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Opinion21st January 2019

Microsoft 365 Business – Securely Run and Grow Your Business

Empowering the Modern Workplace

As the modern workplace continues to evolve to meet the needs of both employers and employees, it is also creating several challenges for companies.  In our previous post, we outlined how employees are no longer tied to physical locations and the need for on-the-go productivity and collaboration has never been greater. Businesses must now implement solutions to empower the mobile workforce.

The major challenge for small businesses is that they are likely to have less defended IT infrastructures, making them a target for cyber-attacks. A recent study by YouGov and Microsoft found that 71% of SMBs “feel vulnerable to a cyber-attack, jumping to 87% for businesses that have already experienced a breach.”

SMBs are facing a dynamic workplace in which they need to ensure their employees have the tools to streamline collaboration, support employees remotely and protect their business from internal and external threats. It may seem like a daunting and expensive task, but this doesn’t have to be the case.

An Integrated Solution

Microsoft 365 Business is an integrated solution, designed for your small or medium-sized business. Bringing together the best-in-class productivity of Office 365 with advanced security capabilities to safeguard your data, your team are empowered to be productive everyday – no matter their locations. With your technology needs taken care of you can focus on your core business, with the peace of mind that your data is protected. Your employees can collaborate, communicate and grow your business without technology roadblocks.

Why Microsoft 365 Business?

Having looked at what Microsoft 365 Business is and what it can do, let’s look at some of the reasons we recommend Microsoft 365 Business to SMBs:

  • Enhanced Collaboration – Enable your workforce to streamline their efforts and stay in sync, wherever they may be. SharePoint team sites provide a set of tools integral for collaboration. Teams can access a common set of files stored in SharePoint and customize their team sites to highlight the most relevant files, resources and content. Put simply, with Microsoft 365 Business, employees are empowered to build collaboration spaces as needed.
  • Productivity On-the-Go – Keep your team in touch and productive on-the-go, on any device. Thanks to OneDrive, files stay synced so employees have access to the latest version of each document, no matter where they are, allowing every user to work remotely. And sharing files is easy: employees can share files or folders with specific people, send links that enable access inside or outside your organization, and easily view and modify the permissions they’ve granted. Co-workers can collaborate on the same document at the same time. As you review the document, you can quickly make decisions and edits together, rather than laboriously swapping versions back and forth via email.
  • Always-On Security – Microsoft 365 Business gives you enterprise-grade security against external threats and data leaks, but at a price your business can afford. With each user automatically receiving all the latest security updates from Office 365 and Windows 10, your business’ data is protected across devices against every new threat, from malware to phishing to ransomware. A consistent set of security settings designed for your business gives peace of mind, with automatic and universal enforcement of policies lowering your business’ risk profile. Built-in encryption automatically protects lost or stolen devices, while a remote wipe of business data on devices can easily be performed. This type of security and control provides the assurance employees need to use personal devices for work, and the protection your business needs.
  • Simplified for Business – In Microsoft 365 Business, it is easy to setup and manage your users, devices, and data, giving you time back. You can easily set policies, quickly onboard a new PC or refresh an existing PC with automatic Windows 10 setup and configuration. This simplified set up gives you get greater value for your subscription.

Enterprise-Grade Solutions at Affordable Costs

The evolution of the modern workplace can create challenges for many companies, especially SMBs. Microsoft 365 Business is designed to help your company embrace the many positive aspects of the modern workplace, and empower your workforce.

Utilizing AI and cloud components that are integrated into the Office apps will enable your business to strengthen teamwork with fast, simple and secure collaboration. Bringing these best-in-class productivity tools together with leading edge security capabilities will empower your employees to be productive from anywhere, on any device. Containing centralized user, device and app management capabilities previously only available to large enterprises, Microsoft 365 Business is now on an easy-to-use console for organisations with limited or no IT staff.

Ultimately, Microsoft 365 Business is a solution that provides easy-to-use, enterprise-grade technology solutions – at affordable costs. Contact a member of our SMB team to find out more about how Microsoft 365 Business can help you securely run and grow your business.