August 03, 2023

TeamsHub: An Objective ‘Stand Out’ In the Crowded Universe of M365 Management

For most organizations, Microsoft 365 and Teams ticks most of the boxes for a cloud-based communication and collaboration platform that allows team members to work together effectively from anywhere. However, with so much capability comes significant complexity in managing the platform. That’s why Cyclotron, a 2023 U.S. Partner of the Year Finalist, created TeamsHub.

TeamsHub promises to make it easier for IT administrators to manage governance, lifecycles, security automation and compliance, user training and adoption, monitoring and reporting, and provisioning/de-provisioning. But how good of a job does TeamsHub actually do—especially compared to other available solutions? This is a question many of Cyclotron’s prospective clients ask at some point, and Cyclotron CEO Amber Bahl thought they deserved an objective answer.

“In developing TeamsHub, we spent a great deal of effort in researching the tools that were already in-market and taking note of what they did and didn’t do well. These understandings helped inform the blueprint for what TeamsHub would become,” says Amber Bahl, CEO of Cyclotron. “Our goal was to create something that was truly best-in-class. And while current TeamsHub users would likely say we achieved that goal, I thought it’d be valuable to have a knowledgeable, third-party expert review TeamsHub and deliver an unbiased opinion.”

To that end, Cyclotron tapped Balu Ilag, a former Microsoft MVP and currently a unified communication and collaboration engineer with Juniper Networks. He is also the author or co-author of four books on the subject: Introducing Microsoft Teams, Understanding Microsoft Teams Administration, Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop Guide, and Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

In summary, Mr. Ilag gave Cyclotron a 4.8/5 rating, finding TeamsHub to be:

· A comprehensive, user-friendly tool that helps M365 governance automation, security, administration, and lifecycle management.

· A standout choice for organizations that also want proactive threat management and backup/restore capabilities.

· A “well-thought-out solution” for maximizing an organization’s Microsoft Teams and M365 experience.

In terms of specific capabilities, here are Mr. Ilag’s detailed impressions:

· GOVERNANCE: TeamsHub’s M365 Proactive Governance brings automated naming and URL conventions ensure that every team, site, or channel is created with a consistent naming pattern, making them easier to locate and manage. Its granular collaboration restrictions allow administrators to define who can create or edit content, add members, and create channels, thus providing better control and data protection.

· LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT: TeamsHub automates the management of a team/site/community’s lifecycle, from creation to archiving or deletion. For instance, in a hospital scenario, a team might be created for a specific patient case involving doctors, nurses, and specialists. Once the case is closed, TeamsHub’s M365 Lifecycle Management can automatically archive or delete the team based on the inactivity period defined, keeping the M365 environment clean and clutter-free.

· SECURITY: TeamsHub ensures the security of sensitive data with features like guest access management and domain approval processes. It also facilitates external file sharing and tracking, allowing users to share reports or research data securely while keeping track of who access the information, as well as providing M365 Security Analytics.

· REPORTING: With TeamsHub’s detailed M365 reporting engine focused on Teams usage, organizations can monitor how effectively their staff is utilizing Teams for collaboration. Teams voice reports can also ensure Teams calls are of high quality.

· PROVISIONING: TeamsHub allows for quick and efficient creation of Teams and sites with its advanced templating feature, which allows for templates to be created to serve specific collaboration scenarios, which might include channels for specific roles and pre-installed apps with appropriate access rights.

“We’re pleased to see that TeamsHub objectively measures up and does, in fact, deliver the kinds of benefits that empower organizations to operate effectively in a cloud-based business environment,” adds Mr. Bahl. “We’d like to thank Mr. Ilag for his time and attention-to-detail in putting TeamsHub through the paces, so our prospective clients can gain greater peace-of-mind when considering TeamsHub.”

To learn more about TeamsHub by Cyclotron and hear some of our client success stories, please reach out to us at innovate@cyclotron.com.

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February 12, 2021

Fueling growth and innovation using Microsoft Teams

Privileged to be featured by Microsoft as a key innovator for using Microsoft Teams as a platform!

We are extremely proud and honored to be recognized by Microsoft for our contribution and hard work in building solutions that support the changing work environment needs of our customers.

The dedication and long hours of work put in by all our team members has helped us earn this appreciation. While we continuously keep striving towards our goals, we promise to keep up the pace and commitment to deliver technology, services and solutions that enable business transformations around the globe.

Mr. Amber Bahl, our CEO & Founder, said, “We see Teams as a new cloud operating system or cloud shell that caters to all enterprise customers to build the next generation of cloud apps. These are a new breed of apps that can be built once and deployed to all the devices with a single code base.”

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July 22, 2020

Cyclotron recognized as leader with multiple Microsoft Partner Awards

Cyclotron, Inc has been recognized as a leader by Microsoft for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Cyclotron has been awarded:

  • 2020 US Top Microsoft 365 Teams Partner
  • 2020 MSUS Partner Award for Social Impact.
  • 2020 Partner of the Year Finalist – Social Impact Award

“Our awards showcase a strategic partnership with Microsoft and the exceptional work of our team in delivering successful digital transformations for our clients,” said Amber Bahl, Founder and CEO, Cyclotron Inc.

“We strive to develop cutting edge and innovative solutions using Microsoft technologies and services, and we look forward to many projects which positively impact every worker’s productivity and efficiency” added Steve Ellson, Director of Sales, Cyclotron

The 2020 US Top Microsoft 365 Teams Partner recognizes  best practices demonstrating value and technical acumen, driving sales and delivering the Modern Work and Security story to better enable and serve Microsoft’s customers, drive innovation and breakthrough to even more growth for long-term impact.

The 2020 Microsoft US Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards were classified in several categories, with honourees chosen from a set of more than 3,300 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide.

The Partner for Social Impact Award category recognizes a best in class Microsoft partner who helped accelerate the digital transformation of non-profit organizations. The finalists articulated their solutions that enabled a non-profit company to be more productive, more innovative, and ultimately, drove greater societal impact.

About Cyclotron

Cyclotron was proudly founded in San Francisco in 2014 with the sole intent of accelerating the success of our clients by solving mission-critical business and technology challenges, through a proven network of industry-specific frameworks. We’re a trusted strategic partner to many innovative organizations in the financial, health and life sciences, public, retail, and technology sectors. Our solutions combined with your investment with us boosts productivity, enhances collaboration, and integrates intelligence across your entire enterprise.

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July 22, 2020

Cyclotron recognized as the winner of the US Top Microsoft 365 Teams Partner for the FY20 Microsoft US Modern Work and Security Partner Awards.

San Francisco, CA, USA July 22, 2020

Cyclotron today announced it won the US Top Microsoft 365 Teams Partner for the FY20 Microsoft US Modern Work and Security Partner Awards. The company was honored among a national field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

The Microsoft US Modern Work and Security Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have helped move Microsoft, their companies and our customers forward allowing them to benefit from all the amazing experiences that Microsoft solutions can provide. This year’s award winners have exemplified best practices demonstrating value and technical acumen, driving sales and delivering the Modern Work and Security story. Awards were categorized in several categories, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 100 submitted nominations. Cyclotron was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in driving the most YoY growth in Teams Active Usage.

About Cyclotron

Cyclotron was proudly founded in San Francisco in 2014 with the sole intent of accelerating the success of our clients by solving mission-critical business and technology challenges, through a proven network of industry-specific frameworks. We’re a trusted strategic partner to many innovative organizations in the financial, health and life sciences, public, retail, and technology sectors. Our solutions combined with your investment with us boost productivity, enhances collaboration, and integrates intelligence across your entire enterprise.

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July 16, 2020

Cyclotron is 2020 MSUS Partner Award Winner

San Francisco, CA, USA – July 16, 2020

Cyclotron Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions and services, was recognized today as a 2020 Microsoft US Partner Award Winner – Social Impact, for its work with the Make A Wish Foundation. Cyclotron is honored to be a part of the elite Microsoft partners who demonstrate excellence and innovation to implement unique customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Using its flagship TeamsHub by Cyclotron platform, Make A Wish could enable and train their staff to use Microsoft Teams in just one week. Make-A-Wish Foundation team was enabled to work remotely and continued getting grants and planning post-lockdown wishes, despite the sudden disruption of Covid-19. The team can now also grant wishes remotely!

“Being named a 2020 Microsoft PartnerAward Winner is great recognition of our team’s hardwork, expertise and leadership in delivering innovative solutions to accelerate our customers’ cloud journeys.” said Amber Bahl, Founder and CEO, Cyclotron Inc. “We are thrilled about the positive impact Microsoft and Cyclotron have made together for our non-profit customers’ business as they adapt to the new normal in the workplace.”

“Cyclotron is committed to delivering business solutions via the breadth of Microsoft cloud technologies and to supporting the needs of our Tech for Social Impact clients,” added Steve Ellson, Director of Sales, Cyclotron.

The 2020 Microsoft US Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards were classified in several categories, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 3,300 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide.

The Partner for Social Impact Award category recognises a best in class Microsoft partner who helped accelerate the digital transformation of non-profit organisations. The finalists articulated their solutions that enabled a non-profit organisation to be more productive, more innovative, and ultimately, drove greater societal impact.

More information about Cyclotron’s Microsoft solutions is available here. To know more about TeamsHub by Cyclotron visit https://teamshub.io or contact sales@cyclotrongroup.com

About Cyclotron

Cyclotron was proudly founded in San Francisco in 2014 with the sole intent of accelerating the success of our clients by solving mission-critical business and technology challenges, through a proven network of industry-specific frameworks. We’re a trusted strategic partner to many innovative organizations in the financial, health and life sciences, public, retail, and technology sectors. Our solutions combined with your investment with us boosts productivity, enhances collaboration, and integrates intelligence across your entire enterprise.

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June 15, 2020

Make-A-Wish Foundation Case Study

The Challenge

  • The team at the Make-a-Wish Foundation grant thousands of wishes to critically ill children each year. When COVID-19 struck in early 2020, their teams from 120 offices and 60 chapters across the US needed to rapidly shift to working from home, while continuing to collaborate with 34,000 volunteers on planning wishes.
  • The Make-a-Wish Foundation’s complex IT environment and overlapping set of tools made it challenging to communicate and collaborate with donors, volunteers and Wish families. Make-a-Wish Headquarters was also struggling to synthesize data and information from disparate systems and transform it into actionable insights.
  • The Make-A-Wish Foundation was planning a digital transformation to address these issues and consolidate tools used across chapters (including SharePoint, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Zoom, WebEx) when the pandemic began and everything changed.

Goals

  • Enable team members working from home to continue granting wishes without interruption – receiving grants, planning wishes and delivering remote wishes.
  • Enable efficient and effective collaboration across the organization.
  • Deliver a comprehensive change management plan so that everyone at Make-a-Wish was able to quickly get started with Teams and feel confident using the new tools.
  • Retire overlapping systems and make cost savings.

The Solution

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Cyclotron quickly pivoted from the original planned 8-week rollout and deployed Teams in just one week. Cyclotron delivered:

  • A global Microsoft Teams rollout.
  • A full change management program to quickly get team members up and running with Microsoft Teams.
  • TeamsHub by Cyclotron – Govern, enabling the IT team to easily provision and manage Teams.
  • TeamsHub by Cyclotron – Adopt to provide employees with online, on-demand training, from quick ‘how-to’ task clips to more in-depth materials.

Results

“In these tough times, Cyclotron was excited to help Make a Wish seamlessly continue their day to day work of granting life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses fighting for their lives.”

Amber Bahl, Founder and CEO, Cyclotron Inc
  • Microsoft Teams deployed and Make-A-Wish Foundation staff enabled and trained in just one week.
  • Enabled the Make-A-Wish Foundation team to continue to getting grants and planning post-lockdown wishes, despite the sudden move to remote working. The team can now also grant wishes remotely!

“Cyclotron enabled us to create a common employee collaboration toolset and augment our current capabilities from a productivity standpoint. They helped us accelerate the program multifold and ensured we rolled out an expansive MS Teams solution across the enterprise in a very short timeframe”

Bipin Jayaraj, CIO – Make- A-Wish
  • More than 500 meetings organized and more than 55,000 chat messages – and growing.
  • Over 75% Teams adoption in the first two weeks.

“Cyclotron has proven to be a true partner, and not just another vendor. More than once, they have gone above and beyond our expectations, and their only intent was to support our mission of granting the wish of every eligible child with a critical illness. When COVID-19 struck, they quickly adjusted an outstanding SOW we had in place to accelerate our MS Teams deployment, and reduce project costs. They were agile enough to pivot from an 8-week deployment to a 1-week deployment. This filled critical communication and collaboration gaps, in an even more critical moment in time.”

Travis Gibson, Director of IT Infrastructure, Make-A-Wish Foundation

Call to Action

Cyclotron can help your organization communicate and collaborate effectively whether you’re in an office, on the road, or working from home. Contact us to talk about your Teams rollout needs or schedule a TeamsHub demo.

The full PR can be found here : http://www.prweb.com/releases/make_a_wish_increases_societal_impact_using_teamshub_by_cyclotron/prweb17178676.htm

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March 24, 2020

People Manager Framework and TeamsHub by Cyclotron: Adopting Microsoft Teams made easy

San Francisco based Cyclotron Inc., a fast-growth company recently announced using the People Manager Framework to help Enterprises thinking of deploying or having recently deployed Microsoft Teams adopt it better, faster and easier. Along with its flagship TeamsHub by Cyclotron product, this makes Microsoft Teams experience much better for both administrators and end-users.

A common scenario in any IT organization is to roll out a new application or software. This is done by the IT department after the decision by the executive sponsor has been made. However, the rollout and change enablement process most of the time involves very few training or immersion sessions. Champions are involved sporadically and getting buy-in from some business teams is a formality. This is then followed by mass communication and training sessions for everyone.

In many cases, the wrong first experience creates end-user frustration. Also, all end users cannot be trained, all end users do not sit in the same office, or there is no one size fit all methodology especially in a multi-generational, distributed workforce. This is true for Microsoft Teams’ adoption as well.

 People Manager Framework is a simplified path for Hockey Stick adoption of Microsoft Teams by focusing on a starting point for the best end-user experience. By focusing on the persona of the employee and automating tasks such as Team creation, channels linking them to various Yammer and Stream groups, Forms and Flow, leads to manage resistance and increase adoption. This also helps in cutting down training costs and service desk tickets.

Using TeamsHub by Cyclotron, provides you an intelligent, automated and intuitive system to manage all the governance, security policies, end-user experience features across the organization through a single interface. Using bots such as HR Assistant and communicator apps drives inclusivity as compared to email or other add-ons.

About Cyclotron
Cyclotron was proudly founded in San Francisco in 2014 with the sole intent of accelerating the success of our clients by solving mission-critical business and technology challenges, through a proven network of industry-specific frameworks. We’re a trusted strategic partner to many innovative organizations in the financial, health and life sciences, public, retail, and technology sectors. Our solutions combined with your investment with us boost productivity, enhances collaboration, and integrates intelligence across your entire enterprise.

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March 16, 2020

Cyclotron Announces Release of Employee Engagement platform to Boost Remote Worker Productivity

Cyclotron Inc. announced a major update to its flagship TeamsHub product by launching TeamsHub Engage that adds to critical end-user productivity and employee engagement to its robust administration and governance feature set.

TeamsHub by Cyclotron – Engage is a unified solution to engage employees on Microsoft Teams. It helps find expertise and personnel, share documentation, provide recognition for outstanding work, a medium to provide kudos for birthdays and anniversaries, and various other features to transform a normal environment into a highly collaborative, happy and engaged workplace. Along with these features, the powerful voice routing feature allows users to collaborate in real-time with voice, video, IM and screen share to boost remote worker productivity.

In uncertain times such as the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, which has caused travel restrictions and regional lockdowns, online collaboration has become even more important. Employer to employee communication is critical with periodic updates and notifications. At the same time, peer to peer collaboration is extremely vital to get work done and keep business moving.

“We are excited about this release of TeamsHub by Cyclotron – Engage, the employee engagement platform on Microsoft Teams. It uses modern frameworks and design techniques for a slick premium experience and quick access to relevant information across multiple devices and screen resolutions. Our goal is to increase worker productivity and employee engagement for a globally distributed remote workforce.”

– Amber Bahl, Founder and CEO of Cyclotron Inc.

“TeamsHub by Cyclotron – Engage is the dedicated collaboration workspace for the entire organization. Plus it also encourages employees to have fun and be connected while doing the job at hand using various social features,” quotes Sunil Kumar, Director of Engineering. Logu Krishnan, Director of Technology further added, “Personalization is key for making TeamsHub Engage a success by tailoring it to be relevant for various user roles and personas. Using AI-powered chatbots, we further simplify daily routine tasks thus reducing time and effort.”

About Cyclotron


Cyclotron was proudly founded in San Francisco in 2014 with the sole intent of accelerating the success of our clients by solving mission-critical business and technology challenges, through a proven network of industry-specific frameworks. We’re a trusted strategic partner to many innovative organizations in the financial, health and life sciences, public, retail, and technology sectors. Our solutions combined with your investment with us boosts productivity, enhances collaboration, and integrates intelligence across your entire enterprise.

For more information or to request a demo please contact sales@cyclotrongroup.com.

The actual press release can be found on PRWeb

For more information on Cyclotron visit – http://www.cyclotrongroup.com.


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March 02, 2020

Cyclotron invests in India Development Center

Cyclotron Inc., a fast-growth company, and Microsoft Managed Partner, that provides tailored solutions and industry-leading products around Microsoft Office365 and Azure, recently expanded its operations by investing in a development center in Pune, India and is aiming for more growth in the coming year
Pune India Development Center - Cyclotron Group and TeamsHub.io

Cyclotron Inc., a fast-growth company, and Microsoft Managed Partner, that provides tailored solutions and industry-leading products around Microsoft Office365 and Azure, recently expanded its operations by investing in a development center in Pune, India and is aiming for more growth in the coming year

The Cyclotron India Development Center is located in the rapidly growing startup hub in Baner, Pune and is the first Cyclotron office outside the United States. It provides core services tailored to custom development, infrastructure and serves as the innovation and development arm for Cyclotron’s customers and partners. Apart from providing critical technological expertise for various customer projects, the Cyclotron India Development Center was instrumental in developing its flagship product – TeamsHub by Cyclotron. With the large growth seen from enterprise customers moving their infrastructure and custom applications to the Microsoft Azure platform and leveraging Modern Productivity using Office 365 and Teams, the timing was right to expand and invest further to nurture innovation and development expertise at Cyclotron.

“Cyclotron is very excited to expand operations in India and our ability to better support our strategic and enterprise partners,” said Amber Bahl, Founder, and CEO of Cyclotron Inc. “Every customer and market has unique requirements and opportunities. Cyclotron is committed to working with our partners to tailor products and technologies to their unique style and taste. As we grow and expand to new markets in the US, it became necessary for us to scale and provide quality of service delivery as well as the innovation and expertise that is critical for all of us to succeed together. And we are only getting started as we aim for ambitious growth of up to 150+ people in the coming 12-15 months.”

About Cyclotron
Cyclotron was proudly founded in San Francisco in 2014 with the sole intent of accelerating the success of our clients by solving mission-critical business and technology challenges, through a proven network of industry-specific frameworks. We’re a trusted strategic partner to many innovative organizations in the financial, health and life sciences, public, retail, and technology sectors. Our solutions combined with your investment with us boost productivity, enhances collaboration, and integrates intelligence across your entire enterprise.

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