Microsoft Office 365: A digital workplace powered by the cloud in UAE
Today the concept of a 9 to 5 job has become obsolete. Work and collaborate anytime-anywhere is what defines today’s workplace. Microsoft revamped its popular Office suite to meet the productivity and collaboration needs of today’s always connected and instant access work environment.
Thus, with an internet connection, you get yourself a digital workplace powered by the cloud. Known as Office 365, it comes with built-in intelligence that understands your needs and takes care of repetitive and redundant tasks thereby allowing you to focus on value based activities.
Office 365 offers different subscription plans and caters to various segments, for instance Office 365 Business, Enterprise, Personal, Home and so on. Now from the Microsoft family comes yet another product, Microsoft 365 that includes Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security.
Some Basic Features / Benefits of Office 365
Office 365 being cloudified facilitates anytime and anywhere access of data whether you are at office, at home or on the road. Just connect to the Internet and you are good to go.
Single Version of Truth
With Office 365’ centrally located data, you get the updated document every time you access the file. This frees you from unnecessary downloads, generating multiple versions, or sending files as attachments; just edit, comment or improvise.
Panoply of Services
Office 365 allows you to access not just Office Web Apps but also online portals, instant messaging, extranets, voice and video conferencing, external website, Web conferencing, e-mail, voice mail and unified messaging.
Office 365 is a cloud solution so no worries regarding maintenance costs of local servers. No hardware costs; just pay for additional services and data storage as your business needs grow.
Upgrades and Updates
Office 365 facilitates access to latest versions of software. So access updates and upgrades at no extra cost.
Mix and Match
Office 365 business and enterprise are available with different plans and features. You can easily mix and match or switch between plans as per your needs.
Office 365 ensures optimal security through regular security audits, 128-bit SSL/TSL encryption, anti-spam filtering, mobile device management, advanced antivirus signature, Advanced Threat Analysis (ATA), compliance with government and industry regulations and so on.
Office 365 guarantees 99.9 percent scheduled uptime.
Redundancy and Resiliency
Office 365 has built in data, physical, and functional redundancy. This ensures data recovery, availability of offline functionalities in times of internet failure, and protection against physical failures. It also ensures load balancing and constant recovery through resiliency.