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BlackCSI Helps Small to Mid-Sized Businesses Leverage the Power of Microsoft Teams to Collaborate Faster and More Effectively
HARRISBURG, PA — January 2020 – BlackCSI, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company is leveraging the power of Microsoft Teams to help companies collaborate faster and more effectively. As we enter a new decade, the workforce is changing drastically, both in demographic and behavioral tendencies. Millennials soon will make up the majority of the workforce and “by 2025, 3 out of every 4 workers, globally, will be a millennial,” (source: TIME Magazine). Millennials and Generation Z have a preference for working remotely and utilizing collaboration enabling tools.
Microsoft Teams is a representation of the way that communication has changed the way we work and is set to become the new standard in collaboration and professional communication, posing many new opportunities for enhanced productivity amongst SMBs. BlackCSI is helping businesses reinvent themselves and remain relevant with advanced technology, so they can reach higher heights than ever before.
“There are myriad of collaboration tools out there, but the core reason that SMBs will be utilizing Microsoft Teams in the future is because it increases an organization’s capacity to collaborate, but more importantly, they can collaborate securely,” stated Ruthann Black, President of BlackCSI. This tool goes far beyond our traditional paradigm of workplace communication, which included emails, office phones and conference calls. The dominant channels of communication have shifted to a wider array, including, real-time collaboration, private chat, public conversation, audio calls, video calls and virtual meetings, all of which are encompassed in the Microsoft Teams solution.
The younger players in the workforce, Millennials and Gen Z find this assortment of communication tools to be integral to their success in any organization. This is why BlackCSI is leading the charge on the deployment of Microsoft Teams, because it is the ideal way to meet the needs of younger employees while simultaneously maximizing the effectiveness of more seasoned workers. “There’s a reason that Microsoft is including emojis and GIFs in the software, they understand who are the power users will be and how businesses need to adapt now, in order to keep attracting top talent in the future,” added Black.
Another key trend amongst SMBs is that more companies are going international. Whether they’re relying on international suppliers and vendors, developers or virtual assistants, the demand for bridging language barriers has proven to be key in keeping businesses ahead of the curve when it comes to collaboration. One of the exciting features within Microsoft Teams is the ability to instantly translate languages in the chat or messaging features, with one-click. “The world economy is going to continue expanding and become more globally interactive,” commented Black. “This is not going to slow down, in fact, it will only speed up.”
Lastly, companies that are concerned with the handling of sensitive information, which is especially important in industries like Financial and Healthcare, can rest assured that Microsoft Teams satisfies the requirements for compliance set by several governing agencies. Businesses that want to increase their capacity for collaboration, innovation and relevance need to take a look at implementing technologies like Microsoft Teams.
Since we were first founded in 2002 by Ruthann Black, BlackCSI has provided small and medium-sized businesses with comprehensive IT support and consulting services.
Our mission is to maximize your return on investment by providing the kind of technology management services that are ordinarily reserved for large enterprises. From IT network management, unified communications to physical and logical security integration and much more, BlackCSI is committed to providing quality services to our clients with honest communication that you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere, for prices that are fair and affordable.
We believe that the best way to solve an IT issue is to prevent it from ever happening in the first place. This is why we leverage a proactive service approach to predict and eliminate your technology issues - before they influence your business.
We are dedicated to serving our clients by listening to them, learning about the problems that they face, clarifying our process to maintain transparency, and reiterating how our solutions are of benefit to those we assist.
With Managed Services from BlackCSI, you will be able to enjoy: Proactive Care - The most effective way to avoid downtime and data loss is to be prepared to mitigate and avoid the circumstances that lead to them. 24/7 Maintenance - IT issues don’t stick to a 9 to 5 schedule. Neither do we. For a predictable monthly fee, you can enjoy anytime access to remote and on-site services, keeping you in operation. Live Help Desk Support - Need one-on-one assistance with your IT? Our Help Desk services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
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