IT Considerations: Microsoft Office 365

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IT Considerations: Accede IT for Microsoft Office 365

The growing number of Office 365™ users has skyrocketed over the past year.

As this trend continues, so does the opportunity for consolidating tools and services. Such is the case with Accede IT, allowing business communications to be brought into the context of the Office 365 user experience.

This  is valuable for the business, but what benefit does it bring to IT department? Not only do businesses want their employees to have the best tools, but they must also take into consideration how new applications will affect IT, who will ultimately be implementing and maintaining bespoke trade and sector systems.  One of the problems IT faces related to applications is the often-disconnected nature of business tools. Think of the number of software applications each employee must use in order to accomplish business goals. This number, at scale, can be staggering.

With the cloud, much of the maintenance can be simplified or eliminated with automatic product updates. But a growing number of end users across all company sizes are requesting that various applications integrate together to simplify their workflow.

The challenge is often passed onto IT, who previously have had to create connection points that they then must maintain. IT might limit integration points on a needed basis, removing time and effort limiting connections such as Office 365 and business communications.

The most common issues arises legacy systems, and the need to intergrate. Some companies still have on-premise legacy systems .Integration with these system can be cost-prohibitive and many times too complex or simply technically impossible.

Thirdly, with other options, IT must take into account its growing overhead. IT wants to focus on business innovation, not on IT footprint growth, systems maintenance, or licensing management.

With the issues that come with choosing and implementing a new system, IT must take into consideration all of these different aspects. That is why many businesses are using  Microsoft Office 365 as a solution, especially where they don’t have dedicated IT Managers.

Since Office 365  is based in the cloud, there is no need for maintenance or management. As a cloud-powered service, there’s no software to maintain or upgrade, but instead the system is self-updating and all updates are pushed automatically. Office 365 syncs email, calendars, and contact information across user devices in real time. All of this allows IT ( or you if your the person who handles this ) to focus on other problems that may arise in their company as opposed to doing tedious tasks.

We can help you exploit Office 365 and use its tools to their full extent.

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