The 5 best things about Office 365

 In Hardware and Software

Proactive IT Solutions recommends Office 365 to our clients because we have first-hand experience of how beneficial it is for our business.

Here’s the five reasons we think migrating to Office 365 is a no-brainer.

1. It’s simple to use

It has the look and feel of the traditional Microsoft Office Suite you know and love. The only difference is that now you can collaborate on documents in real time in the cloud.

And, it’s easy to manage and add user accounts through the Office 365 web portal.

2. It’s portable

You can access Office 365 anywhere in the world either from your device or directly through a web browser, as long as you have an internet connection. If you’re working off-line, you can sync your data back up at the next convenient opportunity.

You don’t have to worry when you get a new computer or upgrade your computer’s operating system. Office 365 is compatible with Windows and Mac; as well as iOS, Android and Windows Mobile devices; and because it’s an online subscription, you can just install it – no digging about in filing cabinets for old installation discs and lost product keys!

3. It’s secure

One major consideration in moving to a cloud service is security. Office 365 delivers multiple encryption options to protect your data in transit and ‘at rest’. Spam filtering and virus protection are automatically enabled on all inbound and outbound email messages by Microsoft Exchange Online Protection.

You can also be assured that access to your data will not be interrupted as Microsoft runs Office 365 on hardware with redundancy. This means that things can fail at their end without impacting the service. The data centres that Office 365 runs from also have backup power and multiple internet connections to protect against power and internet failure.

4. It’s cost-effective and scalable

You can pay your Office 365 subscription monthly or yearly, and you automatically get new features as they’re released and the next version of Office when it comes out. You won’t be stuck on a legacy version of the Office Suite when the next upgrade comes out.

Office 365 licensing easily scales for any changes in your business. Whether you are downsizing your business or it is growing rapidly, Office 365 can adapt to these changes. You won’t be needing new servers or other hardware to update systems and add users.

5. It comes with a bunch of awesome extras

What can be more awesome than numbers one to four? Office 365 has a number of collaboration tools that can complete this list. These tools bring us together as a team. Post photos in Yammer, send a quick chat in Skype for Business or share a document in SharePoint. Office 365 collaboration tools will improve your communication systems and workflow processes.

Want to know more?

If you want to know more about Office 365, you can read this handy explainer.

Need help?

If you need help with any aspect of your Office 365 experience, or you’d like to talk to us about migrating to Office 365, contact Proactive IT Solutions today.

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