How many times have you been heading home from work, and as you’re driving, you realize that you forgot to add an important point to the document you were working on? Or, how many times has your productivity been stalled because you’ve had to wait on an application to update?
Both situations can get frustrating, making you wish there was a more efficient way to do things.
Enter Office 365. Though it may sound familiar, it isn’t the same as Microsoft Office. Office 365 is a cloud-based service that allows businesses to purchase a subscription plan and receive access to a variety of ready-to-use, known business applications.
These apps (discussed below) will transform your work environment into the most efficient and productive version it has ever been. Considering that one out of every five corporate employees in nearly every enterprise uses an Office 365 cloud service, this service is definitely one to seriously consider when looking for solutions to bring your business to the next, competitive level.
There are many benefits that come with cloud computing such as flexibility, security, convenience, and increased collaboration. When you work from and store your data in the Cloud rather than on on-premise storage servers, it allows you to access your data from anywhere in the world as long as you have a web-enabled device, an internet connection, and the right credentials.
With this extreme flexibility, business owners can enable their employees to work from home every once in awhile, which has been proven to increase productivity and happiness. This convenience can also allow workers to get ahead on their work during the holidays if they choose to, which is always a plus.
Cloud storage also automatically saves your data. It also gives you an additional backup/business continuity plan in case anything were to ever happen to your physical office location. For example, if all your computers and on-site servers were destroyed or stolen, your data would still be safe and accessible from alternate devices.
In short, you could keep your business alive and running in the face of disaster.
And, if security is a concern, Office 365 is the thing that will put your mind at ease. Cloud data storage has some of the best security encryptions and protocols out there.
Wide Range of Applications
As mentioned, Office 365 offers a variety of applications.
You may already be familiar with most of them, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. With an Office 365 plan, your business will also have access to the latest desktop versions of these applications. These apps can be installed across multiple computers and devices. These applications also allow multiple employees to log in and work on the same file to make real-time updates. In turn, active updates drive a true collaborative experience.
A huge perk of cloud computing applications is that they automatically update. With Office 365, you will always have the most up-to-date version of the applications. That saves you the time and hassle of upgrading them yourself. Plus, as an added bonus, updated applications are more secure.
One of the biggest benefits to Office 365 is that it’s very affordable. With all of other benefits in mind, it’s no wonder that Office 365 has become the most popular enterprise cloud app, overtaking apps like Dropbox and Google Apps. In fact, 74% of large businesses with more than 4,000 employees run only Office 365.
Ready to make the switch? At RedNight Consulting, we’re ready to provide you with solutions to reduce your workflow stress and allow your business to reach its most efficient and productive state.
If you’re ready to migrate your business to Office 365, contact us today!