Successfully Introducing Microsoft Teams in Five Steps

by Bernhart Rastorfer on 09/25/2020

In previous blog posts, we have explained how you can achieve Teams excellence in three steps and have covered topics such as integrating • setup and technology • knowledge and expertise • organization and guidelines into your modern workplace strategy. Customers who follow this route with COSMO CONSULT are laying the foundations for successfully introducing Microsoft Teams.

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Digitization

Virtual Teamwork Needs Rules

by Bernhard Rastorfer on 09/21/2020

Collaboration in the digital space works even without collaboration tools. But it’s only through using solutions like Microsoft Teams that work groups ensure they “team up” more efficiently—always provided that the tool is optimally integrated into existing business processes. A few sensible guidelines help maintain transparency and to work efficiently long-term in the New Normal.

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Collaboration,
Digitization

How to Turn Your Employees into Microsoft Team Professionals

by Bernhard Rastorfer on 09/16/2020

You can install Microsoft Teams quickly and get it unlocked even faster. It is not just about the technology though. Employees and administrators must also be fit to use and manage the new apps.

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Collaboration,
Digitization

Brave new working environment?

by Andreas Thumfart on 09/08/2020

It is quite clear that our grandparents “went to work” in a completely different way than we do today. Nowadays, though, we don’t have to look back decades to see that the world of work has changed profoundly. And this process of change is not yet over—far from it. We are right in the middle of it. What exactly is changing though, and why?

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Digitization

How to improve your liquidity during the crisis

by Judith Lichtlein on 06/24/2020

Professional liquidity management is particularly important in today’s world. The COVID19 crisis caused a sudden upturn in some companies, while others have struggled with a sharp decline in sales. The Creditreform credit agency, for example, expects a noticeable wave of insolvencies as early as fall 2020. So it makes sense to take a closer look at customers these days.

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Digitization

Why receivables management is so important in the crisis

by Daniel Schmid on 06/24/2020

So far, there has been no marked increase in corporate insolvencies in the COVID19 crisis. However, experts such as the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Halle (IWH), expect that this will change no later than fall. With this is mind, is there anything you can do right now to limit the economic risk? The answer is: you can, if you focus on payment experiences, debt collection and creditworthiness information.

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Digitization

Why the Cloud is scoring on security

by Christian Krause on 05/27/2020

When it comes to switching to the cloud, security no longer needs to be an obstacle. With comprehensive security concepts and massive investments in IT security, cloud providers are now more secure than the infrastructure of many companies. If the in-house security concept is solid, too, cloud users can achieve an even higher level of security with disaster recovery-as-a-service or AI-based services for cyber security.

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Digitization

How to cut costs by switching to the cloud

by Christian Krause on 05/27/2020

Many small and medium-sized businesses hesitate to start running their IT infrastructure and application landscapes more efficiently in the cloud. One reason is the concern that operating costs could get out of control. Yet, if you get the main things right, the result is noticeable cost-savings and a big step towards digitalization.

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Digitization

What does Cloud Migration mean for your IT team?

by Christian Krause on 05/27/2020

When you switch to the cloud, administrative tasks fall away, and you’re left with more room for innovation. It’s the perfect time to introduce or advance agile approaches like DevOps and Scrum and streamline collaboration with the departments. One thing is certain: the cloud cannot succeed unless your own IT department is on board and continuously monitors cloud environments.

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Digitization

The three phases of cloud migration

by Christian Krause on 05/25/2020

Every journey begins with the first step. Strategic cloud migration is also a journey of sorts. It’s not something you want to cram in company-wide on one set date. Quite the contrary. Once the strategic framework parameters are set and the IT workloads to be migrated are defined and prioritized (for instance, in conjunction with a COSMO CONSULT Workshop based on the cloud adoption framework), you can start with an initial cloud migration pilot project, followed by a series of follow-up projects.

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Digitization