Does your IT provider fully understand your specific business needs? Are they quick to respond to problems and issues? Most importantly does your current service provider enable you to maintain a professional image, work from anywhere and enable employee collaboration to maximise productivity.
If you are now questioning your IT provider’s credentials, then you should seriously look at working with a local IT services and support provider who is a certified Microsoft Partner. Working with a global company like Microsoft comes with a series of benefits that no-other local or national provider can provide.
What’s more, a Microsoft cloud partner can offer local SME’s affordable and effective solutions delivered via the web through the Microsoft Office 365 product. Office 365 delivers the power of cloud productivity to professional organisations helping to save time and money while increasing productivity. It is simple to use and easy to administer; all backed by the robust security and guaranteed reliability expected from a world-class service provider.
An additional business benefit is that you can pay for Microsoft Office 365 through affordable monthly payment options.
The main benefits of working with Microsoft Office 365 include:
- Creating and maintaining a professional image:
Are you competing with significantly larger businesses? If so, it is vital to ensure that your corporate image shouts ‘professional’ at all times and particularly through your on-line activities including web and email. Having a domain and domain-based e-mail provides a consistent message to customers as well as the 99.9% guaranteed uptime offered by Microsoft, ensuring that you will never miss a business opportunity due to inefficient email and web systems.
- Enabling you to work from anywhere:
As a growing business, you need to be focussing your time on meeting your customers’ needs and gaining new clients too. To achieve this you will no doubt be spending a fair bit of time out of the office. What you don’t need is the hassle of returning to your desk every time you need to check your diary or edit a document. Mobile access to your calendar, contacts and email is essential in today’s busy, digital work, allowing you to react quickly as things change. Microsoft Office 365 means you can access all your business information and edit documents through a browser on any mobile device for a quick response.
- Collaboration for optimum productivity:
No matter what the size of your business, at times you will need individuals and teams to work together to get tasks completed quickly and efficiently. This is particularly important if your employees work on a number of projects where effective collaboration is essential. If team members have to share information quickly, change documents or data, connect quickly through communication devices, and move forward without having to stop and return to a central location – Microsoft Office 365 is for you.
In summary, working with a Microsoft partner is your chance to enhance your business with a value-added service.