Office 365 is a bundle of cloud hosted services offered by Microsoft. Because of the word Office in the name do not assume it is just a cloud versions of the traditional desktop office products Word, Excel, Outlook etc.
In fact it is a collection of seemingly disparate products all of which offer sophisticated business productivity benefits. Only one of which is the traditional office suite.
- Our favourite is SharePoint, a heavyweight database product loaded with features
- Office 365 offers loads of Cloud storage, available anywhere.
- Communication products are provided through Lync and Exchange
- First rate data security.
Small businesses can achieve the benefits of corporate style infrastructure at a fraction of the cost. What used to be a multiplicity of separate decisions that often resulted in fragmented solutions can now be a single decision.
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Seriously, Office 365 is good news for small businesses, and good value too. At the time of writing (Jan 2016, it comes in at £3.10 per user per month.)
We would love to have a chat with anybody who has heard about SharePoint and is wondering where it might provide value in their business.