Cloudy Councils: Digitally transform your council though Microsoft 365

We are all aware of cloud computing, its everywhere in our lives, from the items we buy (Amazon) to the services we consume (Google). But how can the ‘’cloud’’ help you and your council? Well the answer is a lot! 

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Digitally transform your council though Microsoft 365

 

We are all aware of cloud computing, its everywhere in our lives, from the items we buy (Amazon) to the services we consume (Google). But how can the ‘’cloud’’ help you and your council? Well the answer is a lot!  

 

Today’s clerks are being asked to do more and more, the adoption of additional services, more staff and the increase of admin and legislation means they are working at capacity and beyond! Having the correct systems to keep pace is key, and a modern IT system that is simple to use, secure and cost effective makes a huge difference, say hello to Microsoft Office 365 or the “modern workplace.”  

 

Microsoft call this; digital transformation, the adoption of IT services to modernize and improve productivity, security and performance.  

 

Here at CloudyIT we see lot of councils and companies at different stages of their ‘’digital transformation.” We describe it as heading in a direction rather than getting to a specific place, as we know IT doesn’t stand still, and there will always be new threats, legislation or services to contend with. However, knowing you are using the correct cloud that is growing as you grow is key, and Microsoft 365 ticks all the boxes.  

Which cloud should I use?!

 

There are so many choices; Dropbox, Google, Microsoft; all these offer great solutions, but often we find clients are using a bit of all of these, making their systems complicated, expensive and insecure. 

 

The key to digital transformation is finding specific services that offer real world benefits to your organization. Word, Excel, Outlook – these services have been around for years and are tried and tested, but what new services can Microsoft offer that can truly improve your council’s IT and make a difference? Well the answer is a lot (I know I said it again and will probably say it more!)  

 

Microsoft Planner, SharePoint, Forms, PowerApps, Bookings Manager, Delve, Onenote, are all powerful applications that if used correctly, can turbo charge your IT systems, improving productivity, performance and drastically increasing security. CloudyIT work with councils to implement these systems, taking best practice from Microsoft and real-world experiences from other councils to ensure real world benefits!  

Case Study

 

Cloudy recently helped Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council with their digital transformation, migrating them to Microsoft Office 365 and implementing several of the above services. Click here for more information on their experience of moving to office 365 with Cloudy Group.

 

If you want more information visit this link or call David Hall on 01280 814684.