact Bennett Adelson to learn how we can help your organization create its own success story.

Create a connected business powered by Microsoft

Imagine you’ve worked hard to plan and strategize your IoT roadmap. You’ve finally established what devices you want to connect and how you’re going to use that data to drive growth for your business. You’ve also convinced the board and other stakeholders about your strategy and have gotten the green light to begin ASAP. So you’re all set, right? Well, not exactly. What’s missing is one of the most challenging and crucial steps for most companies—one that can completely make or break your entire initiative: choosing the correct platform on which to execute your IoT program.

Ideally, you want a platform that allows devices to connect seamlessly —of course—but you also need flexibility, scalability, security, and the ability to transform data into dashboards to obtain insights.

In this infographic, you’ll learn how Microsoft IoT Central meets all of these requirements while delivering an intuitive and highly customizable UI that can and will adapt to your business, not the other way around.

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