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Office 365 presents a breakthrough affordability and accessibility of the software that small- and medium-size businesses use the most, namely the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
We at The Computing Center believe Office 365 eliminates many of the downsides of loading your network’s computers with the numerous powerful but processing-heavy tools offered by Microsoft Office desktop while still retaining the best features.
To make it clear how Office 365 can make life easier for your enterprise, we’ve summarized some of the more salient benefits below.
Long gone are the days when Microsoft Office was just a handful of publishing and contact management software. Nowadays, businesses depend on numerous specialized tools such as:
- SharePoint for document storage
- OneDrive for storage sync and sharing of files
- OneNote for sharing and collaboration
- Exchange for business-class email
- Skype Business for advanced conferencing functionality
- Publisher for professional publishing features
- Yammer for enterprise social networking
- Delve for tracking colleague projects
- Groups for ad hoc collaboration
- Gigjam for sharing parts of documents
- Planner for group planning
All of these tools are available to everyone in your business so you’re all on the same page and productivity is maximized for everyone!
Office 365 is accessible on multiple levels. The most profound of these is that the tools can be accessed anywhere you have internet connection.
The implications are that no longer are employees tied to their desk in the office. You can log in to use Office tools in the cloud from any PC, tablet, or mobile device anywhere. This means wherever you are is your office.
Office 365 is also easy to set up and easy to use. In a few simple steps, you can be using Office apps to conduct business from anywhere. The apps are also straightforward yet powerful, meaning the barrier to using them is lower than ever.
Office 365 removes much of your business’s share of the security burden. Since Office 365 is based in the cloud, many of the security risks surrounding email, sharing, and collaboration are protect against by Microsoft with resources small and medium firms simple don’t have. In addition, built-in compliance and privacy controls work to keep your data safe.
Shifting Office apps to the cloud saves your business money in several ways.
Unlike traditional desktop software, there are no upfront software purchasing costs. Your costs can now be spread out over time, and costs scale favorably with enterprise size.
Better yet, since software upgrades are included, your software won’t be obsolete in 2-3 years – you’ll always be up to date with the latest version without having to shell out more money upfront for an upgrade. In the long run, subscriptions save firms big bucks.
Since the burden of processing is removed from your PC, less powerful computers may be required by your business, saving in hardware costs. This also means that even devices like tablets and mobile phones can handle tasks on the fly that would have once required you to be anchored to your desk.
Desk? What desk? Office space is expensive. Freeing employees from having to work at a set location can also help make businesses leaner by allowing them to work remotely.
As you can see, the benefits are many and the shortcomings of the traditional desktop software model are largely eliminated. If you’re a small- or medium-size business, Office 365 could be well worth looking into.