Microsoft Office 365: helping your business evolve
Office 365 promises to enhance communication and productivity in your business. It enables users to operate either in office or on the go by using cloud based hosting of applications on any device at any time. Evidence of the success of this product can be seen in its sales, with an expected 100 million users by the end of 2017.
The following are key reasons for considering the move.
As a cloud based tool, using Office 365 allows you access to your files or emails any time day or night 365 days a year, and from any device as long as you have a WIFI connection. If you have no access to WIFI there is still the option to work on your documents and sync them later.
Whether you need to collaborate with a colleague in or outside your organisation, Office 365 makes the process seamless. Providing you with a password protected single location to share files that may be too large to email.
With a pay as you go price plan Office 365 allows you to easily scale up or down depending on business levels which can also lead to financial savings
Send colleagues instant messages, invite them to online meetings were you can work together on documents.
The ability to safe guard your critical data by a regular backup should be an essential component of your business’s data protection plan, so that if disaster strikes you can restore your data with minimal losses. Office 365 offers a 99.9% uptime financially backed service level agreement.
Microsoft are fully aware that keeping its customer’s data protected is imperative. It, therefore, offers robust policies, standards and controls to ensure your data is secure. With integrated cyber-threat protection, your data is secure across all Office 365 enabled devices, protecting against phishing and other cyber security threats. Customer managed controls allows for a tailored Office 365 environment to suit your business’s unique security needs.
Easy to use
Making the move is a straight forward process with no advanced IT knowledge required. Users and devices can be managed from a single dashboard.
From the above examples, it is clear Office 365 has the potential to transform the way your business operates.
However, it has been estimated that only 20% of its functionality is generally used by businesses. It is important that the switch to Office 365 occurs with an appropriate implementation procedure in place. A top down approach is advised in combination with staff training, to ensure your business embraces and maximises the full potential of Office 365. There are a variety of Office 365 packages available so you can choose a package that best suits the needs of your business.