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Workplace-as-a-Service™ Just add people Why nobody likes IT But why they should
Back in the day, IT could do no wrong. You were the golden ones, super-heroes, hotshots, gurus, magicians...
Handing out laptops.
Introducing cool flat screens.
...DJ’ing the office party.
And when people asked really stooopid tech questions...
And when people asked really stooopid tech questions... When will someone come around and empty the recycle bin on my PC?
And when people asked really stooopid tech questions... When will someone come around and empty the recycle bin on my PC? ...you kept a straight face (until you’d left the room, anyway).
But that feels like an eternity ago. Things have changed. Radically.
Who still loves IT?
Who still loves IT? (if offices had tumbleweed, you’d see it now)
Who has issues with IT? Just about everyone steps forward... Sales — Marketing — Finance — Business — Customer Service.
It’s gone downhill fast since the glory days. But why?
Everyone has something to say about IT. ‘Slow to respond’
‘Live in their own world’
‘Blocks the apps we need’
‘Doesn't get what we do’
Us It’s getting all ‘US and THEM’. Them ... and now you're one of THEM.
It's like there’s 1 organization. But 2 companies inside. Fighting a slow war of attrition. Grinding both sides down and where everyone loses out.
Sometimes people use stronger words about IT...
Sometimes people use stronger words about IT...
People’s views of IT could be summed up in one word...
People’s views of IT could be summed up in one word... No.
People’s views of IT could be summed up in one word... No. “They are the No People Their mission is to say No to anything and everything” (some people think you even enjoy saying No).
But that’s just not fair...
No one understands IT – and they should. You’re doing a heroic job against tough odds in so many ways...
When you stop and think, there's a lot you do - even if people don't always give you the credit. Five things come to mind straight away...
Providing the IT services everyone takes for granted.
Providing the IT services everyone takes for granted. FACT: If you stopped – EVERYTHING would stop.
Defending everyone against new risks, every day.
Defending everyone against new risks, every day. FACT: Malware and hacker attacks are increasing.
Battling to maintain a massive legacy infrastructure.
Battling to maintain a massive legacy infrastructure. FACT: There’s no money for a new one.
Dealing with mind-boggling complexity.
Dealing with mind-boggling complexity. FACT: It feels like you’re completing the Rubix cube, one-handed, and under water. And that’s when it’s a good day.
...and doing it all with a shrinking budget and zero appreciation.
...and doing it all with a shrinking budget and zero appreciation. FACT: When company awards are handed out, IT never gets any.
If only you could avoid having to over-provision everything forced IT upgrades relentlessly managing, patching and securing
If only you could avoid spending 80% of your effort just keeping things going.
If you feel locked in, unable to escape and under constant pressure to do more with less, then we've got some great news...
You can say No to No.
Break free from vendor control! It’s possible... if you buy your workplace IT as a service instead. Pay per seat, per month. Then you can start saying Yes.
Yes to BYOD
Yes to Instant messaging
Yes to Presence
Yes to Conferencing
Yes to Online collaboration
Yes to Call savings
Yes to all this... Aligning IT with the business Using best-in-class tech Scaling up easily, anytime Delivering innovation, today.
You can give your business what it needs.
In fact, you could get so tired of saying ‘Yes’ you start using alternatives just for a change
By getting your workplace IT as a service you can become the Yes team Your popularity will soar...
Sales applauds. Marketing cheers. Business hollers. Customer Service claps. Finance smiles in a restrained way (that’s as good as it gets for them).
Your whole business benefits.
Productivity is up. Everyone is more engaged and can collaborate instantly— in the office, on the road or working from home.
Costs are down. No more hefty capital expenditure — predictable monthly, per-user fees bring everything under control.
And a whole load of pain is gone too No more multiple suppliers No more complexity
That gives you the freedom to be INNOVATIVE
Allowing you to think about what the business needs next before anyone else thinks of it (and that includes competitors).
Suddenly IT can regain its rightful place Recognized as the best... for using tech expertise to make life better for everyone
Now it feels like one company again. With everyone on the same side.
By getting your workplace IT as a service you can make it really simple and really clever. You can get your back.
We’ll show you how. Workplace-as-a-Service gives you all the IT and comms you need into one neat, per seat, per month package... so you can focus better on the cool stuff and win back the credit you deserve. Let's talk