Office 365: The best way to do email in business

by Nick Volpe

Office 365Email is still a very important business productivity tool. Most businesses rely on it heavily for communication. In some cases, it’s an archive of information and interactions. Although it is a very old technology, the wheel is still being refined. IT Edge has been migrating clients to new and better email solutions to fit their needs since the 90’s. Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud platform and software subscription service. We will discuss what the benefits are to moving your email service to it. In a future article, I’ll explain how the process works.

Benefits

Approximately 50,000 small businesses move to Office 365 each month. The numbers, and our experience, show that it is a very reliable and robust email solution. If you are currently on a basic POP or IMAP email service, the benefits should will be significant.  Are you using Microsoft Outlook or syncing your email to your iPhone or Android device? Exchange is a powerful mail system that will keep everything in sync.  It can handle gigabytes and gigabytes of emails and calendar data.  Plus, it is Microsoft hosts the service in its vast datacenters so you don’t have to worry about security and redundancy.

Exchange was designed around Outlook. Everything you love to do in Outlook will work, and in many cases, work better for you.  If you are one of the many companies that has an in-house Small Business or Exchange server, you will no longer have to worry about email outages when your server goes down or power outages.  With Office 365, if your internet or power goes out, hop over to your neighborhood Panera Bread or Starbucks and you are back in business.

Next Steps

Now that you know some of the benefits, give us a call to discuss more. Next time, I will explain the process of migrating. It’s not as bad as you think!

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