PCMAN – There could be many reasons why enterprises are considering to move to Cloud-based productivity services such as to increase business agility, to have the latest technology, or to support mobile workers.
Microsoft take Cloud-based productivity solutions very seriously, proven with its excellent Office 365, an enterprise-grade service, designed to meet business requirements for security, privacy, reliability and manageability. Below are some of the reasons why enterprises choose to use Microsoft Office 365.
Privacy. Office 365 ensures that the user’s privacy is intact and their confidential data is secure, and not being used for advertising. It does not “recycle” information, and data is only used to provide services back to the users. Customers are informed on who has access to what data and under what conditions due to the granular permission settings available.
Security. Office 365 is designed to meet enterprise security requirements through strong governance and security-aware engineering. Microsoft proactively monitor their services to protect from both known and unknown threads. On top of Office 365 being hosted in Microsoft’s network of highly available data centers, it is operated with a defense-in-depth approach to people, processes, and technology. Office 365 offers strong security features and policies that put customers in control.
Compliance Leadership. Office 365 is the first major Cloud-based productivity service to employ security frameworks based on International Standards Organization standards. Customers may enjoy the confidence that they are entrusting their data to the leader in Cloud services compliance and industry standards. Office 365 has achieved ISO 27001 certification; EU Model Clauses and Data Processing Agreement signed with all customers; EU Safe Harbor; and HIPAA/BAA agreements signed with Enterprise Agreement customers.
Accessible. Despite where they are, workers can now remain productive with Office 365 being mobile and Cloud-based. Users would get a consistent user experience across platforms and devices. Accessing email online that doesn’t require Internet connectivity is now available, and working when they have networks issues is now possible with the Office Client on the desktop.
Numerous Capabilities. Carefully designed to increase productivity, Office 365 enhances the familiar Office productivity experience with tried-and-true ways to create, collaborate, and communicate. Users email is integrated with their availability in IM, and groups can gather video conference and share desktop and applications in real time. Office Web Apps may maintain employee productivity by preserving file fidelity. The service is rich, integrated, and fully functional.