By Chris Sirianni
What is O365?
O365, aka Office 365, is a collection of premier applications for the business space and it is ever growing and developing. O365 consolidates a lot of standard business practices into a single platform using Exchange, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Office Suite, etc. All these features are part of a single service. The system management and security aspects are constantly being upgraded and developed to stay on the leading edge.
Why should you be using O365?
In our opinion, it is the best tool on the market and a must-have for any business. It grants mobility, ease of use, security, and good price, all on a unified platform. As your business’ central hub, it’s the perfect solution for creation, organization, and collaboration and allows you to do your job more easily. The barriers to entry are also very low.
What is its best feature?
The applications work together seamlessly and complement each other. We love O365 for its functional emails, file sharing, and Teams. Microsoft Teams is ideal for collaboration and communication – hold conference calls and meetings anywhere in the world or send instant messages or file uploads to other team members. Because O365 is cloud-based, all applications are usable via mobile devices and can be accessed from anywhere. Share mailboxes, calendars, and contacts, and co-author documents. The features are endless.
Did we mention the cost? O365 works on a monthly subscription basis based on number of users, and the cost of the license depends on the level of functionality you need. We love it because it’s customizable to your needs and helps you easily budget your IT spend for the year. Upgrades are automatic and included.
How about security?
If you know us, you know security is a top priority. O365 uses two-factor authentication (2FA), threat detection, and anti-malware. It’s a secure enough platform that it’s used by the Department of Defense. And because your files are stored in the cloud and regularly backed up, there are no concerns about data loss. Almost every major company in the world uses O365.
Do you have questions or need help in setting up O365 in your organization? That’s what we’re here for.