Onboarding new staff is painful. That’s about to change.

Picture this: you hire a new staff member. That means ordering a laptop and other devices. Manually setting up email addresses. Arranging phone numbers. Setting up applications. All of it manually, and you just know you’re going to have to do it all again for the next hire.

Meanwhile, you’re not sure you’re fully protected from cyber-attacks, your software is out of date, your support costs are troubling, and your people are asking why their personal iPads and Windows 10 home computers happily keep themselves up to date but managing work devices is just painful.

It’s like that for too many businesses managing their devices and office productivity suites. That’s because work space computing is still being delivered using manual delivery methods that are complex, slow and expensive. The good news is that it doesn’t need to be that way.
Voco has been working with its customers on Modern Workplace solutions that transform the delivery of work space computing through automation, standardisation and cost reduction.

The new Modern Workplace solutions are built on changes that Microsoft has recently made to the way work space computing is deployed and managed. In the spirit of eating our own dog food, we adopted it for our own business and never looked back.

With Modern Workplace, onboarding your new employee is a significantly better experience. The new staff hire now looks like this: from your personalised portal, you simply enter the employee’s name, role, workplace location and start date. On approval, an order is placed and new devices are sent in time for the employee’s first day.

The day they arrive, they unbox and start their new devices. Within an hour they’re configured and secured, with the right applications and tools to start work immediately. The entire process is automated, eliminating handling errors and delays. Modern Workplace saves your business both time and money, while having the peace of mind that your devices are secured.

There’s more to talk about in Modern Workplace. Better security. Easier updates. Happier staff and fewer mistakes. We’ll have plenty to say about it in the weeks to come. Watch this space – we’re going to show you the painless way to take control of your work space computing!


To discuss the topic further, please get in touch with the author, Dudley Harris, on 021 585 515.


Voco is now a Microsoft Gold Partner.

We did it, now how do we do it…..

Voco is introducing a free app "R U OK?" to help you look after your staff during the COVID-19 lockdown

Thanks – you're signed up. Enjoy the blog.
It's a fascinating time we live in.