5 Reasons Why You Need To Make The Switch To Office 365

If you run a business, chances are that you’ve thought about moving to a productivity suite. The two most popular in recent years are Google and Microsoft’s Office 365. Touted as innovative and the next big thing Microsoft’s productivity suite is a revolutionary concept when it comes to operating systems and computing.

  1. Its cloud based: Having all your computing done in the cloud means that tablet, or smartphone. With 365 you can use the online versions of the productivity suite or install them to your device.
  2. Its secure: Whether using the version of Office installed on your machine, or the cloud version, you get the same level of security and encryption. The same set of Rights Management Services applies to both. None of your files can be accessed without the proper user credentials, set up and monitored by Azure. This provides the best security and control over your Office 365 data.
  3. Data is replicated: It does offer its own form of checks and balances, 24/7 replication that is always on and OneDrive to store all your files. But it is never too much to have an extra layer of protection in the form of a Managed Services Provider (MSP) who can provide true cloud backups that can protect your data and add an extra layer of security, should your data become compromised or lost.
  1. Pros of switching to Office 365: As with anything worth doing, there are pros and cons with the decision to move your operations to the cloud. There are some major advantages to the cloud, but ultimately, the move is up to you.
  2. Microsoft throws in some great extras: It comes with 1TB of storage space in Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service, free web hosting and the tools to use it, and a full 60 minutes of Skype minutes to make calls to a landline every month. Microsoft Office 365 is a very good example of not just what a cloud service can be, but what more businesses are turning to for their cloud needs.

Advantages of using Office 365

Subscription-based model: You must pay a monthly or annual subscription for your Office 365.

If the Internet is down, your data is down: Because Office 365 is cloud-based, if the Internet goes out, you could be without access to your data. Plus, if you have a slow connection, working with a cloud-based system isn’t ideal.

Most people don’t use all of its features: Most users don’t use everything that Office 365 has to offer. They only use email, file storage, and access to Office programs. This isn’t a terrible thing, but it means you’re paying for features that you aren’t using.

Microsoft throws in some great extras: Office 365 comes with 1TB of storage space in Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service, free web hosting and the tools to use it, and a full 60 minutes of Skype each month for making landline calls.


Office 365 continues the tradition started by Microsoft Office of being the top productivity application in the world. It is secure, reliable, and familiar plus it gives your team more collaboration tools that will only result in increased efficiency and productivity.