Office 365 is much more than Microsoft Office in the Cloud. If you are not sure how Office 365 can benefit your business then read on for tips from Office 365 experts!

Cost Reduction & Scalability

Office 365 is a subscription-based service, which means you pay an annual or monthly fee per user. It eliminates the large up-front costs for new software; you’re essentially leasing vs. buying and only paying for what you use. This also moves IT costs from capital to operating expenses. Paying monthly can be helpful from a cash flow perspective and enables you to switch off services that you aren’t using to reduce costs. There are various subscription plans to choose from so a business can decide exactly what services it needs. As your business grows, Office 365 gives you flexibility to scale your solution quickly for each user or department.

Flexible Working

Office 365 enables users to work from anywhere with internet connectivity. As it’s entirely cloud-based, email, files and Office programs can be accessed from any location and any device. The ability to create, edit and share regardless of location is particularly valuable to businesses that require teams to collaborate from multiple locations or while travelling.

Functionality

As well as the familiar apps of Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel, Office 365 offers an amazing range of tools for businesses that need to improve their productivity and boost their collaborative abilities. Just some examples of the tools available:

Microsoft Teams provides a hub for teamwork where employees can chat, organise meetings, and share files. Teams facilitates instant messaging, presence, VoIP and ad hoc and structured conferencing.

OneDrive enables online storage of information, allowing access across teams and devices and on the go.

SharePoint Online is a state-of-the-art document management, collaboration and storage system.

Microsoft Planner is a tool that offers a simple and highly visual way to organise teamwork.

Microsoft Yammer offers a private social network for your organisation. So, you can keep your teams up to date by sharing information, ideas, files, updates, images, and videos etc.

Future-proof technology

Because Office 365 is cloud-based, Microsoft automatically provides enhancements, latest software versions and new functionality as soon as they are released without the need for new hardware, software downloads or patches. Your system will always be best in class and as all users are at the latest version, compatibility issues are a thing of the past.

Data Security & Reliability

Our customers often ask whether their data is secure in a cloud-based service. Although Microsoft provide a secure reliable operating platform, Novem can provide enhanced business continuity with deployed 3rd party email and SharePoint data backup protection . Storing your data in the cloud with Office 365 eliminates the cost of purchasing and operating expensive server rooms, and Microsoft guarantees 99.9% uptime. Office 365 has a lot of built in security features to keep your company’s data safe, including:

  • Message Encryption: This feature allows you to send encrypted email, stopping anyone other than the intended recipient from reading the contents of your email. Encryption works no matter which email service the recipient uses.
  • Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA): ATA uses analytics and machine learning to detect and alert you to suspicious activity straight away. As part of this feature, emails are scanned for malicious links and attachments as they hit your network.
  • Mobile Device Management: This feature helps you secure and manage Office on employees’ mobile devices to protect private company info. You can create and manage device security policies, remotely wipe a device, and view detailed device reports.
  • Data Loss Prevention: This monitors emails and prevents sensitive information from leaving your organisation.

Considering moving to Office 365 – why Novem?

If the benefits and features listed above have convinced you to consider Office 365 in detail, then please contact us at Novem. As a certified Microsoft Partner and Office 365 experts, Novem have the recognised skills and experience to help your business utilise all the benefits of Microsoft Office 365. Let Novem guide your business through the transition to Office 365 and continue to support and advise you as your business develops.

To contact our friendly team of Office 365 experts, please email us at info@novem-it.co.uk, call 0800 046 9957, or fill in our Contact Form and we will be pleased to contact you.