Can you imagine this pandemic without Netflix, the internet or, even more importantly these days, phones or video calls? It would make everything that much more difficult. Take a moment to be thankful for all the technology that allows us to stay connected while miles apart.
Not only did this technology significantly help us in our personal lives, but it made a deep impact in businesses everywhere. Switching to a remote-work setup isn’t easy. Threats like the coronavirus are bound to create disruption, but with unexpected challenges comes opportunity.
Here are 5 of our favorite technologies that we at SYNACT are grateful for this Thanksgiving.
1. Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams is communication and collaboration platform in Microsoft 365 - formerly known as Office 365 and is integrated with all the Microsoft applications. Teams isn't just for work anymore. Stay connected with everyone across your life in the Teams app.
“With the pandemic, face-to-face communication has gone mostly virtual. From checking in with family and friends to regularly scheduled meetings, video calls have become the go-to method for staying in touch. Microsoft Teams has been a game-changer for connecting with those in my personal life to efficiently collaborating with my SYNACT team. Microsoft has truly created a product that enables people to be connected and productive no matter where they physically reside.”
-Jordyn, Marketing Director
2. Microsoft To-Do
Microsoft To Do is a task management app that helps you stay organized, be productive, and get more time for yourself. With Microsoft To Do, you can easily create to-do lists, set reminders, and collaborate with friends and colleagues.
“I love making lists and with To Do, I can make my lists and have a list of all of my Tasks from Outlook and Dynamics 365 consolidated into one place. The sound To Do makes when you mark something off your list is really satisfying too!”
-Sarah S., Director of Service Delivery
3. Business Voice
Microsoft 365 Business Voice makes it easy for small and medium organizations to turn Microsoft Teams into a powerful and flexible telephone system. It fully replaces traditional telephony providers and in-house phone systems that can be difficult and costly to manage.
“Business Voice allows me to make and receive calls via my laptop computer without separate telephony, whether I'm working from home or the office. Plus, the app on my mobile phone ensures I'll never miss a call!”
-Jason, Sales Development Specialist
4. Microsoft Dynamics 365
Dynamics 365 is a set of intelligent business applications that helps you run your entire business and deliver greater results through predictive, AI-driven insights.
“As a business owner, it’s essential that I keep my thumb on the pulse of what’s happening in the organization. With Dynamics 365, I can watch progress and performance in real-time. With a quick glance at my dashboards, I can efficiently identify those areas that need my immediate attention, even when my team isn’t in the office.”
-Sarah C., SYNACT President