In 2011, Microsoft came out with Office 365.  It was Microsoft’s answer to Google Apps.  Their cloud-based productivity suite included all of the usual suspects — Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and a whole suite of collaboration tools, cloud storage and more.  Microsoft was taking it all to the cloud and businesses were ready to follow them. Fast-forward to 2015 and Office 365 continues to be a popular choice for small to medium-sized businesses. Here’s why:

1. It’s Flexible

Probably the #1 reason that Office 365 is so popular is that it can take over as much or as little of your business services as you want. You could use it to operate almost every aspect of your business, or you could use it just for email — it’s completely up to you.

2. Basic Disaster Recovery Is Built-In

Whether your business is at risk for hurricanes, flood, or fire, Office 365 lets you choose if you want to run all or a portion of your business from the cloud. Anything that’s stored on the cloud is out of harm’s way.

3. It Makes Everyone Feel Like They’re At the Office

With one-click screen sharing, real-time note taking, file sharing and multi-party video conferencing, it’s easy to share ideas and information — whether your team members are at the same office or working in different cities.

4. There Is Still Centralized Management of Stored Files

Need to access a former employee’s email or retrieve data after a storm? If you’re an admin, all you have to do is sign in.

5. You Don’t Need to Call Microsoft For Help

Okay, you do if you set it all up yourself — but why would you want to do that?  If you work with a  Tier 1 Office 365 provider, like UDT, you don’t have to wait for Microsoft to pick up the phone to get the support you need.  We’re here for you.

Ready to Migrate Up to Office 365?

UDT has a team of specialists on hand who are ready to make your move to Office 365 as painless as possible. Just contact us and we’ll work with you to get your business up and running on Office 365.