Several months ago, Microsoft launched Microsoft 365. This was more than just a rebranding of Office 365, delivering on security and productivity in ways that make a measurable difference to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as well as nonprofits, government offices, and schools – especially with the surge in online education and remote work.
What Is Microsoft 365 Business?
In a maneuver designed to position Microsoft to better compete with Google Business, Zoom, and other online tools, 365 not only provides users with mobile and web access for continuity across devices but also fosters teamwork, with real-time coauthoring, collaboration, and secure teleconferencing through Microsoft Teams. It also offers SMBs a wide range of productivity apps that help make employees more efficient in the office and when working remotely. The tiered subscription model allows businesses to manage costs more effectively.
Benefits for SMBs
When properly configured and securely hosted, Microsoft 365 provides significant advantages to SMBs, including:
- Collaboration tools that improve efficiency and teamwork
- Improved data security
- Predictable costs for better planning capabilities
- Access to apps, software, and files from any device
- Built-in security features
How Your MSP Partner Helps You Make the Most of Microsoft
It’s not just the ability to more effectively manage your remote workforce that makes Microsoft 365 such a mainstay for your organization. Other benefits include:
- Improved reliability and uptime
- Decreased capital expenses
- Improved security
- Improved communication and collaboration
- Improved user experience and satisfaction (happier employees)
- Enhanced email storage and security
To help SMBs make the best use of the new Microsoft tools, thinkCSC offers comprehensive Microsoft 365 management and hosted collaboration. We’ll take care of migration, management, and consulting to lower your overall costs while equipping you with all the right tools for success. We ensure that there is no data loss, and we implement cloud security, two-factor authentication, and Cisco Umbrella to further protect your SMB. To learn more about how Microsoft 365 can benefit your organization, get in touch.