Many companies are making the switch to Microsoft 365, their new Office Suite that takes advantage of cloud technology while continuing to allow the traditional Office Suite applications to be download and installed on your employee’s computers. Using the apps that made Microsoft famous – including Word, Excel and PowerPoint – all standards for word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software online in addition gives your team tools to collaborate online.

New to the fold is Microsoft’s Office 365 Exchange Plan online which eliminates the need to have on premise servers to handle your email as now almost everyone reads their email remotely while not in the office.

To dig in further about what is new with Microsoft Office 365 here are 5 reasons on how your small or medium sized business can benefit:

1. Collaborate and Access Anywhere
Built from the ground up to make collaboration easy, Microsoft knew the importance of continuous reliable communication is in business today and they knew everyone uses their smartphone as much or more than their computers conducting business whenever and however, they choose. Build simply for the exchange of information no matter where someone is located all of Office 365 products allow employees to simultaneously view and edit the same document and even allows the other person to view the editing their college makes live. This can be done either working on the app installed on their computer, smartphone or using a web-based version of the entire Office 365 suite.

2. Security you can rely on
In todays environment business are seeking secure methods to protect themselves and their valuable data. Recent ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and the ‘Double Extortion’ techniques have warned us that security breaches can happen to any small or medium sized business and are often very costly to recover from.

Microsoft has gone to incredible efforts to build Office to combat these threats using multiple layers of security and monitors the system giving 24/7 security while delivering reliability with little or no downtime to make sure your business is not impacted or down.