Implementing O365 to deliver maximum business benefits

3 Jun

Sandie Bakowski

For the last 12 months I’ve been working as the Business Change lead to introduce new collaborative ways of working to my client (a major airline) as they switch from various mail systems (bespoke kiosk mail, Gmail and Lotus Notes), IE8, LAN drives and Office 2000 to Microsoft Office 365 and the cloud. My team’s objective was to ensure the maximum business benefits are realised and that the 48,000 colleagues get the most from the new tools. Our project strapline was; ‘Easier, Smarter, together’, here I explain that a bit further.

Phase 1 – Easier (Yammer)

Yammer was introduced first as a ‘trial’ giving us a safety net to experiment and learn. We didn’t have senior management on board at the start so if we were to convince them it had to add value and lots of it. We wanted to end up with a communications channel and innovation network…

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Kicking off the Bakowski Blog

28 Aug

This Blog belongs to the Bakowski’s for which the overseeing custodian will be Marek.  Mark and Sandie have set this up after days of careful thinking about what would be an appropriate thank you for Marek’s kindness.  We think we’ve got it.  Marek this is your blog to do with as you please and is a present (which to be fair didn’t cost anything) from us.  It’s really easy to use and once you get the swing of it, you’ll love it.  Post any updates you like and the rest of us can comment and add to them.  We thought you’d be a perfect blogger.  We hope you like it and we look forward to reading and commenting on your posts (but be warned the whole world can see this if they want to).  All our love and thanks,

Sandie, Mark, Harrison and Tabitha xx


Hello world!

28 Aug

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