Email has changed drastically in the last few decades. It is no longer being used to send plain text onto a single device that is checked a couple times a day, and support was relatively simple, as there wasn’t much involved in the whole process. Today however, emails have gotten a lot flashier, bigger, and much more frequent. This means that it takes a lot more to develop and sustain these programs.
We used to be able to host and support email services, but due to the increasing pressures and responsibilities involved, there are better alternatives out there. As you rely on email daily to run your business, having the best software available is vital. So much is kept in email programs: addresses, contact details, crucial files that your business cannot run without etc. You know you should get a proper backup system instead of that flimsy USB drive… some day.
Imagine this: one day you turn on your computer, and it’s dead. There is nothing. All the files, contacts, calendar entries, software – everything you need in order to run your business is gone. What do you do? Close your business? Call your insurance agent? You can’t afford any downtime.
If you are using Microsoft Office 365 or had an Office 365 subscription, that nightmare scenario would be solved simply by turning on another computer, logging in, and accessing all your files from the cloud. No panic necessary.
If you haven’t already, we recommend that you make the switch to Office 365 to make your life easier and save you stress. To make this simpler for you, we work closely with Darryl Mitchell from NIS Victoria, who is an expert in installing and setting up this particular email software for small businesses
One of the advantages of using Office 365 is that it can centralise your emails, contacts, calendar, notes, and tasks across multiple devices. This means that your iPhone, Android, PC, Mac, Tablet, iPad etc., are all synced automatically, so that anything that happens on one device, transfers over seamlessly to all of the others. Even with all this processing, it is important to note that there is zero downtime, which is a crucial benefit when you and your business depend on email.
One of the advantages of using Office 365 is that it can centralise your emails, contacts, calendar, notes, and tasks across multiple devices. This means that your iPhone, Android, PC, Mac, Tablet, iPad etc., are all synced automatically, so that anything that happens on one device, transfers over seamlessly to all of the others.
Office 365 is also good for sharing emails, contacts, calendar, notes, and tasks, with all of the other people in the office. Everything can be easily sent to coworkers, with no complicated syncing or transferring issues. Users can also use the Office 365 portal via Internet Explorer to view emails, as well as create a Word or Excel document.
Having your files “on the cloud” is reassuring and helpful, as it means that you don’t have to be concerned about losing anything or obsessively save everything all the time, because documents or pictures are not stored directly on your device. Rather, they are on the cloud, storage that is accessed via the Internet, which means they can be accessed from any device – as long as you have the password to your account.
There are many different services that offer access to the cloud, the main three being Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive. The disadvantage with Google however is that it uses Google Docs instead of Word. With Dropbox, it’s not the simplest to share files. But with OneDrive, your Office documents – Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc. – are automatically saved in the cloud. Thus when using Office 365, OneDrive for Business will centralise and store all of your office and personal files in the cloud without you even having to think about it.
Email is a relatively new addition to the world, yet has become ubiquitous. An email address is required for nearly everything online. It is the most common form of contact nowadays, allowing us to communicate effectively and efficiently with people all around the world. Talk to us for other recommendations so we can help you find the best email suited to your needs.