Staying productive despite the tube strikes

Posted 9 January 2017 12:00 AM by Ricky Wallace, Marketing Manager @ ClearPeople

Another tube strike is upon us. And for many of us it is the first working Monday of the new year - how ideal! London commuters will be trying their hardest to navigate alternative routes into the office to be able to get their work done. When London Underground shuts up shop, we at ClearPeople are lucky enough to have the option to work from home. Not just because we're trusted to get on with our work (obvioulsy!) but because we operate a digital workspace which means we have all the tools, apps and resources to get our work done easily from whatever device we choose to use, all without the need for VPN. 

Our digital workspace has Microsoft's Office 365 at its heart and it allows users to work on their own devices, wherever they are, and with a fast and seamless experience when they're doing it.

With Office 365, the tube strike doesn't matter. We can work from anywhere on any device...

At the core of ClearPeople's digital workspace is Microsoft Office itself - the familiar Office applications businesses use everyday - now offered as a cloud service, so it’s always up to date. But Office 365 is also so much more. It’s about bringing enterprise-grade services to organisations of all sizes, from online meetings to sharing documents to real-time collaboration. It's modern business in the Cloud.

Business-class email  

We've got large 50GB mailboxes that can send messages up to 25MB in size, with shared calendars, and spam and malware protection that stays up to date. It's built with Exchange email technology, the leading email solution for business around the world. We can login using our own custom domain for our professional email address, connect with Outlook for fully featured offline support, and access email via any modern web browser. It's available to all users on a PC and Mac, as well as Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices.

Online meetings

Skype for Business allows us to hold scheduled or ad-hoc online meetings for up to 250 participants, with screen sharing, audio and video, virtual whiteboards, polls, and shared notes. We can talk to clients, partners, suppliers and colleagues through any HTML5 browser.

Online document storage and file sharing 

This is the lifesaver. With terabytes of space in the cloud to store, backup, and easily share files, we can gain access to documents from almost any device, also synchronised offline and available without an internet connection.

Private social networking and collaboration

With Yammer, we can set up a social network that helps us stay connected, share information across teams, and make faster, more informed decisions. 

Office & Mobile Productivity

It's not only good for us, but it's also good for our employers and their business...

Office 365 changes how employees do their work, but it also changes how companies consume IT:

Simplified IT management  

It reduces headaches by reducing their IT infrastructure. Content lives safely in globally-distributed datacenters with continuous backup and disaster recovery abilities. 

Financially-backed SLA  

They've got peace of mind knowing services are available when they need them with a financially-backed 99.9% uptime service level agreement.

Reduce capital expenditure

Office 365 is available as a simple monthly subscription. You can avoid large up-front costs for new software while moving the cost of IT from capital to operating expense.

Cut hardware and energy costs  

Without servers to run for email, websites, and document storage, the reduction in energy costs has been massive and there is no large bill for purchasing new server hardware. 

Be always up to date

Since Office 365 is in the cloud, it is always up to date. No patches or software upgrades necessary. Microsoft is adding new value and capabilities on a monthly basis.

License what you need  

Office 365 provides many plans to fit the right capability needs and price points for each user in the organisation.

Scale your business quickly  

Office 365 grows with the business. Adding a new user is as simple as buying an additional license. 

So, the tube strikes don't have to be a nightmare - talk to ClearPeople to find out how Office 365 can benefit your business.


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