Are you guilty of using the same outdated technology, even though new and improved platforms and solutions are available?
Good Enough vs. Highly Productive
First of all, you’re not the only one. Many businesses have claimed that the current platforms they are using are “good enough”, though not perfect. Their employees know how the systems work, and decision-makers think it would be a hassle to move all the data onto a new platform. The problem with sticking to an older platform is that available support diminishes over time. Eventually, you will be forced to switch programs, so why not get the benefits right away, so you can be more productive, as opposed to waiting for the inevitable change? Microsoft’s Office 365 is a perfect example of a great platform that can help your company become much more productive.
Livin’ in the Cloud
With Office 365 you can work anywhere at any time. Since it is cloud-based, employees no longer need to be at their desks to access data and be productive. You can create, edit, and share items with colleagues from phones, tablets, and laptops in any location. This is a great fit for today’s workforce where many employees work “remotely”: at coffee shops, from their home, or other locations. All they need is an internet connection and they can be on their way to getting stuff done!
Being able to access everything from anywhere may cause some to question how secure the platform is, but data security in the cloud is no longer an issue. Office 365 has built-in security and continuous compliance. You can see where your data is at all times and know exactly who has access to it. If should ever lose your device, you can clear all the data. And, since the data is secure in the cloud, wiping the information from your device won’t cause you to lose it permanently, since you can access it from another location. This also allows you to move personal data from your device without losing the data. Office 365 also comes with protection and back up options to ease your mind about the risk of data loss.
Waiting Around vs. Quick Updates
Other advantages of 365 are some of the new features and bug updates. Users are given instant access to updates and bug fixes as soon as they are available. This is a huge improvement over past plans when you had to wait years for Microsoft to release its next new product, which would offer fixes and updates. Getting instant access to updates and bug fixes means that everyone has the same version of Microsoft Office, and changes are made at the same time, so no one is forced to wait for updates. This makes Office 365 easier to manage.
Making the Switch
Sooner or later you will have to switch from your outdated technology to the latest product. Office 365 is a great platform for companies. As your business grows, Office 365 can grow with it. This means that you can pay for additional services and storage, as needed, and a large amount of storage is offered for a reasonable price. You no longer need to buy new hard drives for storage. Transitioning everything over to Office 365 and encouraging employees to adopt the new program may be a lot of work, but in the end it will pay off.