Why Your Business Needs to Upgrade to Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 is a suite of office applications that open up a whole new world of capabilities for your business. It includes the Windows 10 operating system, Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). When all used in conjunction, this package delivers unmatched security and functionality. Here’s what you need to know about the pros and cons of Microsoft 365.
Straightforward Billing Structure
Microsoft 365 is billed on a monthly basis, so it is easy to keep track of payments. You’ll need to pay for each user, but you can update the number of licenses you require at any time. This simplified billing plan means that you no longer have to pay for new licenses every time a new version of a program is released; with Microsoft 365, everything is included in your monthly bill.
Once you have subscribed to Microsoft 365, you’ll gain access to the latest updates as soon as they are released. This means that you’ll always have the latest software installed. While you may not see the value in this if you only use the most basic features of the Office applications, where these updates truly come into play is in the area of cybersecurity. New threats appear all the time, so you want to ensure that your business is protected, even from the newest threats.
In addition to updating to accommodate the latest threats in real time, as mentioned above, Microsoft 365 includes an impressive selection of security features, including mobile device management with selective wipe, BitLocker, Windows Defender and multi-factor authentication. Depending on the specific package you choose, you may also have access to even more security features that incorporate machine learning so that they can detect what is normal and abnormal for your unique business.
One minor drawback is that most of the included features require an internet connection to work properly. However, in this day and age, most businesses have stable internet connections, so this is rarely an issue. If you are worried about not having access to your documents and data when you need them most, there is an option to make them available offline, not just through the cloud.
This is the only major drawback to Microsoft 365. Because all applications and features are continuously updated, you may run into trouble if you are using older equipment (computers, servers, etc.) that is not capable of running the new software. If your business upgrades to the latest hardware on a regular basis, though, you’ll minimize the risk of this happening to you.
Johnson Business Technology Solutions Can Help
Here at Johnson Business Technology Solutions, we can help your business transition to Microsoft 365 and help identify any potential problem areas. We’ll be happy to answer your questions about the software and how it can benefit your organization, so call us today to get started.