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IT Budgets Increase for Digital Workplace Projects

According to a study by Spiceworks Ziff Davis, more than 50% of companies plan to maintain a flexible work schedule in 2021. In order to do so we are seeing IT departments increase their budget for the next year; 36% of companies plan to focus on improving the digital workplace for remote workers in 2021. This doesn’t come as a surprise to most of us who have felt the pains of working remotely this year. But what should IT managers be looking for in updating the digital workplace? There are many options out there, however it is important to make sure the tools align with your organization’s goals.

For Microsoft SharePoint intranet users you may think your digital workplace is working well enough. Is enough really enough? Most likely not! Intranets are no longer what they used to be. Now, you can completely personalize modern intranets based on employee personas. This allows for easier notifications, employee collaboration, file access, system connections and so much more.

Do you expect to be on every single email sent to employees? Of course not, that would clutter your inbox and hinder your work performance. Applying personas makes sure the right people are seeing the right messages at the right time. Streamlining the process allows for messages and information to be shared with all appropriate employees without the heavy lifting.

When you are building a house, you want to make sure it includes everything you would need and want. What your friends have in their house may not apply to what you want. Imagine SharePoint is the foundation of your house and Akumina is the building structure. While you need the foundation to support your intranet, it isn’t officially a digital workplace until you have implemented Akumina. Just as you would want your house to accommodate your needs, the same goes for your digital workplace.

Ready to build your one-of-a-kind digital workplace? We are here to help!