Maybe you’ve heard about Microsoft Office 365, and maybe you’re even familiar with some of its features. However, you may not be fully aware of the difference Office 365 can make for your school or school system, especially when it comes to productivity.
Here are 5 reasons making the switch from a traditional server to this cloud-based solution would greatly benefit your school or school system:
1. Simplified Organization & Management
Software licensing can be not only time consuming, but also frustrating. However, with Office 365 all licensing is included, school or school system wide. This means that all your employees will always have the same, most updated version of each Microsoft Office app. Also, data backup, security, and recovery are managed by Microsoft, which is huge.
Mobility is a necessity in today’s world. A big benefit of Microsoft 365 is that your employees can log in and edit files from anywhere on any device (on up to five devices per user) because all emails, calendars, and contact lists are automatically synced with registered mobile devices through the Microsoft Office app.
3. Lowered Costs
With Office 365, you no longer have to worry about the physical space or energy costs required to maintain physical servers. You can also save money because cloud-based solutions decrease the need for a large in-house IT department. At ANC, we can either help as an extension of your IT department, or manage all of your services and ongoing support. Some other small, money-saving perks are access to Microsoft OneDrive and use Skype for Business.
As you grow or change, Office 365 grows and changes with you. Adding or removing users is simple, because Office 365 uses a monthly subscription model instead of long-term contracts. You can also mix-and-match apps to create a customized package to fit your school system’s specific needs.
5. Strong Security & Compliance
Office 365 comes with the benefit of built-in security— Microsoft security systems and Microsoft data centers help safeguard your data. These systems will scan your messages and files for you, checking for spam and malicious software. Another huge plus is the ability to wipe all data from a lost or stolen device remotely. There are also several add-ons available, so you can tailor your Office 365 to your specific industry regulations and data compliance requirements.
The productivity and cost savings of Office 365 can be a huge benefit to you.
If a lack of resources or in-house expertise have prevented you from migrating from a traditional server to cloud-based Microsoft Office 365, we can provide ongoing support needed to get the most out of the many benefits of Microsoft Office 365. Contact us today!