August 30, 2013

Benefits of Microsoft Office 365

by: Bill Walter
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By now, everyone has heard of Microsoft Office 365. It’s Microsoft’s offering of all of the applications you have been using for years (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) hosted in the cloud. In addition to these applications, Microsoft offers services such as Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Lync Online for even more ways your employees can stay connected. But, you may still be wondering how Office 365 can help your business.

Minimize IT costs

Microsoft Office 365 and the services that tie those applications together live on very serious back-end systems – the kind that would cost us all a great deal of money if we tried to create them ourselves. When you use Office 365, you leverage those back-end systems to get all the high-end features (without the cost of maintaining them) and only pay for the services you need.

Anywhere access

One of the most important benefits is that Office 365 provides a seamless experience. It’s built to be accessible from virtually any device. Once configured, each user will see the same information on each device connected to the Office 365 services (e.g., an email read on a mobile device is marked as read on your computer in the office).

Secure and reliable

Office 365 applications and services are hosted in a secure environment with a guaranteed 99.9% uptime.

Rest assured, your Office 365 data is backed up to secure datacenters and replicated to ensure availability and business continuity.

Customized plans to fit your needs

Microsoft’s Office 365 plans are subscription-based, which enables you to set an accurate budget and avoid unexpected technology costs.

You also have the ability to scale up and down within the plans. Picking what you need, and growing into more of what Office 365 offers, will let your company match pace with even larger organizations, but at a price you can afford.

Check out this link for a comparison of the Office 365 plans and what they include.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/business/compare-office-365-for-business-plans-FX102918419.aspx

Click here to try Office 365 free for 30 days. Questions about migrating to Office 365? We can help. Contact us via email or 410.685.5512.

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