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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Helping working professionals embrace the New World of Work with Office 2016

According to the “New World of Work” survey, Malaysian working professionals are wanting to work on their own terms – dictating where and when they want to work, but are hampered by various challenges in the workplace – such as having to be in office to access necessary tools and documents, and to collaborate with others.

In Malaysia, the survey results have shown that there is a gap – Malaysians are wanting to adopt the New World of Work, but face difficulties when it comes to addressing these three key principles.

Place
  • The Majority of respondents (56%) still find themselves most productive in an office environment today rather than in external places (i.e. cafes, public spaces).
  • Yet, 81% said that they are still required to be contactable outside of work today in order to complete their work effectively. This means that they have to physically be in office to finish off their work.
People
  • 69% of respondents find that their workplace does not support them working remotely
  • Malaysians are also wanting to work on their own terms, according to 83% of the respondents surveyed – wanting to dictate where and when they work.
Technology
  • 48% of respondents have stated that they need the ability to share ideas, documents and information with colleagues.
  • 48% have also stated that they lack the breadth of productivity tools for collaboration across groups.



Responding to the demand for productivity tools to work better and smarter, Microsoft recently announced Office 2016 – its latest productivity suite for Windows – positioned to push the boundaries to transform people and their industries by proving that these productivity trends and Microsoft’s Office solutions are highly relevant to people today.

Availability:

The new Office 2016 apps are available in 40 languages and require Windows 7 or later.

Office 365 subscribers can choose to download the new Office 2016 apps starting this month as part of their subscription.

Estimated retail pricing for Office 365 Personal is at RM219.99, and Office 365 Home at RM299.99 per year.

Office as a one-time purchase is also available for both PCs and Macs, with Office Home & Business 2016 priced at RM1,099; while Office Home & Student 2016 is priced at RM449.99.

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