The challenge: the requirements for a modern IT workplace have increased significantly in recent years. It is not just about classic office applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or Outlook, but also about file storage and exchange, video telephony, and online conferences. All functions should be integrated, user-friendly, and usable via many different end devices - whether in the office, on the move, or at home.
At the same time, security requirements are increasing: computers, tablets, and cell phones should also be able to access company data from outside. Devices and software constantly require new updates, and cybercriminals are increasingly targeting organizations with older software versions, as is often the case in the public sector.
The next generation of the IT workplace
With Microsoft 365, Microsoft provides a comprehensive, innovative software suite that includes all the functions of the modern workplace: Office applications, (video) telephony, emails, file storage, collaboration in dedicated teams, and internal company communication. Older applications that were previously used, such as Microsoft Publisher (for graphic design) and Microsoft Access (for creating your own databases), can also continue to be used. The suite is supplemented by services such as Microsoft Intune (management of physical and virtual end device management) and Microsoft Purview Information Protection (organization and protection of sensitive data).