Lead the technological evolution with LiveTiles
By Charlotte Hudson • 21 Sep 2016
Integral to an organisation’s growth is its ability to keep up with constantly evolving technology - new releases, updates and trends. Similarly, the consumerisation of IT means business users expect as engaging a user experience (UX) with their work IT as they do with their gaming or social IT at home.
So organisations have to step up to the mark if they want to keep an increasingly disparate workforce working together, productively. This blog explores how LiveTiles does this over Microsoft Sharepoint, Azure and Office 365 – adding even more cool to the cool new SharePoint features.
Moving up the priority list: a great employee user experience (UX)
Firstly, what is UX? UX is the quality of human interaction a person has with a system or site. As employees experience ever decreasing amounts of human interaction, the importance of exceptional UX is becoming a high priority for many companies right now. Why? Because they want to:
- Bring geographically dispersed teams together
- Promote communication and collaboration
- Create a digital workplace
“The true transformation in digital transformation isn’t the presence of technology where there previously wasn’t any; it’s the transformation of the way we interact with it. It’s the digital workplace and everything that we are able to affect within the frame of our virtual existence, bringing us closer to our colleagues, employers, and administrators in an instant.” 1
LiveTiles – the number one digital workplace
Companies of all sizes and industries can use LiveTiles to build UX focused digital workplaces. With it you can surface and organise scattered business apps, resources, files on a virtual pane of glass over Office 365, SharePoint and Azure.
The suite includes LiveTiles Design, Build and Blueprint. The products are bundled together into the LiveTiles SharePoint package bringing together everything you need to create your own custom digital workplace. LiveTiles have built this suite for Microsoft Azure and SharePoint because they believe it is the best of breed in business software. The idea, is that with this suite of products, you can evolve your current software and get ahead of the technological evolution.
“LiveTiles, in partnership with Microsoft’s Office 365 suite and SharePoint, is bringing the features you’ll need for collaboration, teamwork, intranets, and project management tools to your canvas. With digital design strategies from our team, your digital workplace can increase employee engagement and amplify your UX.” 2
The theory behind the technological evolution of LiveTiles
The theory of technological evolution, according to distinguished U.S. airman and author Masse Bloomfield, is broken down into three stages: tools, machine and automation. We can use this theory to explain how LiveTiles evolves the UX of your Microsoft ecosystem.
Tools: the tools behind LiveTiles
The emergence of technology was made possible by human’s development of the rational faculty; the ability to think, to ration things out, common sense, intelligence and judgement. This paved the way for the first stage of the theory: the tool.
Prehistoric man would use tools like an arrow or a hammer. Later, animal-powered tools such as the plough and horse increased productivity about 10-fold over the technology of the hunter-gatherers.
This is like your SharePoint software for example: using SharePoint as a tool gives your business the advantage of productivity by creating and sharing files online.
The machine: LiveTiles Design and Build
The second technological stage is the creation of the powered machine. The industrial revolution made machines like cars, trains, computers and lights mainstream. The machines productivity is tenfold over the technology of the horse and plough. This is also true of LiveTiles Design and Build.
Using these tools to improve your SharePoint’s UX you will increase productivity by having all your online assets in one place for your teams to be able to access anywhere at any time on any device.
Automation with LiveTiles Blueprint
The final stage of the technological evolution is automation. Automation takes away the human control element with an automatic algorithm. Using LiveTiles Blueprint to create master designs you can regulate and automate page designs across teams and companywide. Use Blueprint to send these designs out to be used on any SharePoint or Azure site. When something is great why change it? That’s how evolution works.
We still use all three stages of technological evolution to enhance, improve and automate everyday tasks that exceed the limitations of our bodies.
LiveTiles: changing the way we work
LiveTiles keeps you a step ahead of the technological evolution.
“The true transformation in digital transformation isn’t the presence of technology where there previously wasn’t any; it’s the transformation of the way we interact with it. It’s the digital workplace and everything that we are able to affect within the frame of our virtual existence, bringing us closer to our colleagues, employers, and administrators in an instant.” 3
How to achieve your business transformation with LiveTiles
LiveTiles helps you achieve digital transformation for your business in three simple steps:
Step One - LiveTiles Design
It organises scattered business applications and designs internal sites and intranets
Step two - LiveTiles Build
Create the foundation of site pages on SharePoint. Intuitively map out your SharePoint information architecture - quickly and easily.
Step three - LiveTiles Blueprint
Easily share large-scale SharePoint pages, templates and other information architecture information to be used company wide to give consistently good user experience. The whole suite is simple to use with drag-and-drop tools that save energy, time and resources.
For a free trial and to find out how LiveTiles can help your business, phone, email or the form below.
1 Gyaltsen, F. Go. “Digital workplace FOMO? 3 Must Know Tech Trends.” LiveTiles 11 May 2016. Web. 25 August 2016. https://www.livetiles.nyc/blog/digital-workplace-fomo-3-must-know-tech-trends/
2 Berretta, Matt. “Best UI and UX Practices of 2016.” LiveTiles 18 July 2016. Web. 25 August 2016. https://www.livetiles.nyc/blog/best-ui-ux-practices-2016/
3 Machado, Miguel. “Adaptability in the Digital Age.” LiveTiles 22 August 2016. Web. 25 August 2016. https://www.livetiles.nyc/blog/adaptability-digital-age/
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