This past March, Kiefer Consulting marked its 32nd year in business. Given the crisis we’re all facing, there was little time for celebration. However, one thing the anniversary did bring to mind is that in our three-plus decades working with the State of California, we’ve always placed a heavy emphasis on being the best partner to government that we can. 

 

Literally and figuratively, we are all in this together. And we know from experience, past and present, that keeping California government working is vital. That’s why here at Kiefer we decided to offer free Microsoft Teams consulting to state agencies and departments. And by free, we mean free. No expectations, no strings. We all have a role to play in this battle and helping our state manage and coordinate a suddenly remote workforce is one way we can contribute.  

 

Teams Usage More Than Doubles 

 

It seems like a long time ago, but back on just March 19, Microsoft reported Teams usage had more than doubled – from 20 million daily users to 44 million. In the weeks since, that number has continued to grow as more organizations made unexpected transitions to remote work. We know that among those organizations facing this unprecedented disruption are numerous departments in California state government.  

 

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we’ve heard from a number of our friends and clients in the state. Many have expressed an eagerness to leverage Teams to help their departments continue their mission-critical work. Some are just looking for guidance on getting started with Teams while others are looking for strategies to become more proficient.  

 

We’ve been Teams advocates since it was launched three years ago and it’s factored significantly in many of the projects we’ve worked on in recent years. And that got us thinking about how we can help our clients during this time.  

 

We’re Here to Help 

 

Maybe you need help getting started with Teams. Maybe you’re looking for advice on Teams governance. Or maybe you could use some assistance with external collaboration. Whatever your Teams need is during this time, we’d like to offer our help.  

 

None of us have dealt with a situation like this before. But each of us has something to offer our friends and neighbors in need. Free Teams consultation is something we can do, it’s something we want to do. At Kiefer we know we don’t succeed unless our clients succeed. And we’re all in this together.  

 

If we can assist you with your Teams needs, please don’t hesitate to let us know.  Contact Kiefer by sending an e-mail to Brian Wallace at bwallace@kieferconsulting.com or by calling us at (916) 932-7220.