Better Together: Power up the hybrid workforce with Microsoft 365 and Surface.
With employees working between home, the office, and on the go, there is an increasing demand for technology that’s responsive and agile. Most importantly, users need the same consistent experience whether they’re plugged into the network in the office or connecting wirelessly while working remotely.
Microsoft Surface devices enable people to work however they work best, offering flexibility, power and style for the modern workplace. Our Surface Centre showcases SCC and Microsoft working together to help you do business anywhere, anytime.
An intuitive user experience to power the hybrid workforce
Designed to bring out the best in Microsoft 365, Microsoft Surface offers the most intuitive user experience possible – wherever your people work. Surface gives you powerful performance that drives productivity from any location at any time, by bringing the Microsoft cloud to your fingertips. With Surface, many organisations report saving time and money through undisrupted connectivity, while increasing employee satisfaction. Infact, users save up to two hours daily in terms of efficiency, with 86% of agreeing that Microsoft 365-powered Surface devices improve the employee experience.
Much of this can be owed to sleek and high-specification features such as:
Ultra-light and versatile design with multiple form factors
Exceptional power and performance for multitasking across Microsoft 365 apps
Front and rear facing cameras that capture in full HD
Studio quality mics and Dolby speakers for crystal clear audio
Windows Hello face authentication for faster, more secure access
Connected devices and security
Just as important as driving productivity is the need to protect your device and data, especially with rising numbers of connected devices and security threats. Surface combined with Microsoft 365 offers the most secure device capabilities available while meeting the evolving needs of the hybrid workforce. With built-in protection at every layer, Surface is a highly secure Windows 10 device loaded with the best, most streamlined implementation of Microsoft’s security stack offering.
Microsoft Surface contains sophisticated, mature hardware and firmware designed to secure the device and the software that runs on it. This empowers IT administrators to control even the lowest level of hardware settings without having to touch the machine.
Streamlined, secure setup
With Surface Enterprise Management Mode (SEMM) IT can enable or disable individual features as part of the setup such as the cameras, Micro SD card, Bluetooth, LTE, and much more. This approach minimises the impact of remote-access trojans and other methods that allow attackers to take control of different parts of the device.
If a Surface device is lost or stolen, IT can remotely lock access and wipe its hard drive, or to assign it to a different user using Microsoft Intune. After the wipe, the device is reset to the out-of-box experience, at which point proper credentials are once more required for set-up.
Why SCC and Surface?
SCC and Surface are helping organisations across all sectors improve employee mobility, putting the user experience at the centre of everything we deliver.
We recognise today’s workforce has increasingly high expectations. Most are using consumer devices that are built well beyond the typical corporate device specification. Our user-first approach helps customers evolve from taking a device-centric approach, into a user, security, data, and applications-centric workplace of the future strategy.
We do this by ensuring our customers are secure, productive, and connected, by helping them maintain and managed seamless collaboration from anywhere, and at anytime. By using real-time, data-driven insights we proactively identify and eradicate potential issues at the root. In this way we help our customers achieve exponential growth, by aligning their IT with their business strategy.
SCC continue to innovate and transform their business, focusing on delivering customer lifetime value through the hardware and software solutions they offer. Their laudable approach to customer engagement has helped excelled their growth and they continue to deliver year after year. SCC have developed and implemented strong industry specific Customer Immersion Experiences, showing customers they understand their key challenges and how to overcome them, through the use of innovative technology.
Partner Development Manager,
We have had a long-standing relationship with SCC and they have become our trusted partner for the provision and management of our end-user devices, including those critical devices that are used by our field engineers. The entire lifecycle process is seamless from the placement of order to delivery to the end-users by onsite SCC staff. Their friendly approach and continued ‘can do’ attitude aligns with our ethos and values.
Customer Services Manager,
UNITED UTILITIES PLC
Nottinghamshire County Council have worked with SCC since 2005 when they won contracts for the supply and maintenance of server and storage hardware and software licensing. Since then the relationship has grown and SCC have gone on to both retain those contracts when tendered and win further business on the provision of client devices. SCC are also working alongside the Council in their journey to the Cloud to ensure any software licensing requirements are met.
Category Manager for Chief Executives Department,
Nottinghamshire County Council
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