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Office 365 Business Basics: How to Integrate Office 365 with Your Business

September 23, 2019

Office 365 is a cost-effective business IT service by Microsoft that you can leverage to improve business operations. But what about integration? Some business owners may be intimidated by the transition from their legacy system to Office 365. In reality, it’s not a difficult process, especially with the right IT expert at your side.

Here are the Office 365 business basics you must consider when transitioning.

Office 365 Business Basics

First of all, who benefits most from Office 365? Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does your business a range of devices that might not be compatible with each other?
  • Does your business involve long-distance online collaboration with clients or between employees?
  • Is your business in risk of external treats, such as hacking or cyber-attacks?
  • Does your business rely on several Microsoft Office programs, such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint?
  • Does your business already pay for a number of MS Office licenses?

If you answer yes to any of the above questions, then Office 365 is a perfect solution for your business!

Integrating Office 365 with Your Business

To integrate Office 365, you will need to team up with an authorized Microsoft Partner, such as Alura, who will walk you through the process from start to finish. Installing the software itself is straightforward, but integrating the entire system across your company is something only authorized Microsoft partners are allowed to handle.

Note that Microsoft doesn’t sell Office 365 directly, as each client also needs comprehensive IT support to utilize Office 365. This is why it’s important to pick the right IT partner for your business.

Why Office 365?

Office 365 comes with a host of useful features to boost your business performance. Let’s see the main benefits below:

Enterprise-Grade Software

As expected, Office 365 includes a wide selection of essential Microsoft programs. These include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, OneNote, and several others.

Compatibility

Office 365 is compatible with most modern operating systems. It is also compatible with virtually all smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers.

Security

Office 365 is designed to protect against hacking, cyber-attacks, and email frauds. Outlook is equipped with numerous sophisticated filters, and OneDrive ensures your data is backed up in real time in case of a disruption.

Managers can also monitor user behavior to identify suspicious activity and ensure that employees comply with internal policies.

OneDrive

Office 365 comes with a remarkable 1TB + Cloud Storage space and extensive archiving capabilities. This capacity can be further upgraded if your business handles large volumes of data.

Communication

The suite offers enterprise-grade email services for companies of all sizes and scopes. The suite’s sorting and organization tools allow your employees to reduce clutter and work more efficiently.

Moreover, Office 365 offers real-time conferencing through VoiP, as well as regular telephone services.

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