There has been a huge spike in the take-up of collaboration tools to enable remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most popular is Microsoft Teams – the collaboration platform of choice for many organisations because it has security built in and access to the Office 365 applications we all find so useful.

The benefits of using Teams

Teams acts as the hub for your users to engage within a secure shared workspace to work on important projects together. Connect and collaborate through text chat, calls and video meetings all in one place.


Teamwork is all about communication. In Microsoft Teams you can get your colleague’s attention by just @mentioning them. There’s no need to switch to a different channel, you can start chatting straight away.


Microsoft Teams improves productivity by allowing you to work together using chats, documents, shared files, meetings, etc. Keep track of the document updates you are working on instead of losing control of different versions of them through email.


You don’t have to leave Teams to complete tasks. It integrates with Office 365 applications like Outlook and SharePoint so you get everything done in one place. It also integrates with other third-party apps.


Microsoft Teams separates information into selected channels, making it easier to find all the content relating to a specific project.


With the Teams app you can easily respond to chats and have access to all your resources while on the move.


Microsoft Teams offers a series of security and privacy controls to stop unauthorised users gaining access to your meetings or your data. These include two-factor authentication or a single sign-on via Active Directory. Data is encrypted in transit and at rest and stored securely.

Microsoft 365

Teams is included in the Microsoft 365 for Business and Microsoft for Enterprise plans, both of which are available as a managed service from iomart. This means you get maximum value from your investment. We do the migration, enhance the security, and provide ongoing management and technical support 24/7 from our ISO accredited UK data centres.

iomart is a Microsoft Gold Partner and a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider so we can also handle the licensing and monthly billing.

We can help you get the most from the platform so you get maximum value from your investment in a transformational modern workplace.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help, get in touch.