With the seventh annual Small Business Month underway, it’s amazing to think just how vital small businesses are to our economy. They drive innovation, employ half of the private sector workforce, and represent 98 per cent of the businesses in this country. Succeeding as a small business requires careful planning and execution; it also involves making smart day-to-day decisions and choosing the right technology to support your business.
Office 365 delivered by Rogers is now available for our small business customers to help fuel better collaboration and communication from anywhere, at any time. Office 365 brings together cloud versions of Microsoft’s email, communication and collaboration software packages; Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online in addition to the Office Professional Plus desktop suite. While there are many great features, we’ve narrowed down the top three reasons we think you will love Office 365:
Work in real-time, across multiple devices
Office 365 gives you access to your documents and applications across a number of devices – PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone – and syncs in real-time so your edits are automatically saved to the cloud. You can also sign in to Office using any browser and quickly pull up your documents for full viewing and editing. You can even access your files offline.
Make the best first impression
With Office 365, you can leverage servers managed by Microsoft to launch your website and keep it up and running 24/7. Plus, your team can benefit from a branded email address so your company name is front and centre every time you contact customers.
Need to meet with clients while out of town? Or with colleagues in different cities? Office 365 lets you conduct online meetings with multi-party HD video conferencing, screen sharing and note-taking – simplifying communication across multiple devices.
Manage your technology without IT staff
Your company’s technology needs to not only run smoothly, but also be secure and easy to manage. Office 365 offers a web-based management center that lets you easily manage users, email and file-sharing policies. Setting up Office 365 is easy – no IT experts required. You simply download the program online and it’s always up to date. Office 365 is perfect for businesses that embrace BYOD because it can be installed on any type of smartphone, laptop or tablet devices. Plus, it comes with anti-malware and spam protection built in to help keep your information safe from unauthorized users. The only eyeballs on your documents are your own, and you control which files to share with team members.
To learn more about how Office 365 can help your business stay better connected, check out our website or connect with your small business specialist at 1-877-377-3666.
This November, Rogers is hosting Small Business Month events in Toronto, Kitchener, Vancouver and Montreal. To find more information or register, visit Rogers.com/rogerstalks.