Is Microsoft® Office 365 the right choice for your business?
Impact of Microsoft Office 365 on professional and small businesses
Microsoft Office 365 is the next generation productivity suite that has been released by Microsoft in order to provide business solutions to professional and small businesses. With the ever changing scenario in technology, Microsoft has upgraded the version of Microsoft Office 2007 with Cloud Computing, co-authoring, Microsoft SharePoint integration into Microsoft Office documents as well as 24x7 help desk support throughout the year. The inclusion of these new technologies enables Microsoft Office 365 to enhance business productivity and decrease business costs.
Some of the features that help professional and small businesses to enhance productivity can be seen as follows:-
- Reduced IT Requirements
Small businesses do not have IT staff to meet their requirements for communication and collaboration. They need to have services that are easy and quick to use. Microsoft Office 365 provides small businesses to have an instant start up.
- Integrated Network
With the inclusion of Cloud Computing in Microsoft Office 365, employees are able to store information in the cloud platform and access it on their desktops or Windows Phone 7. Microsoft SharePoint enables employees of the organization to have their own dedicated portal, which allows them to store their information and share it with other colleagues.
- Enhanced Sharing of Documents
Documents can be shared between more than two employees, which enhance the overall productivity for employees to compete work. Employees can also share their work through broadcast capabilities of Microsoft PowerPoint across various devices such as Smartphone or PCs.
- Platform Independent
Microsoft Office 365 documents can be accessed across various devices such as Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7 OS desktops. Once the documents have been updated, they can be stored on the cloud platform such as Windows Live SkyDrive.
These are just some of the benefits of Microsoft Office 365 that make is convenient for professionals and small businesses to have an integration of work amongst employees, increase productivity, and reduce costs.