Microsoft Modern Workplace supports employee engagement and productivity to improve efficiency, collaboration and job satisfaction.

Microsoft Modern Workplace contributes to better, more efficient and safer collaboration. By combining the right tools with industry specific knowledge and the information from your organisation, you can maximise productivity in your company.

The Microsoft Modern Workplace consists of Microsoft 365 Enterprise (Office 365, Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility + Security) and the Power Platform. Modern Workplace, supplemented with the relevant business applications and data, ensures that employees get the best out of themselves, work together safely, and are flexible in the choice of devices and apps.

If you want to be able to quickly respond to changes in the marketplace, you need a flexible and agile organisation, so providing a modern, digital workplace is essential.

HSO Modern Workplace Video Series

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Video Series: HSO Modern Workplace

There are four pillars within a modern workplace, all underpinned by a core security offering using Microsoft 365, whilst also offering on premise access and mobile access for your users and applications:

1) Communication

Most employees are used to using email for communication both within and outside of their business. HSO can show you how to optimise your communication and protect your data by implementing Microsoft Teams with Microsoft 365 and implementing the surrounding governance and policies to protect your data, your users and your reputation.

2) Collaboration

Does your business collaborate effectively? Are you aware of where your data is, how its used and if its GDPR compliant? Would you like to ensure your users aren’t duplicating effort and are working in collaboration to ensure time and money isn’t being wasted.

HSO can help you understand how the Power Platform, along with Microsoft 365, can help you achieve your goals using Microsoft Modern Workplace. HSO can deliver you a sustainable technological landscape to allow a better and safer collaboration space for your business.

3) Productivity

Using the Microsoft 365 set of ready-made applications, along with the Power Platform and Azure, learn how to enhance or change your existing business processes to make your business more productive and increase your user adoption and job satisfaction. Technology shouldn’t hinder your people, it should enable them, but if you don’t know where to start, you’re not going to be using it effectively. HSO can show you how you can get the most out of your IT investments, from quick wins, to future road mapping and using technology to revolutionise the way your business works.

4) Automation

Automation can offer many benefits, from improving the way you work through to enabling your business to do more with less using the tools within Microsoft 365.

Benefits of automation can include:

  • Reducing costs
  • Increasing efficiency
  • Improving consistency, accuracy and confidence
  • Process optimisation

The immediate benefits are clear – fewer opportunities for human error, fewer unproductive work hours, less time lost to employee absence, reduced training and HR costs….

HSO can assist you in setting up automation within your business, from simple workflows, to complete steps within a task, to fully automating business processes end to end using Microsoft 365 and Azure.

Microsoft 365 with EMS for underpinning Security within the Modern Workplace

Managing security issues can be complex and the traditional approach to security taken by IT is usually just to lock everything down. There are two problems with this approach. Firstly, overly tight security means that users may be unable to do their jobs effectively. Secondly, it encourages your employees to discover workarounds which can create even greater security risks.

Using the Modern Workplace and Microsoft 365 + EMS and Microsoft Azure, HSO can enable you to modernise your security environment and sustain better working habits for your business and your employees, while continuing to protect your users and your business in this ever-changing space.

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Advantage of Modern Workplace


Flexibility, speed and productivity

28% of all employees have difficulty processing all of the information they receive in a working day. With HSO Modern Workplace it becomes a lot easier for your employees to structure and process this information. This allows your staff to work smarter and more efficiently.


Promotes collaboration

Good co-operation within and between organisations is cruicial if you want to have satisfied customers and employees. The HSO Modern Workplace helps to significantly reduce the email flow and greatly improve co-operation between your staff. Your employees are able to communicate in an accessible way within their team, inside and outside the organisation. In this way, all communication is streamlined.


Greater balance between safety and ease of use

Your employees must be able to access their work safely, regardless of where they are. But when they have to sign up for all kinds of applications over and over again, their frustration often creates unsecure workarounds. That’s why you want to offer an easy way to work safely. The HSO Modern Workplace works with the “one identify” concept. Employees get access to all the information they need with one password.


Secure devices for secure access

In a modern workplace, the (mobile) devices are the access door to your business -critical data. By setting up blueprints in advance, the HSO Modern Workplace can be rolled out within half an hour and can automatically keep all devices within your organisation up-to-date. In addition, the HSO Modern Workplace offers the possibility to remotely wipe stolen or lost devices.


Compliant with protected applications and data

Work carefree knowing that you have all the tools to work and be GDPR compliant. The HSO Modern Workplace can even protect your data after it has left your company. Especially when employees use personal cloud services such as Dropbox or Slack - so-called “shadow IT” - you run the risk of losing sensitive information. With the HSO Modern Workplace we provide insights into where possible leaks are located and we make alternatives available to your employees to prevent the use of shadow IT.