Most of today’s companies use a Microsoft Office suite to function every day. Microsoft applications have long been the data processing standard for business professionals of all kinds, for everything to drafting documents to keeping track of contacts. However, many are still tied to desktop versions that come with tedious update and licensing responsibilities.

Microsoft Office has come a long way and their effort is reflected in the new, collaborative, and powerful Microsoft Office 365. With Office 365, Microsoft has bundled all their office productivity applications in a centralized hub in the Cloud. For users still tied to desktop software, Office 365 will be a game changer. And for users who have made the move to Office 365, optimization strategies can offer increased benefit and efficiency.

Microsoft Office 365 is the leading subscription-based productivity suite in the Cloud game – wondering why?

So, you’re probably wondering – what’s so game-changing about Office 365? The fact of the matter is, trying to narrow down the most strategic benefits Office 365 offers is difficult. It really does help your staff work more efficiently on every level. To get an idea of how, check out the leading benefits below.

  • Collaboration is seamless and all Microsoft’s applications integrate easily.
  • Communication is streamlined with solutions for voice, video, email, and chat.
  • Mobility and remote work for your team are easier than ever before.
  • Scalability is easy; access a simple menu in your browser to add/remove users.
  • Security is heightened by dynamic integration with cybersecurity tools

What’s keeping you from making the migration? Office 365 business benefits await!

Cloud computing is often seen as a risky decision among business professionals. However, as the Cloud continues to drive optimization in the business space, many professionals are looking for the best Cloud applications and tools to manage their resources and optimize operations. And there’s no question: Microsoft offers the most experience and optimization potential for businesses.

Office 365 was designed with their traditional legacy in mind, but was custom built to support the modern, globally diverse business office. The Easton Technology team is committed to helping professionals choose the right Office 365 configuration that will best support your business’ operational needs. We believe the first step is helping companies like yours really understand how Office 365 will change the way your entire team does business.

Check out the top ways Office 365 will change the game for your team:

  • Anytime, Anywhere Network Access for Your Team Now, it’s not enough to have all your apps centralized for your team – they need to be able to access them whenever and from wherever they need them. The new world of work is defined by breaking free from the confines of the traditional desk. Remote and on-the-go work are not simply luxuries anymore – your team requires the ability to access work data from anywhere and on any device, without technical difficulties.Cloud computing has made this possible and Office 365 provides the perfect and familiar platform required to ensure your business network is always available to your team when its required. Microsoft has an extensive amount of market experience and has developed the security and accessibility tools necessary to ensure business data is consistently available and secure. This offers huge productivity value and allows for a consistent connection between your team and the resources they need.Further, this has huge impacts on your bottom line. Instead of having to invest in special hardware like company laptops or smartphones that are set up to store sensitive company data with expensive licenses, your team can simply access what they need from the secure Office 365 platform. Team members have access only to what they need and can access it securely no matter what device they may be using. This makes it easy for your company to reduce hardware investments and embrace more cost-effective options like the BYOD trend. This way, your costs stay low and your team stays productive while using whichever end-point they prefer. The team at Easton Technology is committed to ensuring your Office 365 deployment prioritizes budget and access concerns.
  • Optimized Team Communication & Dynamic Voice Options The communication tools in Office 365 are designed to offer consistent, instantaneous connection and seamless integration. This means that whether you’re emailing in Outlook, video-calling on Skype for Business or using the instant messaging features on any of the Office 365 apps, you’re able to connect with the team members you need – whenever and however works best for you.It’s not just limited to that either. Office 365 Enterprise customers are able to reap even more communications benefits than their SMB counterparts. For an affordable and fixed per-user, monthly rate, companies can take advantage of full voice capabilities through the Lync server that is built into the Office 365 platform.Lync improves IP capabilities for your team by enhancing your existing phone systems using VoIP. Even better? Users get fully hosted voicemail in the Cloud and still get to choose their preferred end-point – meaning the service can be extended to mobile devices as well. Simply put, in an age of high-priority communication, Office 365 allows companies to take advantage of high-quality and efficiently centralized telecommunications, for an affordable monthly rate.
  • Unlimited Storage & Strategic Scalability Physical data centers are often designed with storage limitations and IT professionals are constantly working to balance storage loads to ensure you don’t run out of digital space. Further, trying to keep these data stores secure and backed-up can be a huge task. The team at Easton Technology is committed to implementing Office 365 in a way that will support all your storage and backup needs. Office 365 allows businesses to take advantage of unlimited storage, meaning the majority of your data build-up – documents, emails, etc. – can be securely stored in your company Cloud. This offers huge scalability potential as well. Knowing you have an unlimited warehouse for data on the Office 365 platform means your data storage solutions will grow alongside your business as needed.
  • Streamlined Administration & Maintenance: From Updates to License Management When it comes to running a large-scale enterprise, team members from all departments and at all levels will have different software requests. When using physical software, trying to cater to the needs and preferences of each team member would be nearly impossible. And trying to do this while staying budget positive and tracking updates and licensing schedules? Forget it.Office 365 allows enterprises to set up software allotments by user for a low and fixed monthly rate. This means you have a predictable cost, per user and since the licenses operate on a monthly basis, license management is easy. Users can be added or removed as needed. Even better? Easton Technology offers dynamic Office 365 monitoring and maintenance services which will take system management concerns off your shoulders completely!

Stop putting off the switch – free yourself from desktop and work towards optimizing an Office 365 platform and watch your business thrive.

Reach the Easton Technology team for support anytime at (405) 384-4490 or via email at support@eastontechnology.com.