Your organization isn’t able to collaborate and communicate effectively, or to support remote and mobile workers well, which makes it difficult for you to appeal to Millennials as members and employees.

Common Symptoms

This problem can show itself in several different ways:

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Your younger employees don’t understand why they aren’t able to work from home, or why they can’t access anything other than email when they’re on the go. You fear it’s impacting their morale.

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If your staff ever tries to work from outside of your office it’s a nightmare; the connection is clunky and frustrating, and it’s difficult for folks to be productive.

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Your members expect you to be able to serve them from anywhere, but this isn’t easy; it’s hard enough for your team to collaborate from your office, much less from afar. You hope your members remain patient with you.

How To Solve It

There’s more than one way to solve this; depending on your needs, you might look into:
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Microsoft Office 365

Some associations do well with a partial cloud solution like Office 365, which offers web versions of popular Microsoft products. This works well when paired with a cloud-based AMS that your team can also access remotely.

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Virtual private servers

You could also have a provider host a server for you, and you’d access it from over the internet whether you’re in your office or at home. This setup can usually accommodate your AMS too.

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Virtual desktop solution

You could also go “all-in” and have a cloud provider build your entire network within their cloud environment. With this solution, you’ll have a full desktop experience (software applications and all) no matter where you are or what kind of device you’re using.

Need help choosing the right path?

To learn more…

Microsoft Office 365 vs. Hosted (Cloud) Desktops for Business
Why Keeping Your Servers “Where You Can See Them” Doesn’t Keep Them Safe
Why The Cloud Might Not Be Right For Your Long-Time Employees
Boomers Out, Millennials In: 4 Ways to Keep Your Company Relevant