Being more organised, protected and efficient used to be a struggle for businesses operating worldwide and across multiple platforms but with Office 365, the strain on office teams and professionals is greatly improved, say Julian Shelley, owner of Woodstock IT and a Vuzion partner.
In the modern business world, you have to stay ahead of the competition and ensure your company is streamlined and able to operate to its full potential, no matter the industry. Choosing Office 365 for creating, storing and sharing files is a great way to boost your internal processes and to always be professional when creating new leads and managing relationships.
In addition to the added benefit of staff already being able to use core Microsoft Office programmes, such as Word and Excel, here are five ways to use Office 365 to boost your business.
1. Access files 24/7 to improve efficiency
Gone are the days when you need to be logged in to your desktop at work to access your files and continue working on projects. Everyone from Managing Directors to Executives can log on to the Cloud anytime and anywhere, provided they have an internet connection. This flexibility is a true game changer and means there’s no delay in company updates and feedback. If you work globally across multiple time zones, it’s a must-have.
2. Store and share data with 1 TB storage
With Office 365 the benefit of having 1TB of storage is both a time saver and a resource tool. Emails, old files and general IT housekeeping aren’t needed so time isn’t wasted deleting old correspondence and documents. At the same time, this means you can organise a complete record of all business, whilst always being able to create and add new files each day. With this storage on the Cloud, your devices aren’t weighed down with memory use and you’re never restricted by hardware.
3. Impress with HD video conferencing
Online meetings are now standard for most businesses, meaning a reliable connection and good video and sound quality are essential to fend of the competition. Office 365 offers HD video conferencing so it’s like you’re in the same room as your clients and you’re able to run resentations, record talks and concentrate on what you do best without worrying about any IT issues.
4. Utilise cross platform devices
Working in a fast-paced environment means you want to make the most of laptops, tablets and mobile phones to get the job done. As your emails and files are stored on the Cloud, you can access them anytime, anywhere across all of your devices, giving you the freedom to use whichever is the most appropriate. Changes saved on one device will appear on other connected machines, so you’re time is spent efficiently and edits can immediately be seen by colleagues.
5. Be safe and secure for less
As part of the package, the Microsoft data centre protects your email communications, documents and networks by actively scanning for viruses and malware. This in-built security runs continuously without you having to press ‘go’ and you can also wipe all data if required, for instance if your device is stolen. Ideally, as all your data will be stored on the Cloud, you’ll never lose your files even if devices get mislaid.
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