The growing trend towards moving away from traditional legacy email environments to Office 365 Office is changing the way businesses work. We’ve put together five key benefits of migrating to Office 365 that will make your decision easier.
Flexible working – work anywhere, anytime from any device
Migrating to Office 365 allows your employees to access company files away from the office without the need to set up VPNs, saving time and hassle. By moving to the cloud, your staff can work anywhere with only an internet connection required – great for progressive companies allowing flexible working and greater productivity!
As all your files are centrally located in a Microsoft data centre, there will always be a single data source. If you make a change to a document at home and then your colleague views the file in the office, they will see the most up-to-date document. Gone are the days of e-mailing different versions of the same Excel document between each other.
Allows your staff the ability to access up to date files whilst flexible working.
Your business remains secure
Office 365 comes with a number of security features that ensure that your business can remain secure in the cloud. Office 365 applications are accessed through SSL/TSL encryption so that communications or files are intercepted by someone without authorisation, they won’t be able to read it.
Conducting regular security audits, Microsoft continuously monitor their systems for suspicious activity and have a robust incident response protocol in place. Other security features offered by Office 365 Exchange:
- Up to date antivirus signatures.
- Email protection from malware with anti-spam filtering and antivirus software.
- Microsoft Trustworthy Computing security measures.
Keep your files and communications secure and encrypted.
Instant upgrades and access to new features
As previously mentioned, Microsoft are committed to ensuring that your business remains secure in the cloud. Providing instant updates for all Office 365 solutions, you can avoid having to go through the endless cycle of manually updating your business software and rest assured that your network is not vulnerable to be compromised by those looking to exploit older software solutions.
You’ll also receive access to new features as soon as they’re launched, allowing your employees to utilise new technologies and solutions to improve their workload and productivity.
Avoid having to go through the endless cycle of manual software updates.
Larger mailbox storage
Every business has an email hoarder (or let’s be honest, many email hoarders!). No matter the nature of the email, it’ll remain somewhere in their inbox, even if it’s spam or can be easily deleted. This can cause issues for in-house servers, which can have their storage filled by old files that are not necessary to the present business function.
Provide your employees with the opportunity to keep their files, and ensure that every email they receive can be stored safely in the cloud, thanks to Office 365’s large storage capacity.
We can help you securely access Office 365, and automate the entire back-up process, so you don’t have to spend valuable time on manual back-ups!
Don’t worry about storage.
Built-in data security and compliance
With GDPR in full force, it’s now more important than ever that your business is data compliant. Office 365 has been certified as compliant with ISO 27001 standards, completed SAS70 Type I and II audits, and achieved the EU Safe Harbor seal – allowing you to rest assured that your business is compliant with data regulations.
With Office 365, you can always know where your data is and who has access to it.
How we can help
There are a huge range of options available with Office 365, and as a direct CSP partner, we hold the small and midmarket cloud solutions competency at the gold level for Office 365. We’ll give you frank advice on what you need for your own situation. We’ve helped thousands of users migrate to Office 365, and we can help your business migrate your on premise mailbox, cloud environment or email system to Office 365.
Backing-up and storing your data in the cloud is a low cost, flexible option, however an essential business act, particularly in light of increasing compliance and regulations. We offer back-up as a service, to give you peace of mind that you won’t lose your critical data
We’ll help you get the most from your Office 365 setup and manage your migration to the Cloud.