The Benefits of Office 365

Posted on: May 7, 2018
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One of the more noticeable and valuable benefits of Office 365 is that you are not accommodated on one single physical server which is a plus factor for your organization and business as whole. The hosting of your system is largely distributed on a virtual partition platform which easily draws its resources such as your disk space and data from a large network of physical servers. That is in the unfortunate event that if one server goes down or offline there will be no consequence on the data availability on your part since the other virtual servers will continue to tweak and accommodate resource from the remaining servers in the network. The “cloud” resource here is available in real time on actual demand and is not limited to the physical capacity of one single server but a host of servers. If the website requires extra resource from its hosting platform due to an unexpected spike in visitor traffic or application of new functionalities, extra resource is accessed effortlessly.

The “cloud server” alluded to here is a logical server that is assembled, accommodated and delivered through a cloud computing platform over the Internet and can be easily retrieved remotely. To do away with the “geek speak” in the equation, for those not in the know let us humbly put it in simple layman’s term cloud computing accurately means storing and retrieving your information and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s own hard drive. All your data and information and programs are kept by a third party host, instead of being located on your business premises or at your home. With Office 365, the storage of information, computation, and software are located and managed remotely on a remote server. This makes it safer and more secure because your data files and systems will be safely hosted in undisclosed Microsoft data centers and furthermore are encrypted by the system. This is again of vital importance because having an encrypted data in a safe non-disclosed facility prevents physical tampering. So it is an additional safety net for your data and programs!  You also have the added benefit of backup for your data. With Office 365 migration you are guaranteed that all your data are backed up. Microsoft employs several layers of redundancy and backup. If you encounter problems on your data, you can restore it in a snap.

Office 365 can be used in businesses and for home use. Office 365 is usually installed with applications that can be used for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access. Application programs for business may include services such as Skype for Business web conferencing and Exchange Online hosted email for businesses. It is installable across multiple devices, such as PCs, Macs, Android tablets, Android phones, iPad and iPhone. Plus, more importantly if you have an active Office 365 subscription that includes the desktop version of Office, you will always have the latest version of the applications on hand.

Go ahead, migrate to Office 365 productivity software and enjoy the many benefits it has to offer to your business operations and home computing!

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