Beat the Bandh with Cloud Computing


Greetings !

So yesterday we had Bharat Bandh where the Opposition Parties declared that no one will work throughout India. This is one of the sad facts of India where the short sighted Politicians even take on the Indian Constitution !

Anyway , that is not the point of discussion of this post . I want to share with all as to how our Company   beat the bandh making full use of the capabilities of Cloud Service like Office365 .   We had 65% attendance in the office . However, the communication given the previous day was that if for any reason they cannot commute to the Office, they should logon to their Office365 accounts and work from home.

And guess what ? If I factor the people who worked from Home, then the attendance was 100% ! Wow!   And how did these people work ? Pretty simple  as is explained below:

Using Cloud based  Lync , which is a tool for Unified Communication, the office  workers  knew if their colleague was online or not. And then it was a matter of just starting a conversation either by text chat or audio call . Video calls were not done as the Home workers probably felt they were not presentable enough !

Using Cloud based Sharepoint  , the office and home workers could collaborate on proposals and other documents  and do host of other Collaborative stuff like Helpdesk, Opportunity management etc. which we have developed on Sharepoint .

Using Cloud based MS Exchange , everyone was able to communicate with their Clients via email thus ensuring that Customers were taken good care of .

So friends , as long as we live in India , we know that we will have to live with these Bandhs which one party or the other will call for. But the next time there is a Bandh, be sure that you have Cloud Services implemented so that your work does not suffer . So Beat The Bandh with Cloud Services !

with warm regards

Suresh Ramani

Microsoft MVP 2009

Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year 2011 & 2007


About Suresh Ramani

I am a CEO of a Technology Solutions Provider "TechGyan" ( Gyan in Sanskrit means "knowledge") . My Company is based out of Mumbai, India . My Company provides Solutions to Customers ( Local & International) around Microsoft Platform. In 2009, Microsoft nominated me as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP). During week ends I provide Redevelopment Consultancy to Societies in Mumbai . The details of the same are listed on My hobbies are reading Management Books . Like most of Indians , I love game of Cricket and Hindi Songs.
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