What are your options with Microsoft Teams? - Enablis

What are your options with Microsoft Teams?

Posted on: September 10, 2019 | 3 minutes read

What are your options with Microsoft Teams?

In September 2017, Microsoft announced that Teams would be replacing Skype for Business Online as its platform for cloud voice. Despite this announcement, we’ve found that many customers are still holding back from migrating from Skype for Business or any legacy PBX to Teams. Why? There are two fundamental reasons:

  1. Organisations are hesitant to migrate their entire work fleet from traditional PBX to the cloud in one sweep.
  2. As Teams continues to evolve, the platform is still lacking certain prerequisite functionality, such as its voice capabilities.

But what if there’s a way to get the best of both worlds? Well, you’re in luck – there is.

Rolling out Teams, tailored to you

Every organisation is unique, every requirement is unique – rolling out Teams shouldn’t and isn’t a one-size-fits-all. While some companies encourage a complete shift to Teams, we know from speaking to our customers that that isn’t always what you want, or what’s best for your company.

Phased roll-out

One Enablis customer was concerned about having to move his entire organisation – including disparate regional offices – onto Teams at the same time. Aside from retiring physical handsets across the country, he didn’t have the resources to manage a full roll-out in one foul swoop as well as the change management that would come hand-in-hand.

Working closely with mid-sized enterprises with usually very lean IT teams, we understand his concern. But you needn’t migrate from your existing calling solution to cloud calling in one migration. Enablis’ collaboration solution allows you to maintain existing Skype for Business or PBX technology, while rolling out Teams site by site, or department by department – ensuring each migration is planned, executed and users trained before moving onto the next.

The Enablis solution

We know that the impending migration to Teams is on every IT manager’s mind. The benefits promised are great – having one centralised location where you can see, collaborate, store and engage. The end-goal is to unify your collaboration workspace and we understand it may be a step-by-step process to get there.

With a history rich in managing cloud communications platforms such as Mitel, Alcatel, Broadsoft and Cisco, Enablis is familiar with the journey you’re going to take and can guide you through the process. As we help you get there, we’ll manage your voice estate, your Skype for Business and your Teams within our managed service and ensure you have a seamless voice solution.

Find out more about your options

Some customers we’ve spoken to believe that there’s only one major Telco in Australia which is able to deliver Microsoft Calling. This isn’t the case, and we’re here to help you investigate your options.

We’ll be hosting a breakfast event in Sydney:

When: Wednesday 23 October, 8am-10am
Where: The Porter, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney

Come and hear from Enablis’ managing director and industry leaders on how together, we can help you on your migration journey.

Register your interest in the event below and we’ll be in touch:

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