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Five Signs You Have A Complex IT Environment

IT environments have evolved extensively in the last few years as new and more robust technologies have become available. The name of the game is simplicity; and everything is being built in ways that improve user experience, enhance productivity, enable collaboration and ensure smooth, seamless operations. Doesn’t that sound magnificent?

If this doesn’t resonate with the way that your IT environment currently operates, then perhaps it is an overly complex system that needs to be refined? It might not be easy to determine whether or not your IT department is out of date and in need of a makeover, so we’ve put together five signs that will help you validate whether or not you have a complex IT environment.


If this sounds normal to you, then perhaps you haven’t had the pleasure of identifying with tools that have been made available to simplify your business mechanics. While tools such as Microsoft 365 have been created to do exactly this, let’s not assume for a second that simple means primitive. It’s through simplicity that cloud computing solutions such as this have become so powerful.

Microsoft 365 has been designed in such a way that it incorporates the entire suite of services required by a business in a connected manner. Each has been built to work with another, making it one of the most comprehensive systems available housing everything you need to successfully operate your business. The best part? Complete integration and single sign-on.


If onboarding a new employee gives you nightmares, perhaps it’s because you don’t have effective systems in place to manage the process, their access control and the setting up of new systems? Did you know that this isn’t how it has to be? By setting up an IT environment that works to streamline your business processes and the way you work, onboarding a new staff member can literally be as easy as assigning permissions and giving them a tour of your filing structure.


Not only is it dangerous to have multiple points of access to company data, but it’s confusing and frustrating too. If you’re operating on multiple servers, using channels like Dropbox, while also working on Sharepoint for different business aspects… you’re trying too hard.

Microsoft 365 makes it easy by using cloud-based storage for all your important data. It can be accessible by anyone or only a few people and it’s easy to manage access control for multiple employees from any location. This also means that your data is accessible from anywhere, making it easy to work with, whether you’re on-site, at a client or working from a remote location.


In today’s day and age, if your team is not talking about collaboration and working in collaboration, you’re missing out what could be a game-changer for your business. Team-work cannot happen in silos. Microsoft 365 offers multiple collaboration tools that make working in an engaging, interactive, agile environment an absolute breeze. From Skype for Business for online meetings and team updates, to Microsoft Teams for comprehensive planning and project management and collaboration. There are so many options that transform teams into families.


The unfortunate side effect of not being aligned to technology that helps you expand, is that you won’t expand. Your business growth will be stunted because your technology won’t allow you to move forward. If you are already experiencing the frustration of not being able to expand and move forward in the way that you envision your business should be, then perhaps it’s time to take a look at how you’re managing your IT environment?

In order to prepare for simplicity, you need to expand your collaborative system. How? Start by attending our Technology Enablement Workshop to understand exactly how you can use technology to your business’s advantage.

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