Office 365 Vs. Google Apps:
Why More Businesses Are Choosing Office 365
Small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) and entrepreneurs are accustomed to having to do more with less. Budgets are tighter and available resources are limited at best. Thankfully there is scalable new technology available to help today’s SMBs remain competitive against businesses with deeper pockets and a more robust technology infrastructure.
Microsoft Office 365 - a cloud-based office productivity suite – is one product being leveraged by SMBs today to reduce costs, streamline operations, and bolster collaborative efforts among employees.
Many SMBs are fearful of the cloud, but the term itself is basically industry jargon for off-site file hosting. Nowhere near as ominous as it sounds or is made out to be.
Microsoft Office 365 brings the familiar Office desktop suite into the cloud creating web-based versions of widely used Microsoft software like Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Everything from documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, emails, websites, conferencing tools, and storage space reside off-premises in the cloud rather than on an employee’s hard drive or an on-site server. This allows for anytime/anywhere remote access, easier filing sharing, and more collaborative approaches to editing.
In this e-guide, we will discuss eight benefits of moving Office documents into the cloud and address the most common concerns that SMB owners or Chief Information Officers (CIOs) have about migrating to Office 365. The goal of this e-guide is to help SMBs better understand the basic fundamentals of Microsoft Office 365 so they can make a more informed decision as to whether or not this solution best accommodates their current needs and circumstances.