4 Reasons Companies Choose Managed Microsoft Office 365
In today’s modern, digital business, cloud-based collaboration and productivity tools are becoming the norm. The cloud-based office productivity software market is expected to reach $17 billion in 2016, more than a 400 percent increase from 2009 when the market was valued at $3.3 billion.
Organisations are turning to solutions like Microsoft Office 365 to create a thriving, flexible work environment that helps to increase employee productivity, cultivate a culture of collaboration and improve information sharing – with the ultimate goal of spurring more innovation and driving business results. Let’s look at four key factors for why businesses are choosing Microsoft Office 365 to manage their workforce needs:
- Mobility: In fundamental ways, smartphones and tablets have completely changed our ideas about when, where and how we work. Office 365 is designed for this new world of mobility. Clients can use Microsoft Office 365 virtually anywhere, on all their devices, across any platform and on any browser, with applications that are optimised for their mobile devices.
- A Complete Solution: With Office 365 businesses get a fully integrated solution—including built-in communication, collaboration and social-networking capabilities. In short, you get it all.
- Collaboration: Microsoft applications have long been a key source of personal productivity. With Office 365, they also deliver the seamless collaboration that is critical to team and enterprise productivity. Documents saved on Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business can be shared with others to simultaneously collaborate on the documents and create a common site where all work is automatically saved. Solutions such as Microsoft Yammer and Skype make it easy to communicate via text, voice video and more.
- Predictable Budgeting: As with all cloud-based solutions, Office 365 dramatically reduces and even eliminates upfront capital investments, implementing an OpEx model with a predictable monthly cost.
Layering on a managed services component to Microsoft Office 365 only helps to elevate the standards for end-user operations and business competency, with no added burden on IT. A managed service provider can handle all the day-to-day maintenance and necessary performance management, leaving internal IT teams to focus on more business critical tasks.
Today’s knowledge economy requires a new way of working and standard for productivity – and cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 is rising up to the challenge.
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