Cloud software is undoubtedly the future (and, to be honest, the present) when it comes to how organisations of all sizes create and manage their documents, and for most the choice comes down to a straight fight between Microsoft Office 365 and Google Docs.
First of all, a couple of things we know to be true:
- The Microsoft Office 365 software is superior and more powerful than Google Docs;
- Google Docs is free to use.
It’s that free-to-use point that is what convinces a lot of organisation to use it. After all, it’s a strong suite of software that costs absolutely nothing.
So why would you want to make the switch to Office 365? Here are X reasons why we think it’d be one of the best moves you’ve ever made.
It’s more secure
The security of critical documents is of paramount importance to organisations of all sizes, and in this regard Microsoft Office 365 smashes Google Docs out of the park.
All Office 365 applications are accessed through 128-bit SSL/TSL encryption, ensuring intercepted transmissions cannot be read. What’s more, antivirus signatures are kept up-to-date automatically, while mail messages are protected from malware and anti-spam filtering is used.
It’s more reliable
Another of the most important considerations organisations need to think about when choosing cloud software is reliability.
Office 365 provides a service-level agreement and boasts a 99.9% scheduled uptime. The secret to this is Microsoft’s network of datacentres across the world, with one acting as a backup should the one your organisation is relying on suffers an outage.
It’s compliant with regulations
It’s very important for organisations, especially larger ones, to be compliant with government and industry regulations, both for legal reasons as well as customer/client trust.
Office 365 is compliant with ISO 27001 standards, completed SAS70 Type I and II audits, and achieved the EU Safe Harbour Seal.
It’s incredible value for money
Okay, so it’s not free like Google Docs, but that doesn’t mean that Office 365 is anything but extraordinary value for money.
Microsoft Office 365 starts at just £3.10 per user/month for the Business Essentials package, which includes:
- Business class email with 50 GB mail storage;
- Web versions of all your favourite Microsoft Office applications;
- 1 TB of file storage and sharing;
- Skype for Business;
- 24/7 phone and web support.
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