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Do you run events? 3 ways you can use IT to operate as normal

by | Mar 31, 2020 | Microsoft Teams

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I write this piece as Italy goes into lockdown.  It is said that other countries will follow suit.  So how can you effectively plan your IT so that business can run as normal?

Maybe you run events, meetings or workshops?  Many businesses run these types of physical meetings.  In a lockdown, you can still operate.  We’re going to outline what IT systems to use.

The Workshop IT

These types of events usually have some interaction with a presenter, the audience and whiteboards for collaboration.

Now you might have guessed I’d suggest Microsoft Teams here.  Nevertheless, there are a few software platforms specifically designed for workshops and canvas collaboration.

These include Bluescape, Microsoft Whiteboard & Mural.

These platforms benefit from several cloud technologies.  For example, Bluescape runs purely in the web browser.  Thus, you don’t have to worry about the software if you have a large number of people attending an online event.  Bluescape is controlled all within Edge or Google Chrome.

The Online Presentation/Webinar

There are many webinar software choices on the market.  Microsoft has started supporting webinars within Microsoft Teams with enterprise licensing.  Though, Zoom has the upper hand when it comes to webinars.

Not only can you control participants and attendees, but Zoom also includes a slick registration process.  Furthermore, all attendees are reminded about the webinar taking place with countdown emails.

This might sound like a bonus.  Yet, from an online perspective, these reminders will boost the numbers that come to your presentation.

The Collaboration/Team environment

I don’t think I’ve ever been to an online networking event.  Can you imagine a BNI meeting or local networking event being held online?  Well, Microsoft Teams might provide the answer.

Microsoft’s leading application has made waves in the workplace over the last few years.  It has the ability to create segmented channels and topics.  This functionality, combined with the inbuilt chat and video conference feature, allows Microsoft Teams to be used for some creative purposes.

In other words, there is a whole host of software packages that can provide a solution.  Hence, we are here to help you make the right choice with the right software.

As an IT provider, we can deploy this software and keep it secure.  Moreover, we can train your staff.  So they’ll be confident in delivering what’s required no matter where they might be located over the coming months.

Please contact us today to get your workforce ready for the coming changes.

Please email [email protected] or call 1300 766 455.

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