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Top ten benefits of Office 365

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What are the top ten benefits of Office 365 to your business?

Office 365 is a subscription based service that includes access to Microsoft Office applications plus other cloud services. The services such as Lync web conferencing, Exchange Online hosted email for business and  SharePoint for online storage and information sharing are accessed via the Internet.

Anytime, Anywhere Access – Office 365 provides web-enabled access to email, documents, contacts, and calendars on almost any device including PCs, Macs, Windows Phones, iPads, iPhones, Android phones and tablets and other mobile devices.

Office Web Apps – Browser based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook provide a familiar way to access documents and emails from the web browser on a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone even if Office software isn’t installed.

Seamless Integration with existing MS Office software –  No need to retrain employees, Office 365 works seamlessly with Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that you probably already rely on.

Easy Communication and Collaboration with people inside and Outside Your Organization Use Lync to Send instant messages to colleagues and customers and invite them to participate in meetings over the web with online HD video conferencing where you can also review documents or take control of or view a desktop.

Full function email – Including calendar and meeting scheduling with 50 GB mailbox per user.

Improved security – emails are automatically scanned for spam, viruses and other malicious software before being delivered to your inbox.

Flexibility for Your Business  Office 365 is offered with a range of options, ranging from email only up to email, SharePoint and Lync with MS Office software on subscription. You only pay for what you need. Pay-as-you-go pricing gives instant scalability allowing you to add or remove user subscriptions on demand.

Less worry – No need for onsite servers so no more worrying about cost and disruption associated with software and hardware upgrades. Microsoft manage the IT infrastructure and seamlessly perform upgrades without interruption to services.

Guaranteed reliability – Office 365 brings Enterprise level software and availability, with a financially backed 99.9% uptime guarantee, to SMEs at very affordable prices.

Instant disaster recovery – if your premises are damaged by fire or your IT equipment is stolen there is no need to resort to restoring data from backup. Simply logon to Office 365 from any computer or device with an Internet connection to access your data and emails.

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At Cheltenham IT Solutions we use Office 365 for our office systems and these have been the main benefits for us. Can you think of any we’ve have missed?


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