Why do Businesses Use Office 365?

September 21, 2017 by
Why do Businesses Use Office 365?
Lighthouse IT Solutions, Matthew Almendinger

So is Office 365 really that big a deal?

As we all know, Office 365 is something that has become more prevalent in the workplace. But why? This suite of programs works as your one-stop-shop for the everyday needs in business. Programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Skype, SharePoint, etc. are all tools within this extensive suite. Cool huh!

Why it works:

Office 365 is easy to use, simple to learn, and just all-in-all straightforward. You do not need to learn brand new software, install complicated systems, or learn new jargon. In just a few minutes, you can see how much your business can benefit β€œin the cloud” with features usually found only in larger organizations. 365 is built from the ground up for reliability, availability, and performance. The Microsoft collaboration products that businesses of all sizes have been using for decades helps safeguard your critical data with redundancies, enterprise-grade reliability and disaster recovery with a strict privacy policy. –It is designed to deliver reliability, availability, and performance with a guaranteed 99.9% uptime, financially backed service level agreement (SLA).” Benefits of Microsoft Office 365 - Moran

Security Features:

People tend to think that the cloud isn't safe, but that's simply not true. The facts are that it isn't any less safe than an on-premise system. It's all about how you use it and what security provisions you have in place. One of the key security features of 365 is Advance Threat Analytics (ATA). ATA uses analytics and machine learning to detect and alert you to suspicious behavior on your network. It will scan emails as they come into your network for malicious links and attachments and if it detects something fishy, it'll prevent the malicious attachment from getting in. Your employees will still get the email, but will get a message explaining why the attachment isn't there. This can go a long way to preventing a data breach due to human error.” The Pros and Cons of Office 365 for Business

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