Lara Rosales, Equity Trader at Franklin Templeton, was at a meeting with a broker when her portfolio manager sent her an urgent notification to sell a stock. Glancing at her smartwatch before excusing herself for a moment to step away to her desk, she quickly made the transaction and resumed her meeting without missing a beat.
Since Franklin Templeton deployed the Microsoft 365 productivity cloud, which includes Windows 10, Microsoft Office 365, and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security, employees now work together more easily across the company to make faster decisions—without worrying about how to access their data or what device they are using. Employees also use the solution to share information in a highly secure environment that can spark conversations to drive new ideas and creative solutions. And these conversations can happen anywhere anytime—all to deliver better outcomes for the company’s clients. For example, Rosales uses Microsoft Teams, the central hub for meetings, chat, and content that’s part of Office 365, as a convenient way to connect with colleagues. Rosales also uses the Teams mobile app on her smartwatch, so she never misses an important notification. This new connected convenience is a huge improvement over having to wait for phone calls or emails.
“Life with Teams is great,” she says. “Everything I need is organized in one place, which helps with keeping track of communications with my colleagues, including sharing input on content and accessing stored documents to collaborate on. Any way that I can reduce the number of clicks or number of applications that I must open to connect with people and get work done fast is a huge bonus.”