Anywhere access is important for your business because you want to have easy access to email, content, and tools that work on the devices you already use. Having this capability allows you to immediately respond to your customer requests and provide the best service. It also you allows your employees and team members to collaborate in an integrated experience from any internet-connected device. The cloud makes all of these advantages happen for you.
70% of Fortune 500 companies and more than 3 million users today take advantage of Lync telephony technologies. And why not? As a Unified Communications (UC) solution, Lync integrates real-time communication services such as instant messaging (chat), presence information, telephony, HD video conferencing, desktop sharing, and electronic interactive whiteboards with non-real-time communication services such as voicemail, email, and text messaging. With Office 365, your small business can now use the same UC solution including the ability to have your voicemail transcribed and delivered to your email!
As a small business, you want to make every dollar count. But you also want to make sure you invest in technologies that have the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) with the highest return in end-user productivity. You certainly don’t want to keep paying for IT maintenance costs to take care of your servers but, at the same time, you want to reduce your IT headaches so you can spend more time getting more business.
With Office 365, Microsoft manages all the servers for you. This means making it easy to set up, having the latest patches, and 24/7 malware protection with 99.9% uptime guarantee with a financially-backed SLA. You can also call Microsoft 24/7 for help for any critical issues—such as if your services are down. But you still have the control you need to add/delete users, set permissions, and have privacy for all your data. Microsoft respects your privacy and will never scan your data for advertising purposes.
Want to work smarter? Let us host Microsoft Lync technologies in the cloud for you so you don’t have to worry about running and maintaining any servers!
Understanding Office 365
Office 365 is a cloud-based productivity tool hosted by Microsoft. At its heart is Office itself—the familiar, rich Office applications customers use and love – now offered as a cloud service, so it’s always up to date. But Office 365 is also much more. It’s about bringing enterprise-grade services to organizations of all sizes, from online meetings to sharing documents to business-class email.
Do you own Office 365 for Dummies?
We are pleased to announce that owners of the Microsoft® Office 365 for Dummies book co-authored by Cloud611 founder and strategic advisor, Jennifer Reed, will be eligible for a free subscription to The Small Business That Could, an exclusive online publication on everything Office 365 geared solely for the small business.
The online publication will includes updates to the Office 365 for Dummies book, real-life stories of small businesses who have migrated to the Office 365 and cloud technologies, and personal accounts from business owners about their journey to the cloud.Learn More
Experts predict that by 2020 most people will access software applications online and that cloud computing will become more dominant than the desktop. With cloud-based collaboration tools like Office 365, the masses will undoubtedly transition from their desktop applications to web-based applications in a matter of time.
So where do you fit in this new paradigm shift? What is your role in your company’s journey to the cloud? The good news is this: there’s room for you, and you have a great role to play in this game-changing technology. Download and read “Office 365 Migration for Dummies,” co-authored by Cloud611 Founder Jenn Reed, to find out how.