As we continue into the 21st century and our telecommunications network grows worldwide, it’s becoming increasingly common for businesses to see their employees working remotely.
Whether it’s someone at home with a sick child, or a worker who’s been assigned to a post in another country, they still need to be able to communicate and collaborate with their coworkers. That’s why it may be time for your company to consider Microsoft’s 365 Office solutions, to keep your workers productive even when they’re away from the office.
The Microsoft 365 Office solutions system is an entirely online, Cloud-based set of applications that replicate most of the functionality of the traditional desktop Office suite. However, being based online, they can be accessed remotely by any worker, at any time, who can collaborate in real-time with the people back in the office.
One of the key selling points of the 365 Office suite is that it’s extremely easy to set up and use. Administration of the system is simple, with sysadmins able to quickly manage file access rights from a clean graphical interface. On the user side, the online apps mimic the traditional Office system in both look and feel, so workers can migrate to it with little or no additional training costs. All documents created in 365 can also be synced to Office on desktops, and vice-versa.
This means that, for a relatively low per-user cost, you can set up a true distributed collaborative environment that all your workers can access as needed. People halfway around the world can edit files and contribute to the discussion, just as though they were in the office. The system ensures all edited copies of the files remain up-to-date and universally accessible.
The 365 Office solutions suite is scalable, as well. It can be managed entirely from a single web interface, with options to instantly add more users or storage space as needed. You can keep backups of all your data, including multiple versions in case you need to roll back changes made. Everything about the system can be tweaked and tailored to fit your business’s needs.
Microsoft’s 365 Office solutions package is a great way for a company to set up a robust online collaborative environment with remarkably little fuss or difficulty. Considering the productivity gains you can achieve with a more active distributed workforce, it is a worthy expense for your business.
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