Office 365 allows you to use the Microsoft Office mainstays you’re already familiar with like Word, Excel and PowerPoint, but also provides a suite of new programs that take your business to a new level of business functionality. Outlook and Microsoft Teams provide fast-paced, effortless communication and storage. OneDrive and SharePoint allow for cloud-based storage and data backup of your personal and team's data and files, as well as real-time document sharing and versioning.
Many growing companies are used to dealing with a hodge-podge of different software and programs they've installed over the years that provide this functionality - while Office 365 provides it in one suite. The Forrester study estimates that Office 365 eliminates $8,100 of third party software and services annually, meaning your workload is better streamlined and supported. Your people are able to complete high impact workflows and daily tasks though one inclusive subscription package.
Control and Compliance
As an SMB, you might be catching onto the fact that cyber criminals see you as a prime target. But when you hear about these data breaches daily, you may wonder how to keep your business both protected and compliant without exhausting your IT budget. With Office 365, businesses have access to affordable, enterprise-level security and reliability of the Microsoft brand, which is constantly upping its already-robust security standards and privacy features. Forrester's composite organization in its TEI study was able to reduce security, risks and compliance costs by $4,929 over three years.
One of the top business security threats are phishing attacks.
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You don’t want to spend more on solutions that you don’t need when your IT budget can be put to better uses and initiatives geared toward building your business. A service like Microsoft Office 365 offers stability for future spending, as the pricing will always be predictable. The money you save on purchasing, upgrades, and installation can then be kept for future IT services expansion or used to fund projects that will lead to greater innovation and growth.
Inefficiency is as much an enemy to your productivity and profitability as wastefulness. Why keep supporting a range of different tools that can’t scale reliably and will only require more work to maintain and oversee? You can reduce your IT costs while helping to optimize your productivity by implementing smart solutions that save you both effort and money.
iCorps has decades of experience in providing managed IT services to companies in need of support for their existing and future technological needs. We can help you get started with Office 365 and provide a technical assessment to determine how you can reach your goals.