Connected Workspace for Seamless Collaboration: The Future of Work

Kiran Arunkumar Babu
Services Manager
Softline India

The year gone by witnessed a new level of digital evolution with smarter devices and intelligent technologies. With the rapidly changing market dynamics and work becoming location-agnostic, digital workplace is becoming the new reality. According to Avanade’s definitive digital workplace research1, organizations have experienced a 67% hike in productivity, a 53% increase in employee engagement, and a 43% improvement in revenue by adopting the virtual workplace model.

Supported by ubiquitous connectivity and an array of collaborative tools, remote working is increasingly accepted by organizations across industries to stay agile and ensure business continuity. At Softline, we are constantly innovating and creating end-to-end technology solutions to power our customers’ digital transformation journey and build business resilience.

Optimizing Workforce with Adaptive Workplace

As organizations are transforming to embrace the remote work culture, technology has become a key enabler to quickly adapt to the connected workspace model. A recent Gartner report2 revealed that 74% of companies plan to shift their on-site employees to permanent remote positions in the post-pandemic world.

Being a leading global information technology solutions & services provider, Softline works with a customer-first approach to serve brand-independent solutions that best fit their needs. Through our partnership with Microsoft, we equip businesses with the right technology and tools like Microsoft Teams, Windows Virtual Desktop, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Microsoft Azure, and Mobile Device Management (MDM) services to realize the future of work.

Our broad portfolio of solutions helps organizations to plan, deploy, and manage their mobile environments with adequate technical expertise to achieve their goals faster. The entire solution design is executed under the observation of Service Managers from the technical & feasibility perspective. They devise new and innovative approaches to ensure the customer receives best-in-class services and support starting from understanding customer needs to implementing the solutions.

Softline & Microsoft – A Strong Partnership

As business leaders, we need to visualize, strategize, and identify unique potential and capabilities to be able to truly innovate and create a definitive growth plan. With Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing service, organizations can meet the evolving business challenges while getting the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive network using a host of tools & frameworks.

Through the partnership with Microsoft, Softline enables enterprises to maximize productivity with effective digital transformation in the changing market scenario. With the extended lockdown in the wake of the pandemic, one of the leading general insurance companies in India was facing delayed & longer sales cycles and technology challenges. Matching their business needs was Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. The deployment enabled them to connect & collaborate with prospective clients on a unified platform from their remote locations while ensuring business continuity. In another scenario, Softline empowered a leading investment & financial services provider in India to create a connected workspace with Microsoft Teams and overcome data protection challenges with EMS + Windows 10. Softline continues to work on its mission to enable enterprises to realize business transformation, in both private and public sectors.

Catalyzing Business Growth with Softline

Innovation is at the heart of Softline. Serving over 60,000 enterprises and SMBs worldwide, we are committed to keeping our promises and building long-term trust-based relationships with our clients, partners, and employees. We are constantly innovating to deliver new solutions that are efficient for every task. Our dedicated efforts in serving our clients garnered us more than 65% growth in 2019FY. As a global Microsoft Partner, Softline excels in providing Microsoft-based modern workplace solutions covering all aspects of IT from infrastructure deployment to management & security, and data storage & data exchange to process automation. Softline aims to further the goal to build the future together with clients and enable them to maximize their business growth.

The Future of Work

The way we work has changed. Now is the time to transform untapped opportunities into tangible business value. According to Gartner3, the demand for remote work will increase by 30% by 2030 due to a stronger preference for remote work by Gen Z. Connected and collaborative workspaces is the need of the hour to unlock the future of work, today.

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