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10 Benefits of Office 365

Office 365 has been around since June 2011 and provides a simple and cost-effective means to obtain the very latest office apps for a low monthly fee.  Office 365 is great for start-ups, sole traders and small businesses as well as much larger organisations due to its inherent ease of use and the flexibility to use on any device. Here are 10 reasons to consider adopting it for your business:

1. Mobility

Key to Office 365 is the ability to get things done on any device, anywhere and at any time. Office 365 provides a consistent and fast user experience with access to everything you need to accomplish tasks. The service provides web-enabled access to email, documents, contacts, and calendar on almost any device including PCs, Macs, iPhones, Android phones, and BlackBerry smartphones. It frees you to work where and when you choose.

2. Collaboration

Office 365 provides business-class email, shared calendars, instant messaging, online conferencing and access to the most up-to-date documents, allowing you to share information with colleagues in real-time, wherever they are located and without compromising on security.

3. Intuitive, faster and familiar tools

Your business will benefit from a whole range of apps which teams will come to rely on with all the features they need. Everything works cohesively and with no hassle or fuss.

4. Updates included

Office 365 is continually updated with new features and users get access to them as soon as they are released.

5. Guaranteed uptime

Office 365 is built from the ground up with reliability, availability, and performance in mind. Office 365 helps safeguard your organisation’s critical data with geo-redundant, enterprise-grade, reliability and disaster recovery with multiple data centres and automatic failover as well as a strict privacy policy. All users benefit from a stringent service level agreement which provides a 99.9% uptime guarantee which is financially backed. Get on with what you need to complete without any loss in productivity.

6. Rock solid security

Security is of key importance and your data is protected and control is simple. The comprehensive built-in security manages malware, spam, phishing attacks and other threats assuredly. Microsoft data centres help safeguard your data and are certified to meet multiple industry-standard certifications.

7. Minimises capital expenditure

Office 365 gives businesses a smarter option to manage IT expenditure by minimising any upfront costs and taking away the challenge of budgeting and managing on premise servers and other hardware as well as the one-off costs for upgrades. Office 365 gives businesses the ability to leverage enterprise-grade IT services at a fraction of the cost of managing your own hardware and services on site.

8. Flexibility for your business

With Office 365 your business can benefit from the pay-as-you-go pricing options that which provide predictability and flexibility for your business. Office 365 also offers great flexibility by allowing you to easily provide users with only the services they need, adding increased value to your business.

9. Eases the IT resource burden

There is no requirement for advanced IT knowledge to set up and manage Office 365. Administering the service is simple and designed for organisations which have little or no internal IT resources. And if you have an IT team they can focus on improving productivity throughout your business without time wasted managing in-house servers and applications. Administrative tasks are performed using an intuitive, web-based portal that is accessible only to users that you designate.

10. Increases professionalism

Office 365 enhances the professionalism of your business. Combining the powerful suite of apps, messaging and collaboration tool s as well as the domain name which further enhances your business brand, this can help set your business apart from others that use free or ad-supported services.

If you are considering Office 365 for your business why not have a chat with a Columbus Office 365 specialist? Our staff are friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable and we can help address your ongoing business challenges without the technical jargon that can sometimes unnecessarily complicate IT solutions for UK SMEs. Contact us or call us on 0333 240 7755.

Your complete office in the cloud. Office 365 from Columbus UK.

Your complete office in the cloud. Office 365 from Columbus UK.