With the continued move towards remote workforces, small and medium-sized businesses are increasingly looking at ways their software can facilitate increased productivity and efficiency within these new distributed working environments.
Office 365 is a cloud-based suite of software that allows your employees to access the office from anywhere. From cloud-hosted file sharing to video conferencing on Teams, Office 365 is helping companies reshape their workplaces in response to the pandemic.
So, with that in mind, let’s take a closer look at Office 365 and the benefits it can bring to your business.
1. Flexible Access to All Company Data
Thanks to Office 365, you can access all of your company’s information from anywhere using a web browser, tablet or mobile device. There’s no longer a need to be limited by a local physical server. Instead, you can use Office 365’s built-in cloud storage to store your essential business information, be it documents, spreadsheets or customer data.
All employees require is access to an internet-enabled device and their login credentials, and they can start using Office 365 straight away. Of course, you’ll want to ensure that sensitive information is correctly protected (with protocols such as two-factor authentication) and stored securely. Still, for day-to-day business use, Office 365 provides employees with the ability to work from anywhere in the world.
2. Increased Security and Protection for Your Data
The move to the cloud also means that your information is now more secure than ever. Cloud-based services use encryption to protect your data, and Office 365 makes the whole thing much more straightforward.
Instead of worrying about how you’re storing your information in the cloud, you can just rest assured that it’s being encrypted by Microsoft. Once again, you can also make your whole operation more secure by asking for strong two-factor authentication to gain access to the most sensitive areas of your business.
You also benefit from built-in redundancies, with Office 365 supported by Microsoft’s gigantic data centres spread across the globe. Should one of these data centres fail, Office 365 will automatically detect it and route your users to a secondary site. It’s all part of Microsoft’s dedication to ensuring that your information is always safe and secure.
3. Increased Scalability
As your company grows, so do your computing requirements. The good news is that, by switching to Office 365, you are no longer limited to a single server or ISP. Instead, you can use Microsoft’s highly-scalable Azure cloud platform to scale your Office requirements up or down as required.
Better still, increasing your cloud infrastructure requirements costs a fraction of what it would to dedicate your own resources to developing the necessary infrastructure. Rather than having to invest in multiple servers and additional software licences, you can simply let Microsoft do all the hard work for you.
4. Greater Collaboration and Productivity Within Your Company
Office 365 also makes it easier for employees within your company to collaborate more effectively. You can conduct your meetings remotely using Teams saving significant time and travel costs, and with files and documents universally accessible 24/7, team members can spend all of their working hours focusing on their core activities rather than dealing with IT-related issues.
Office 365 provides employees with all of the software they need to complete their tasks independent of their device or location, dramatically increasing productivity and reducing costs.
Speak to An Certified Microsoft Partner About Your Company’s Migration to Office 365
If you are weighing up the advantages of switching to cloud-based infrastructure and software, then make sure to speak to a member of our experienced and certified Office 365 experts.
Our team of engineers and technicians boast migration and integration expertise that allows the seamless introduction of Office 365. With our skilled personnel in control, we can have your team make the switch to cloud-based working simultaneously, eliminating downtime.
So, if you want to modernise your workforce today, then make sure to speak to a member of our team today regarding your Office 365 requirements on 0151 334 2543.