Office 365 provides a highly secure suite of cloud-based productivity solutions for small businesses ranging from simple email solutions to more complex enterprise systems and tools. It is a flexible solution that can be customized and configured based on your small business’s requirements and needs. Here are just a few of the advantages that you can expect when you upgrade to Office 365 services.
No Loss in Compatibility
When you upgrade to Office 365, you can retain the tools you already use – Office 365 is compatible with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote and Publisher. Your projects in these programs will integrate seamlessly as long as the version is not too far out of date. You will also be able to synchronize your documents with your desktop, broadcast presentations and move documents between computer document libraries. New features such as Exchange and Sharepoint allow you to take advantage of the new cloud based reach of Office 365 as well.
Office 365 gives you the ability to access all of your important contacts, documents, emails and calendars from remote locations. Although the base content may be on a laptop in San Diego, you can use it or respond to it from your iPhone or Android device miles away. You also gain the ability to view documents seamlessly on either Apple or PC products, regardless of the original platform that created the content.
Collaboration & Security
As documents are shared, a robust security structure must in place. One of the most important Office 365 services is its password portal that allows you to share large proprietary files with multiple people without having to worry about an information leak or security breach.
Low Learning Curve
Microsoft has always been known for creating products that are intuitive, and the Office 365 platform is no different. If you are familiar with the Office platform, you will be able to use all of your old shortcuts and functionality. All of the menus are generally in the same place, and even the more complicated systems are easy to learn.
Once you move into the cloud, you are a partner with the host. Your host owes it to you to maintain a certain level of service so that all of the features above can be accessed. Office 365 is one of the most reliable platforms in the world, with a 99.9% uptime guarantee that is backed by the company financially.
Because Office 365 is so well known, you can rely on their platform to perform. They have a strong reputation in the industry for helping small businesses solve their productivity challenges with reliable, secure, and highly functional systems that perform.
Interested in leveraging Office 365 for your small business in the San Diego area? Contact CSCi for a consultation and we’ll help you define the right solution to meet your business needs.