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Business benefits of Office 365
Posted by Caroline Moore on 09/05 at 03:21 PM Office 365,
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Sometimes you just need to see the benefits of an IT product in black and white. No nonsense, no pictures...just facts.

I hope this blog give you the details you need to decide whether Microsoft Office 365 is a good fit for your business.

Anywhere access
Office 365 gives you access to everything you need, no matter where you are or what device or operating system you are using. You can view, edit and share your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, email, calendars, contacts and team sites on your PC or Mac, through a mobile device or via web browser with Office on Demand and Office Web Apps.

You can also maintain a consistent experience across your devices by using OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online to save your documents to the cloud from within the apps you know. Automatic backup and syncing means you always have the latest versions of your documents and services so you can continue working where you left off.

Familiar tools
Introducing new systems and learning how to use them effectively is an expensive and time consuming process; that’s why Office 365 includes the same apps your users rely on every day with all the new features they need.

Smarter IT spend
You no longer you need to plan for capital expenditure; Office 365 minimises your upfront costs as it takes care of all the hardware setup, maintenance and software upgrades. As a cloud-based service, you get the latest enterprise-grade tools for a simple, predictable monthly fee per user and at a fraction of what it would cost to run it yourself.

Because no two businesses are the same, there are a range of service plans available that are optimised for different needs and budgets.

Work better together
Collaboration among teams is vital. Work together in real-time from multiple locations through business-class email, shared calendars and the ability to share files with co-workers, customers and partners.

Seamlessly move between applications – escalate an IM to an email or HD video conference, complete with screen-sharing and real time note-taking, in seconds from your desktop, laptop or handset.

Always up to date
Licensing audits and upgrade cycles are becoming a thing of the past. New features are continually being added so you get them automatically. This is more productive for you and your users as everyone is instantly kept on the same version of Office.

Easy management
The evolution of remote working and multiple devices has increased the effort and cost needed for IT management. On top of an easy and quick deployment, Office 365 simplifies the administration process. You can manage your users and service through a single, web-based administration console, accessible from virtually anywhere. You can very simply install Office applications to any machine and integrate with your Active Directory to add and delete users in moments.

Security you can trust
Security, compliance and privacy are built into Office 365 to help ensure your company data is protected, so you don’t have to invest in costly back-up and data recovery platforms. Using the latest industry-leading data centre design, your network is automatically protected from malware, spam, phishing attacks and other threats. Also protect confidential business data by remotely wiping lost or stolen mobile devices.

Office 365 supports the most rigorous regional and global standards including ISO 27001, SAS70 Type II, EU Safe Harbour and EU Model causes to name a few. Easily manage complex compliance regulations while having complete control over your sensitive data.

If you are interested in switching to Office 365, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0808 1642 365 or by email.

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Caroline Moore on 09/05/2016

Former newspaper journalist, Caroline joined the company in 2008 with no previous knowledge of the industry.

She set about stripping back all the jargon to produce plain English marketing collateral to support the sales teams. Now slightly more well-versed in the dark arts of voice, connectivity and data services, Caroline writes blogs, case studies, data sheets and social media updates to engage with potential and existing customers.

This industry is far cry from her previous working life when she worked as communications manager for Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints.