A new offering from Microsoft, Office 365, allows users to subscribe to a cloud-based service that provides access to a set of Microsoft products, but without the hassle of updating and maintenance. Plans are available for medium enterprises as well as smaller businesses, and even educational organizations.
Small businesses now have the option to subscribe to a new service from Microsoft called Office 365. A cloud-based service that offers a particular set of Microsoft products based on different plans, Office 365 is designed to be a more manageable and cost effective means for smaller businesses to enjoy all the advantages of using Microsoft products without worrying about software maintenance and updates all the time.
Included in Office 365 are the set of Microsoft Office desktop applications as well as Microsoft’s Server products (hosted versions) which include Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, and Lync Server. All these are delivered and accessed through the Internet.
Depending on the needs of a particular organization, Office 365 offers several plans companies can subscribe to. Whether you are a mid-sized business with an internal or partner-supported IT arm, or a smaller one completely without dedicated IT staff, or even an educational organization, there is an Office 365 plan (plus add-ons) for you. Office 365 can also be accessed virtually anywhere and with any device, which allows for maintained or even increased productivity because of the ability it affords the user to work when on the go.
If you want to know more about how Office 365 can improve your business or organization, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We’ll be more than happy to discuss the impact of Office 365 – both short term and long term – on the way you do business.