Why you shouldn't buy Copilot... yet

Microsoft has launched Copilot Pro, a new subscription that delivers the most advanced features and capabilities to the already powerful Copilot experience.
18.01.24 Charles Griffiths

The new tech can amplify creativity, unlock productivity, and accelerate innovation. With Copilot, you can be more creative in Word, bring ideas to life in PowerPoint, analyse trends in Excel, lighten the load in Outlook, summarise conversations in Teams, and more.

But here is why you shouldn’t dive in buy a license straight away.

Get ready, get steady and… stop.

Copilot will be a game changer for your business. However, our experience as an IT and Tech company that partners with small to medium businesses in the UK, means we are urging you to not run headfirst into this shiny new toy.

You could unleash a monster into your organisation, if your security and permissions are not watertight.

With the right set up, this could be the biggest efficiency boost your business has ever seen. But disaster lurks for those who go diving headfirst.

As with any new technology, it is important to carefully plan your implementation of Copilot. There are potential risks and disadvantages that must be acknowledged and mitigated, such as potential biases in AI algorithms, job displacement, and over-reliance on automation. Ethical concerns are paramount in AI adoption, and organisations should ensure responsible AI use, considering issues like fairness, transparency, and accountability.

We encourage you to carefully consider these risks and plan your implementation of Copilot accordingly. If you would like a free and professional audit to discover how Copilot can enhance your business, please book a call with our team today.

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