Future-Proofing Bina Darulaman Berhad With Microsoft Office 365

Industry: Investment Holdings

Employee Size: >100-500

Solution:  Office 365 Business

Partner: SNS Network (M) Sdn Bhd, Systems Integrator

 Future-proofing. We often hear this term get tossed around in conferences and conversations. For Bina Darulaman Berhad (BDB), it’s a wakeup call to relook at how they manage their internal IT solutions and stay on top with the latest technology. But let’s back up a little. What does ‘future-proof’ actually mean?

What is ‘Future-Proofing’ ?

Cambridge Dictionary defined it as “to design or use a software, computer etc. so that it can still be used in the future; even when technology changes”. But future-proofing isn’t just making sure your IT systems are up-to-date – it’s about making sure the right solution fits into your business goals. According to a Work Institute report covered by TechRadar*, it is the business leader’s duty to make the right technology choices that makes working a lot easier for – saving them time and money that can be reinvested into better systems and continual innovations.

Challenges within BDB

With more than 500 staffs and 8 subsidiaries accounted for, they have identified three challenges that made them inefficient:

Software License Mismanagement

It’s certainly hard to manage the entire process (from provisioning to support) to distribute the Microsoft Office licenses to 500 people within the organization. Issues like misplaced licenses and the inability to keep track of its utilization gave poor visibility to the IT department on what resources the workforce has – especially when there are various software versions of Office.

Lacking Inter-Device Compatibility

As more employees utilizing their smart devices (such as smartphones and tablets) as a means to communicate and process work (i.e. editing, presenting, etc.) remotely, it was evident that BDB needed to transform and extend its Office suite of productivity tools to employees’ mobile devices.

IT Team Stretched Thin

The size of the organization also makes it difficult for the IT team to manage across departments and subsidiaries – making it difficult to focus on high priority projects.

Implementing Microsoft Office 365 Business

Ever since its installation, they’ve seen massive improvements in addressing their challenges that led to better integration and increase productivity such as:

  • Allowing employees to self-install their Office Suites to their devices, making it easy for seamless integration across all company devices without the need of IT support.
  • Software licenses are all under one account, enabling ease in management and transparency in software audit.
  • Constant updates from Microsoft Office 365 Business also let’s BDB stay on top of the latest features and technology, helping them future-proof their organization.
  • The IT team’s workload decreases, allowing them to focus on higher priority tasks.

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Reference:

*http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/how-to-future-proof-your-business-1321314

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