Many companies strive to offer their employees an increasingly flexible and productive working environment. Certainly the corona period had a very big impact on this. Creating digital workplaces is key here to allow flexible working without losing productivity. As Cloud360, we specialise in cloud solutions and this digital transformation. We are therefore happy to tell you more about how we can help facilitate digital workplaces for your business.

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What is a digital workplace?

First, a brief introduction, because what does such a digital workplace actually entail? Digital workstations have become the cornerstone of modern business operations in recent years. Here, employees have anytime, anywhere access to the tools and information they need to work effectively. Not only within the premises of the company in question, but also, for example, from home or abroad. In a digital workplace, an employee not only has access to e-mail and documents, but also to collaborative tools, business applications and access to company data, for example.

Microsoft 365: The heart of the digital workplace

At Cloud360, we see Microsoft 365 as the ideal heart of a digital workplace. Microsoft 365 is a cloud solution that offers a host of tools and services to boost productivity within a company. Think Exchange Online for e-mail, SharePoint for document management and Teams for internal and external collaboration. Cloud360 helps implement, manage and optimise Microsoft 365 to offer a seamless digital work experience.

Benefits of Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 offers a number of key benefits, which is why we at Cloud360 see it as an ideal cloud solution:

  • Flexible: With Microsoft 365, employees can access their e-mail, documents and Microsoft tools from anywhere in the world. In doing so, it does not matter where they are, as long as they have an internet connection at their disposal.
  • Scalable: Microsoft 365 can scale up and down depending on the size of the organisation. This is because you pay per user, so you never pay more than you need.
  • Veilig: Microsoft 365 is a secure solution that meets today’s security requirements. Data and communication within the company therefore remain secure.
  • Familiarity: Many employees are familiar with Microsoft software and operating systems, making the choice of Microsoft 365 a fairly natural and intuitive step. This allows employees to quickly start using it effectively, where competitors often have a bigger learning curve anyway.
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Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD): future of flexible working

Increasingly, we are choosing Azure Virtual Desktop in consultation with organisations. Azure Virtual Desktop, often abbreviated as AVD, is a cloud solution from Microsoft for virtualisation of desktops and applications. It enables deployment and management of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in the cloud. AVD thus allows employees to access their entire Windows desktop, including all applications and data, from virtually any Internet-enabled device. This is another step in the development of digital workplaces.

Read more: What is Microsoft Azure?

In recent years, Cloud360 has specialised in becoming a leading specialist in the Netherlands in the implementation and management of Azure Virtual Desktop. Thanks to in-depth expertise and experience in cloud solutions, Cloud360 can provide comprehensive support in setting up, configuring and managing AVD environments.

We understand that your organisation’s needs and objectives must be at the heart of our work. Therefore, we design and implement customised AVD solutions that are a perfect fit for your organisation. What sets us apart in this is our ability not only to tackle the technical aspects of implementation, but also to provide guidance on optimising digital workstations. We advise on best practices, implement robust security and provide ongoing support.

Higher employee satisfaction

Providing a digital workplace can contribute significantly to the level of employee satisfaction. There are a number of aspects that contribute to this:

  • Flexibility: A digital workplace also allows employees to work remotely. Thus, they enjoy more flexibility in how and where they carry out their work. This improves work-life balance by giving them more control over their working hours and workplace. This allows work to be better aligned with personal commitments.
  • Productivity: It is proven that employees work more efficiently when they can access their work documents and applications from any Internet-enabled device, even when they are on the move. It thus becomes easier for them to work and communicate together, regardless of their physical location. Need to read or send an email while sitting in the dentist’s waiting room? No problem!
  • Less travel time: Because employees can also work remotely, there is a reduced need to travel daily to a physical work location. This reduces travel time and also travel costs. This has a positive contribution to work-life balance, but also ensures a higher level of satisfaction as they can spend more time on important things instead of travelling.
  • Empowerment: A digital workplace provides employees with tools and technologies needed to carry out their work effectively, wherever and whenever it is. This provides a sense of empowerment and autonomy, which can lead to higher job satisfaction and engagement.

Need help setting up digital workstations?

Would you like to start setting up digital workplaces for your business or make it more efficient, but don’t know where to start? Then contact us. We are happy to discuss the possibilities and opportunities with you without any obligation!