Returning to the office probably feels great for many temporary home workers who believe that their office desk set-up can’t be replicated. Getting back to the full office set-up is perfect for the right now, but we are facing uncertain times and contingency plans are necessary. It is now more important than ever to have a full remote working solution in place so, if the need arises again, your business is a step ahead and ready to quickly deploy a remote working set-up.

SynergyGroup offers what we like to call the complete remote working solution – If you’re looking for a seamless migration to the cloud, advanced enterprise-grade security and a host of productivity tools, Microsoft 365 is a solution like no other. Security should be considered carefully when it comes to a remote working solution. Microsoft 365 comes with multi-factor authentication (MFA), as well as the built-in features you receive with Windows 10, to give you peace of mind that your business is secure. In addition, SynergyGroup offer a variety of bespoke added security options to really make your business robust.

Almost every business handles sensitive data; 365 provides tailored security solutions like email encryption and data loss prevention, so you won’t have to worry if your remote workers accidentally share something in the wrong place. Everything is securely kept within the digital walls of your organisation.

You also should consider how your phones will work when you return and then of course if you then have to move back to working from home. A seamless integration such as 8×8 works from anywhere and across a multitude of devices. It is fully equipped to sync with Microsoft Teams to enable a more unified approach than has been seen before.

In the wake of COVID-19 lockdown, it’s important to learn the lessons that were harshly taught as we were forced to work remotely. If businesses are ushered back into their homes en masse again, already having remote collaboration tools in place allows you to pick up business as usual immediately. Apps like Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive (all part of the 365 suite) and 8×8 unified communications, give your staff ample opportunity to work together seamlessly and perhaps even more productively than in the office.

With 8×8 integrating in new, previously unexplored ways and Microsoft constantly improving Microsoft 365 as a solution to enable users to work more efficiently (you may want to check-in on your departments and employees, plus Teams now has breakout rooms where your staff can brainstorm ideas together in smaller groups).

Putting your business a step ahead in times like these involves implementing cloud services that can fully upgrade the way your staff have previously been working from home. Microsoft Azure is the backbone of Microsoft 365, providing the solid, reliable cloud infrastructure that boosts the performance and security of 365. Azure enables you to run other applications on the same cloud infrastructure as 365, meaning better integration and a smoother experience.

Are you getting the completion remote working solution out of your Microsoft solution? Maybe you’re looking to implement a remote working solution in the wake of the lockdown? We can support you in leveraging the benefits of a complete cloud solution to make your business more resilient in the face of uncertainty and offer more flexibility for your employees.

If you’d like more information about how SynergyGroup can help you to replace & update your telecoms solution for your business, or any of the other solutions we offer, you can contact any of the SynergyGroup team on:

0800 915 6666 or email