4 signs you need to upgrade to Office 365

Free email services are everywhere nowadays. They’re often used when starting out, but as your business matures they can be a hinderance. When you’re lacking the security, flexibility and efficiency that you need to grow your business, “free” doesn’t seem like such a good idea after all.

Office 365 will provide you with a host of features needed to develop your business. If you are experiencing any of the following, it’s time to upgrade.

1. Your devices aren’t in sync
Have you replied to an important email on your phone or tablet but can’t find a trace of it when you get back to your Desktop? Are you having difficulty keeping track of your scheduled meetings across devices? Email in Office 365 keeps everything in sync, so you can pick up any of your devices and get down to business.

2. Data risk is a big concern
You want a mobile, in sync workforce but achieving that increases your risk of data loss. Email in Office 365 has security features that can keep your data safe whilst on the move. For example, Policy Tips will alert users to errors such as copying people in from outside your organisation, clicking ‘reply all’ and sending confidential data. You’re also able to wipe your lost or stolen device remotely, giving you total peace of mind.

3. You want control without complexity
As your business grows, you’ll need more control over your email system. Exchange Online provides an easy-to-use admin centre that allows you to manage your devices, set policies, set-up archiving and much more. You get complete control in an easy-to-use web-based format.

4. You realise that nothing is free
Free email solutions might be free to the end user, but they have to make money somehow. Many of them do this by targeting ads towards your workforce. Not only is that a distraction but it’s also a security risk. With Email in Office 365 there’s no content scanning and no advertising – ever.

The good news
The good news is you don’t have to buy any new hardware or shell out thousands for new software. With Office 365 you pay a small monthly fee and get a professional solution that’s trusted the world over. It’s always up to date, it’s easy to use, and you only pay for what you need. That way you can focus on your business and your customers – the stuff that matters.