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Why Upgrade To Microsoft 365?

26 Mar 2021 - 1:43pm

We have talked about how Microsoft 365 is more than just email.

Data protection solutions, cyber security and how to avoid cyber security threats have all been hot IT topics in the Wellington and Wairarapa regions the last few months. However, it seems as if a lot of us who either have it or are considering it may not realise the full value. We thought we would make a plain and simple list to help. That way you can either become curious about other benefits or make a clear decision about whether it’s best for you to upgrade to Microsoft 365.

 

Simple IT Security Solution

Microsoft’s 365 has extremely robust security protocols. Not only does it have built in malware and spam protection it can help make sure your file and information are safe too. Using Microsoft DLP, you can tailor permissions and build in protocols to prevent the unintentional or accidental sharing of sensitive information.

 

Lots of Data Space Available

Each user gets 1TB of cloud space for file storage, which can be shared at folder or file level. That is no small feat! Forget the days of ‘user mailbox is full’ – each user is given a whopping 50GB in an easy-to-use mailbox. With this much space, it is easy to set up a cloud copy of files in your Documents, Pictures and desktop in case you have problems with your PC.

 

Remote Work

Previously, staff needed to establish a VPN or manage security concerns which made working off-site difficult and cumbersome. Microsoft 365 has solved that problem and working from anywhere is now easy. Sharepoint and Onedrive makes Business files available form anywhere while allowing you to control and securely manage access to these files.

 

Integrated and Collaborative

Calendar, email and contacts are all synced and updated across multiple devices: Laptop, desktop & mobile. Schedule tasks, meetings and track allocations from a top-down level to know exactly how projects are progressing. Real-time co-authoring allowing you and your trusted peers to work on the same file at the same time. There are collaboration tools, and virtual meeting options, built into one platform. No need for the third party, and additional monthly payments for each tool!

 

It doesn’t cost the earth

Once upon a time, updating your Office version meant paying a small fortune and half a day downtime. Microsoft 365 changes that, with no installation delay.

If you are looking into Microsoft 365 for your business, or would like to talk to us about your business architecture, file storage and migration or email, give us a call today at 0800 646 994!