No longer are top-end IT solutions exclusive to large businesses. Microsoft Office 365 offers Enterprise level solutions for Sole Traders, SOHO (Small Office Home Office), micro businesses, small businesses, through to medium, large and global Enterprises.
Office 365 allows you to subscribe to the same level of functionality on a per user basis. This is a game changer for many companies who are now on more of a level playing field with the big boys.
From multi-level SPAM filtered mailboxes, company intranets, corporate social networking, and unified communications, companies can now harness the true power of IT for a small monthly payment.
So how do you get started?
The best way to get started is with a Microsoft Partner. A partner can direct you with regards to the best license types for your business, advice on setting up a trial, through to setup and purchasing.
A free 30 day trial is available for all businesses, you can get yours here www.eitex.co.uk/office365. This trial is linked to Eitex, and we’re here to help every step of the way…
Most businesses start with a hybrid solution. This is where you utilise the power of cloud computing and Office 365, but with software and services still installed on your computer or networks.
Exchange Online is the starting point for most businesses which allows you to move the email from your network / server or ISP to the cloud. This provides SPAM filtered email to your phone, tablet, laptop and / or PC. The fully synced service allows you to delete and respond to email on any device. You can quickly and easily share email and calendar information with a colleague for efficient and seamless working.
Perhaps the next most popular product on your cloud journey is Microsoft Office Professional Plus. The software is installable on up to 5 devices per user including your home PC, work PC, laptop, Mac, iPad, tablet etc. This allows you to pick up where you left off at work on the way home on your tablet, and then when you get home on your PC or laptop for example. What’s more is that it is also available to use online via a web browser, so you can even pick up where you left off in a library or internet café!
SharePoint and OneDrive for Business:
These are your cloud storage and collaboration tools. Access the same information from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, and share with others. Each SharePoint Online user gets 1tb of cloud storage as standard!
Share information on a Facebook style wall. The same information can also be accessed by customers and suppliers which you may invite! Stay up to date with industry news from your suppliers, and identify opportunities with customers, all in just a few clicks…
This is Skype for Business and allows you to instant message, call or video call colleagues, customers and suppliers. You can even replace your phone system with Lync! Benefit from unified messaging and see voicemail appear in Outlook alongside email!
If you’re still to be convinced of the power of Office 365, and what it can offer your business, then why not give it a go for free?