Microsoft: Malaysia Needs to Embrace New Work Culture

Microsoft says Malaysian organisations need to adapt to a new culture of work to succeed in digital transformation. According to a study by Microsoft, 74% polled felt that more can be done by their organisations to invest in culture development.

The Study found several factors influencing the culture of work in Malaysia today:

  1. Increase adoption of  mobile and cloud technologies see individuals working across multiple locations and devices. This raises new security challenges for organisations.
  2. Workers are working in more teams. Having real time insights and collaboration tools are crucial to get work done.
  3. Although leaders are embracing digital transformation, there are still gaps in employee’s digital skills.

Michal Golebiewski, Chief Marketing & Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia said : “The rise of digital technologies, along with a new generation of millennials entering the workforce, has brought about a need to address changing workers’ expectations, knowledge and skills, as well as the tools they use. And with more than half of the world’s millennials residing in Asia, the workplace will need to transform to adapt to the technology habits of these digital natives. In addition, due to deployment of advanced and emerging technologies, organisations need to relook at reskilling its workforce to develop creative and strategic skills for the future.”

To address this issues, Microsoft identified that organisations need to address and elevate their workforce through addressing the core values of the new culture of work:

  • Fueling innovation through sharing of ideas and enables flexibility in how people work through a connected experience, working seamlessly across devices;
  • Offer people choice to collaborate in real time;
  • Strengthening security, reducing data risk
  • Streamlining the IT management, removing siloes

 

Microsoft announcea the expansion of Microsoft 365, including Microsoft 365 F1, which provides purpose-built capabilities that encourage firstline culture and community, train and upskill employees, digitise business process, deliver real-time expertise, and minimise risk and cost. New intelligent search capabilities, a vision for intelligent communications centring on Microsoft Teams, and security and IT management enhancements to help customers stay secure and compliant were also introduced at Ignite:

  • Microsoft 365 F1 brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security to empower the more than two billion firstline workers worldwide, who serve as the first point of contact between a company and its customers, or who are directly involved in making products.
  • There are also plans to bring Skype for Business Online capabilities into Microsoft Teams, along with cognitive and data services.
  • Intelligent search experiences use AI and machine learning to deliver more relevant search results
  • Microsoft 365 is delivering improved Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) features like enhanced anti-phishing capabilities, expanded protection to SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams and integration between cloud and on premises identity threat detection capabilities.

For organisations still on Office 2007, end of support will happen on 11 October. Customers who are still using Office 2007 products and services are encouraged to move to Office 365 or Microsoft 365 to stay supported, and ensure uninterrupted support from Microsoft.

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