Buying one-off Office software licenses is fast becoming a thing of the past. In recent years, Microsoft have shifted their model to introduce software as a service with Office 365. This provides businesses and consumers with a far more cost-effective and flexible way to purchase Microsoft Office and the ability to run email, team communications and file sharing in the cloud.

This is all well and good in theory. We can all be drawn into the promise of improved work place productivity and accessing anything and everything on the move. The question is, how does it work in practise? In reality, just getting our email up and running and learning how to store a document in the cloud, is all we need to begin with and we’ll take a look at the other bits later. But will we?

The vast majority of businesses are unaware of the features and applications that are included in their Office 365 subscriptions, and are therefore missing out on the potential to increase efficiencies.

This is where having an IT partner comes in, rather than simply an IT support provider who shows up to fix things. We see it as our job to help you and your team make the most of the technology available. Not by throwing information at you, but by walking you through the steps it takes to get your team fully on board with tools and applications. Office 365 can have a positive effect on your organisation’s working practises, which will ultimately impact the profitability of your business.

As a certified Microsoft Cloud Partner, we will not only migrate your organisation across to Office 365, but also support your business through the transition. We will help you develop an adoption strategy, tailored to your business requirements, to identify the areas where software applications can improve productivity and maximise your ROI.  Office 365 comes packed with features designed to make your life easier, including file collaboration tools with SharePoint, up to 1TB of cloud storage per user with OneDrive, sharing project information across groups with Microsoft Teams and video calling with Skype for Business.  We work with all our clients to understand what training methods work for their business, face to face, interactive webinars or simple written guides and how-to videos.

“Rather than simply transferring us across to Office 365, they took the time to help us to use the new software tools available to us, following the process through to the end. The webinars have been brilliant.” comments Nick Yeo, Chief Operating Officer, Veryan Medical Ltd.

To find out more about how Office 365 can move your business forward, speak to a member of our team on 01293 871971 or email