Is it really 25+ years since Bill Gates announced the beginning of the go-to business application, Microsoft Office? Hard to believe, but yes small businesses have been depending on the might of Microsoft Office for what seems like forever.
So what is Office 365? When did we suddenly jump to “365”?!?! Is there some new update that small businesses have missed out on?
Saving Time and Money with Office 365
Office 365 is essentially the ability to work anywhere, any time, on any device. You are no longer restricted to desktop PC access, Office 365 lets you create, edit and share those “oh so familiar” Office applications (and they will always be the latest versions) from your PC or Mac, tablet or phone.
Office 365 is a subscription based cloud application. Number one… You effectively only pay for what you use by paying a predictable (but very cost effective) monthly subscription. Number two… A cloud based application means that you do not need to stump up the initial cost and ongoing maintenance costs of on-site servers. Number three… It reduces the work and costs involved in managing the IT infrastructure of a small business. Number four… No more managing software licenses or worrying about securing your IT systems. Number five… The time saving in always being able to locate specific documents could in itself be astronomical over time! How many minutes/hours have you lost just trying to “find” something?
Collaborating with Office 365
The real beauty of Office 365 is its ability to bring your whole business together… When did you last manage to get hold of everyone on your team on the phone? Get a timely response to an email from everyone on your team? Even get your team together in the same room for a meeting? Office 365 ensures that you and your team can collaborate on various documents in real-time with no restriction as to what device they are using or where they are situated. The files are always available either via the web or through the Office 365 apps. Skype for Business is also integrated so there is no need to send one single email. You can arrange a quick video conference or instant message til your heart's content!
In addition, those of you having to travel long distances for client meetings or becoming increasingly embroiled in lengthy email exchanges can now replace face to face meetings with quick and easy web conferences. Office 365 gives you that edge your competitors don't have (yet).
Office 365 is great for small businesses and will save you both time and money. Office 365 affords small businesses the luxury of being able to work on and grow their own business without the worry of having to keep something which is normally outside their remit (their IT infrastructure) up to date. Office 365 is revolutionary, but the icing on the cake is that here at TurnKey IT we can make the transition even more seamless for your business!
For more information go to https://www.turnkeyit.co.uk/office365