With the increase in remote workers due to the pandemic, we’ve also seen increased interest in cloud-based Office 365 in Utah. All-in-one access to email, word processing, spreadsheets, and digital presentations is appealing to small businesses, and with good reason. As we begin to rely more on the cloud, Office 365 can be a great way to keep employees connected.

INTELITECHS’ team of Utah managed IT professionals know the ins and outs of Office 365. If you’re wondering whether Office 365 is the right move for your company, we can help you weigh the pros and cons for your business. In the meantime, here are some of the biggest benefits of Office 365 to consider.

Compatible with Remote Work

This is a huge perk of Office 365. It’s completely cloud-based, which means your team can work from anywhere with an internet connection. Your employees can access email, Word documents, Powerpoint presentations, and other files from anywhere by just logging into their account; they don’t even need to use a dedicated device. Some plans also do include a desktop version of Office, which can be downloaded on a work computer for additional convenience.

Just be sure your internet connections are solid (or hire INTELITECHS to manage them) to guarantee uninterrupted access to email, files stored in the cloud, and other features.

Office 365 Makes it Easy to Collaborate

You can share access to files, edit documents, and more through a company-wide Office 365 subscription. Attachments are a thing of the past when employees can simply grant access to coworkers, who are free to tweak Powerpoint presentations, update Excel spreadsheets, and proofread Word documents in real time. Instead of having multiple copies floating around, you’ll have one constantly updated master copy (but can return to old versions if needed).

Automatic Program Updates/Upgrades

Office 365 will regularly update to the latest versions of Office at no additional charge. You’ll get the newest and greatest features without having to uninstall and reinstall Office on everyone’s computers. As if that wasn’t good enough, Microsoft is constantly working to upgrade the features within their programs – you’ll have fast access to these upgrades with automatic updates on company devices.

Flexible Plan and Payment Options

Office 365 is subscription-based, which many businesses prefer over paying a large lump sum. There’s less risk in your monthly purchase, so you’re free to adjust your subscription over time and find what works best for your company. You may find you don’t need certain features, or that you need additional features not currently included with your plan. No problem! Simply tweak your plan to suit your company’s needs. 

Some plans include desktop versions of Office programs like Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Others keep it all on the cloud. With Office 365’s flexible, subscription based options, you can create a plan based on your preferences. 

Security Features

Office 365 has many built-in security features to help keep your company’s data safe. Encrypted email, data loss prevention, and mobile device management all help keep your data protected. Office 365’s advanced threat analytics also scans emails as they come into your network to prevent malicious attachments from getting in. This can go a long way toward preventing a data breach due to an employee’s error. However, do note that these features are not available on all plans. Speak to your Office 365 managed IT services provider in Utah about which features would benefit your company and add them on to your plan.

Managed Office 365 Services in Utah

Do you want to integrate Office 365 into your company’s daily operations? Or, maybe you already have a subscription, but you’re not sure you need all the included features? INTELITECHS’ Utah Office 365 IT pros can help you determine whether you’re getting the most out of your Office 365 subscription, from automatic updates to security features to little-known perks of the software. Let’s connect; call our IT team at 801-917-5533 to schedule a consultation