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Why Migrate to Office 365

Avatar On: December, 18th 2019 | Under: How To: Technology 101, Microsoft 365, Office 365


Office 365 for My Business

Why Migrate?

Whether you’re a start-up, a local, medium-sized business or a global corporation, you probably depend on applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Today’s work environment requires employees and businesses to be more collaborative and to be able to work on documents, files remotely, on multiple devices and at various times of the day.

The easiest solution to ensure your team can do what they need to do when they need to be ensuring you have deployed Office 365. If you haven’t migrated to Office 365, you might be using outdated and unsecure applications. Just as importantly, you’re missing out on the many business benefits that Office 365 has to offer.

What Is Office 365?

Office 365 is a suite of software applications by Microsoft Windows. They include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook – most of which are used by many Australian businesses daily. Just a few years ago, you’d need to install each of these applications on every device you wished to use them, and the software would need to be replaced eventually with new versions meaning significant cost in upgrades and maintaining a licence register.

This is eliminated when you subscribe to Office 365, you pay for what you use on a per user basis per month. This give you capability to scale quickly and to remove people as required meaning you are in control of your cashflow.

Why Migrate to Office 365?

For businesses in Australia, Office 365 is beneficial for countless reasons. It improves data security, collaboration, productivity and more. Still wondering why move to O365? Here are the primary benefits in more detail:

  • Store documents in the cloud

Instead of saving essential documents on your hard drive, you can store them on OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage solution. It is recommended that you still back up your files as part of your disaster recovery plan.

  • Access documents using any device with an internet connection

Because you can save your files in the cloud, you can access them using any device with an internet connection, regardless of your location. Microsoft has created its applications to be flexible so that you can work on documents using your computer, tablet or phone.

  • Ensure you always have the latest applications

Microsoft frequently releases software updates, security upgrades and patches for its Office applications. It is highly recommended that you discuss with your local Computer Troubleshooters location where for a small monthly fee they will ensure that all updates are installed on all devices your team are using. This means you’ll always be using the very latest version of your essential business applications.

  • Collaborate on documents in real-time

One of the best features of Office 365 is that it enables multiple users to work on the same document at the same time, boosting workplace productivity and communication while saving you time and money.

  • Learn ways to optimise core business processes

The powerful Office 365 suite has so many more elements than the traditional applications of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. There are extensive communication capabilities, there is the collaborative application of Microsoft Teams and even the capability of analysing data The result is that you can develop some invaluable insights regarding ways to streamline your business processes. If you want to learn more about the capabilities of Office 365, we encourage you to call us.

Learn More about Office 365

Office 365 comprises all the essential applications you need to run many of your core business processes, but it comes with the added benefits of improved security, communication, productivity and value. Instead of purchasing each application outright (which you’ll need to do periodically to remain on top of the latest developments), you can subscribe to the cloud-hosted suite of Office 365 applications and realise all the benefits detailed above. If you need help migrating or want to learn more about the advantages of Office 365, call us today on 1300 28 28 78.

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Avatar On: May, 22nd 2014 | Under: Data Recovery, How To: Technology 101, Technology & Tools


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Avatar On: May, 16th 2014 | Under: Data Recovery, How To: Technology 101, Technology & Tools


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Avatar On: April, 30th 2014 | Under: How To: Technology 101, Industry News: This Week in IT, Managed Services, Technology & Tools


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Avatar On: March, 25th 2014 | Under: How To: Technology 101, Managed Services, Technology & Tools


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Avatar On: March, 18th 2014 | Under: Cloud Computing, How To: Technology 101, Managed Services


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Avatar On: February, 21st 2014 | Under: How To: Technology 101, Managed Services, Technology & Tools


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Avatar On: January, 30th 2014 | Under: Features, How To: Technology 101, Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


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Avatar On: December, 27th 2013 | Under: How To: Technology 101, Industry News: This Week in IT, Managed Services, Technology & Tools


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Avatar On: December, 18th 2013 | Under: Computer Repair, Global Newsletter, How To: Technology 101, Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


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