Why use Office 365?

June 11, 2018

E-mail is a huge part of business communication and has quickly become one of the main forms of communication among business around the world. Radicate estimates the number of e-mail users at 2.6 Billion. By the end of 2019 it is estimated there will be over 2.9 Billion and this number will continue to increase. That is roughly one third of the word wide population.

So what does this all mean for businesses and what e-mail system makes sense for your business? With so many options out there it’s hard to figure what the best solution is for the best price. You probably need a reliable e-mail system for your business that is reliable, cost effective, and low maintenance. Today we are taking a look at some compelling reasons to consider Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 platform. Here are some reasons to take a look at Microsoft’s Exchange & Office 365.

No servers onsite and maintenance free
Exchange 365 is hosted by Microsoft in secure data centers across the world. Microsoft even guarantees 99.9% uptime or your money back. Do you have this guarantee with your current e-mail service?

Work anywhere from any device
Working from the cloud allows you the ability to work virtually anywhere that you have an internet connection. There is no need to have a remote connection into your exchange server or have an unsecure e-mail platform. With Exchange 365 you don’t need to be in the office to check your e-mail.

Data Loss prevention
Exchange 365 offer backup of your files that gives you peace of mind in case something was deleted.

Office Web Aps
Not only can you have your e-mail in the cloud but you can also have full blown Microsoft Office suite in the cloud. Rather than purchasing a copy of Office every few years why not standardize your company and never have to worry about Office upgrades again!

Archiving & Encryption
Do you have the need to archive old e-mail and are struggling with external hard drives or third party services. Exchange 365 offers this service as well. If you are a company that needs encryption Exchange 365 offers an encryption option to meet your needs.

Spam Filtering
There is no need to purchase a third party spam filter or to rely on a third party spam service. This is included in even the most basic package of Exchange 365.

No more e-mail upgrades
Once you go to Exchange 365 you will never have to upgrade your e-mail system again. This saves you time and headache and capital on paying an employee or third party service to upgrade your e-mail.

Exchange 365 is hosted securely in Microsoft’s datacenter’s and offers one of the most secure destinations to host your e-mail in the world. You have to ask yourself which would be a safer place to house your e-mail which is potentially life blood of your company. Your office or a secure data center?

Each user gets a whopping 50 GB per mailbox of e-mail storage. According to studies, an average e-mail user used around 75 KB. To put that in perspective 976,563 KB in 1 GB. Still not enough storage? You can purchase more by the GB.

Calendar sharing & Skype
Always wanted an internal communication software that was made for business? Skype messenger integrates with exchange 365 that allows you to effectively communicate internally and securely to other employees. It also integrates with your calendar allowing coworkers to see if you are busy, available or out of the office to name a few. With Exchange 365 calendar it allows you to easily share and view other coworker’s calendars to better plan your day and stay organized.

With all these reasons it is hard not to consider exchange 365. Especially if you are in the market for a new e-mail platform for your business.
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