Knowing when to make any change to your business to move it forward is no easy decision to make, but failing to do so can prevent your organisation from progressing. Cloud, mobile, social and other digital technologies have advanced into organisations to improve business best practices, and it is time to embrace them or risk your competitive edge.
Changes to business IT systems can cause a dip in productivity as employees get to grips with new systems and processes, which can make it a delayed and unappealing option for many small businesses. However, it does not have to be so. Office 365 provides a software solution that is already familiar to the majority of businesses and their employees, and can allow a seamless evolution of their efficiency and productivity.
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So, what are the benefits to migrating to Office 365 for any business?
Keep on working
In the event of a disaster such as fire or flood damage, or even if your in-house system crashes, by having your documents and e-mail stored on the cloud, you can keep on working. You may have downtime in terms of cleaning up the debris, but as a business, your employees can pick up where they left off from any location with internet access. Research has shown that unless businesses recover from a disaster within 10 days, they are unlikely ever to get going again.
Office 365 has built-in security and provides continuous compliance. You do not have to worry about external threats to the same extent as you do on your current system. You are in full control of who has access and to what information. You may want to limit the access to key business documents from your employees; overall, you are in control. There are no more fears about losing your laptop which may store business sensitive data. Each user has 1TB of storage to their profile, which far supersedes the memory on an average desktop.
The days of needing a separate VPN and a tech savvy friend to help you access your work server are gone. All you need is internet access. With changing work habits of the workforce that include remote working and flexitime, Office 365 allows a freedom to work from any location without the constraints from a lack of IT skills or equipment.
The multi-device accessibility ensures that e-mails, contacts, documents and calendar are synchronised so that you can pick up your work from any device without the need to e-mail yourself drafts or reminder notes. Your diary can be updated from your phone just as well as your desktop. Office 365 delivers a greater ability to collaborate, which is important not only for the quality of the end product, but for your business’ culture. Sharepoint and Office 365 give you the tools to create and edit documents between multiple users – the edits synchronised for all users in real-time.
By migrating to Office 365, you can have everybody working using the same software within your organisation. There is no need for employees to be using different versions of the same software; the headache of organising licenses, and keeping track of who is on which version is a thing of the past. You can choose which plan suits your business needs, and roll it out across the whole company – whether you are a team of 2 or 2,000.
Static monthly cost
The problem with your current system is that it can make you feel that your IT infrastructure continually needs more money spending on it to maintain it to a standard that allows you to be competitive. It is easy to become bogged down with different applications and versions that repeatedly have to be supported by IT specialists and additional software.
Office 365 provides a software solution that is payable on monthly subscriptions. Should you have staff increases or decreases, you can change your subscription to suit, and pay for what you need.
Digital disruption, and its effect on productivity and profit, is a big problem for businesses. No matter what the size of the company, an IT strategy must be devised that is responsive, lithe and agile. Your strategy must be sustainable to guide you through the challenges and tribulations that will invariably accompany your business over its life.
The success of your strategy is dependent upon your choice of infrastructure and its ability to allow those within your organisation, and your customers, to interact with and contribute to its organic development to improve business performance. The benefit of Office 365 is that it’s flexibility supports progress, and it allows you to accommodate new decisions in accordance to any new information that is available.
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