How Can I Improve the Mobility of My SME?
A mobile business is one that can work effectively from any location, often switching locations between a fixed office, flexible working spaces, home working, and customer sites. In the past year, most businesses have had to completely retool the way they approach their work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is the most flexible and mobile businesses that have best been able to adapt to the challenges.
During times of uncertainty, mobility and adaptability is vital. This is why more small businesses than ever are using Microsoft 365, a software suite that allows you to take the fluid collaboration of an office environment with you wherever you go.
Access Your Software from Anywhere
Microsoft 365 is an evolved version of Microsoft Office that allows you to access classic applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. However, unlike previous versions of Microsoft Office, Microsoft 365 is a fluid, cloud-based platform, accessed on a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription model.
With Microsoft 365, you can access your programs no matter where you are. The actual software is stored on the cloud, allowing you to access it via a web browser, or by downloading to individual devices.
On top of this, you can also easily switch devices while on-the-go without any hassle. Microsoft 365 is not only compatible with pretty much any tablet, phone, or computer, but it automatically backs up your files to the cloud so you can quickly change devices on a whim.
Keep the Team Connected
One of the biggest challenges of improving mobility during the pandemic has been keeping collaboration fluid. With online video conferences often dependent on connectivity and the speed of a particular service, it can feel difficult to keep up the collaborative atmosphere that is so potent in busy offices.
This isn’t an issue for SMEs that use Microsoft 365. With native video conferencing features that support HD video and screen sharing, keeping everybody up-to-date just requires a few clicks. If you pay for the Business Premium subscription tier, you can also get access to a centralised storage system that keeps track of every single version of a particular document. Going back to check an older draft is easy and you won’t have to worry about accidentally sending that draft out instead of the current one!
An Advanced Cloud Storage System
In the age of remote working, having a cloud storage system is a must and allows businesses to maximise mobility. However, with sensitive information stored on a cloud, any potential breach can leave your business vulnerable. To safeguard your data, Microsoft 365 implements a commprehensive security system that keeps your files secure every step of the way.
For example, Microsoft 365 protects your data as you are uploading it to the cloud using Transport Layer Security Encryption. Once files are uploaded, they are protected further with another encryption process to ensure that nobody can access them without your permission.
Always Stay Ahead of the Curve
With the unpredictability of the ongoing pandemic, SMEs around the world are focusing on mobility and flexibility. Being able to adapt to any situation quickly is essential, which is why software suites like Microsoft 365 are incredibly helpful for staying ahead of the curve.
At Fuse Collaboration, we help SMEs make the most out of their IT infrastructure. If you have any questions about whether Microsoft 365 is right for your business, please feel free to send us an enquiry.
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