Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

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Adapting to the “Never Normal” and Innovating in Challenging Times  

Adapting to the “Never Normal” and Innovating in Challenging Times   Overnight, how and where we work has been transformed. The pandemic has presented major challenges for businesses and the wider society, forcing a rethink of everything from how we do business, to how we socialise and how we communicate.   We are living in a rapidly–changing world where the need to learn and adapt has never been greater. We hosted the first–ever “Microsoft Talk” this week, a live Microsoft […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

Make remote learning work better for everyone. Find out how.

Make remote learning work better for everyone. Find out how.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak first hit China, our education customers in the country have done amazing things to keep students engaged while they transition to remote learning. From eLearning innovations, to keeping students’ spirits high with photo and cooking challenges – teachers and students have shown extraordinary resilience during this difficult time. Now, as the […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

Mayo County Council: holding a community together with technology

Mayo County Council: holding a community together with technology

“The ongoing health emergency has led to new ways of working for organisations all over the world,” says Frank O’Donnell, Public Sector Lead at Microsoft Ireland. In responding to COVID-19, workers across all industries have been forced to adapt their daily routines. But when the services your organisation offers are vital to people’s health and […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

The support you need to expand and improve remote or blended learning

The support you need to expand and improve remote or blended learning

Explore our latest resources to help educators and students adopt new ways to teach and learn.

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

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Virtual meetings – a waste of time?

Virtual meetings – a waste of time?   Lately, we’ve all had to adjust to working from home. But arriving as it did so suddenly, has raised more than a few questions we haven’t had to consider before:  How can I set appropriate boundaries between work and home life?  What can I do to stay productive in this new working environment?  What pair of pyjama bottoms should I wear for today’s conference call?  […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

How to enhance traditional teaching methods with Microsoft Teams

How to enhance traditional teaching methods with Microsoft Teams

COVID-19 has had a huge effect on the daily routines of millions of educators and students across the world. The Microsoft Education team has remained committed to helping everyone stay connected and engaged through remote learning. And now, as countries begin to emerge from the crisis, Microsoft is helping schools shift to ‘blended learning’ – […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

How to run the most successful and secure meetings with Microsoft Teams

How to run the most successful and secure meetings with Microsoft Teams

With so many people now working from home, it’s more important than ever to hone our remote working skills and stay productive. We have seen a huge spike in the number of people successfully and securely working together via Microsoft Teams. But whether you are brand new to the tool, or already conduct your meetings on Teams, […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

Top tips for smarter remote working with Microsoft Teams

Top tips for smarter remote working with Microsoft Teams

With remote working becoming the new normal for many, people are having to find different ways of effectively functioning as a team. Microsoft Teams is designed to keep colleagues productively connected and ensure that everybody can continue to work as collaboratively, efficiently and securely as in the office. So, whether you already use it or […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

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Respond quickly and effectively to your changing needs

Respond quickly and effectively to your changing needs   Each of us is dealing with a new way of working, living and interacting with each other. Every aspect of Government, society, business and family is being impacted daily by the need to keep each other safe and reduce the burden on our health services and […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

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Infographic: The state of cybersecurity in Ireland

The state of cybersecurity in Ireland Microsoft research reveals that 70% of large Irish companies have experienced problems with phishing, hacking, cyber-fraud, or other cyber-attacks. With breaches on the rise, it’s time to dispel the myth that security is an add-on, and start talking about security as a differentiator and foundational element in every enterprise strategy, […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

The ‘Big Bang’ approach to digital transformation – and how to make it work

The ‘Big Bang’ approach to digital transformation – and how to make it work

These days there’s no such thing as ‘business as usual’. Change and disruption are the new normal. Just think of the changes affecting your organization right now, with new technology and techniques driving new attitudes and expectations from employees and customers alike. Everything is changing. And the one thing all those changes have in common […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

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PayPal enhances employee collaboration and reduces data silos with Microsoft Teams

PayPal enhances employee collaboration and reduces data silos with Microsoft Teams   Financial technology innovator PayPal is constantly on the lookout for new ways to modernise operations. The company’s existing mix of communications solutions had resulted in siloed data and limited international collaboration. Standardising on Microsoft Teams, the company increased data discoverability and enhanced collaboration, […]

Shirley Finnerty

Shirley Finnerty

M365 Business Group Lead

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