Made for businesses of all types and sizes, Microsoft Office 365 & Azure can provide business owners and their employees with a wealth of benefits, drastically improving productivity, workflow processes and, of course, that crucial bottom line. Here’s what you need to know about what these products can do for your business.
What is Microsoft Office 365 & Azure?
Microsoft Office 365 is an office suite that comes with standard apps designed to make the running of a business, and its processes, easier to manage. Features of O365 include, but are not limited to, Skype for Business web conferencing and Exchange Online hosted email for business, as well as additional online storage with OneDrive for Business. Additional Custom Powerapps can be provided along with Sharepoint and custom mobile application support.
Azure is Microsoft’s easy-to-use Cloud platform, allowing you to run your platform as a service. With Azure you can run a virtual machine infrastructure in the Cloud and customise it to suit your needs. Azure can provide your business with the reliability and security your business needs through cloud-security and Azure Backup and Archiving services.
What Are the Benefits?
The benefits of both Microsoft Office 365 and Azure are practically endless. For starters, O365 infrastructures are Cloud-Based thus allowing you to access your emails and documents from anywhere in the world and from any device. This Cloud-based aspect allows for better collaboration between employees and provide the added benefit of flexibility when it comes to the location at which someone chooses to get their work done. All of this culminates in a company’s ability to supply more diverse service offerings and ensure a much higher level ofoverall customer satisfaction.
Azure is great because you pay a nominal monthly fee, but you only pay for what you use. You can opt to pay per user, per service, or a combination of the two depending on what best suits your business. Due to the fact that Azure is a public cloud service, business owners will also benefit from SLAs, which are provided to improve uptime for systems and workloads. Azure will also reduce onsite support costs and provide the opportunity to launch new and current developed applications without the worry of having to deal with red-tape relating to IT infrastructure.