35 years later, history repeats itself. In a full back page ad in the New York Times, Slack, the fast-growing messaging startup, welcomes Microsoft’s competition into the messaging market with an open letter in a mocking undertone.
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Half a century ago, mountains of paperwork used to be one of the tell-tale hallmarks of a busy, productive office churning through piles of work. By comparison, today’s digital workspaces are much sleeker. Instead of physical piles, the endless documents, presentations and spreadsheets that we produce each day are helpfully hidden behind a screen.
UPDATE: Information in this article was updated on 28th of November, 2017. Office 365 comes with an intriguing set of handy tools and features to help you work smarter and more efficiently in Microsoft’s cloud.
Whether it is in our personal life with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email, you name it, or at work with a variety of social feeds, intranet portals, blogs, email and more – in today’s information-loaded world of cloud-based networking, we are constantly challenged to pool the volume of information that is coming at us through a vast number of channels. And more often than not, we struggle to break through the content clutter and comb out which kind of information is of relevance to us in order to master our daily activities.
It’s clear that in a digitalized age, simply having digitized processes isn’t enough. Analogue workplaces have now become a thing of the past – only seen in TV and movies. So it would be hard to expect to stand out simply by automating your workflow in line with everybody else in your industry.
Remember when in 2012 a Russian cyberpunk stole 176 million encrypted login credentials from LinkedIn hashed using the woefully weak SH1 function and put it up for sale on a darknet marketplace for peanuts?
Organizational psychologists have long been touting the benefits of fostering positive workplaces, but some companies still uphold cut-throat, high-pressure environments in the belief that it’s the best way to whip employees into shape and deliver results. In reality, it’s sometimes the best way to push employees towards burnout.
Office 365 is not just about getting things done faster. It is about reinventing how you get them done.
The word ‘marketing’ usually brings external branding to mind – reaching out to your target market and creating an awareness of your brand in order to foster strong customer relationships.
CEO Satya Nadella’s words pretty much hit home at the Microsoft Government Cloud Forum in November 2015, striking a chord with the many IT managers who more often than not seem to be deeply concerned about Office 365 compliance and data security when facing the decision whether or not to move on-premises content to Microsoft’s cloud-based service. Why?