Microsoft Office has long been the standard for productive work in both the private and business markets. Now Office 365 provides a cloud-based solution, which makes the classic functionalities of Office mobile and takes collaborative working in your company to a new level through the simultaneous integration of modern communication technologies such as SharePoint Online, Skype for Business, OneDrive for Business, Yammer, Delve or Office Groups. Office 365 is therefore more than just an online version of the familiar office applications — it is a company-wide hub for document sharing and communication and therefore an important building block for enhancing teamwork.
The integration of current SharePoint technology makes Office 365 the central Intranet and collaboration portal for information sharing and provides you with full functionality for jointly editing documents with full version and permissions management. With Skype for business, real-time communication between team members and business partners, including support for smartphones, video and web conferencing, is no longer a problem. And with OneDrive for Business, you’ll be using flexible data storage that is accessible from anywhere, allowing you to save, edit and to share important information with your colleagues.
Whether in the office, at home or on the move — with Office 365 you can access your familiar Office applications at any time, from any location. Use your PC or MAC, laptop, tablet, or BlackBerry, iOS, Android or Windows smartphone to create, edit and share data in real time via a browser. Office 365 also ideally complements locally installed Office programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook — which facilitates offline processing of your documents.
Office 365 is provided as a Cloud Service — this means you won't have to worry about maintenance tasks and can save yourself the cost of maintaining the appropriate infrastructure. You’ll also always be using the most up-to-date technology, because Microsoft provides you with the latest version of Office and updates it automatically. The Office 365 licence model is also extremely flexible and can be individually tailored to your needs, whether you simply want to check your emails on the move or take advantage of the full range of Office functionalities. You can reduce your investment costs significantly with Office 365, save valuable time on maintenance and repair, and free up time to concentrate on your business strengths.
Data security is one of the most important issues in the cloud environment and at the same time, the decisive factor for all Office 365 solutions. The many initiatives that are being, or have been, implemented in the context of Office 365 services show just how serious Microsoft is about this topic. For example, Microsoft was the first cloud provider to meet the strict EU ISO 27018 data security standard with its computer centres. Additionally, the "data trustee models" provide you with the ability to secure cloud storage via a data trustee. In Germany, Microsoft launched the "Cloud in Germany" initiative — a programme that provides all cloud services from Microsoft data centres in Frankfurt and Magdeburg with the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems as a trustee. This guarantees that sensitive company data physically remains in situ and is solely subject to the local jurisdiction.
COSMO CONSULT has many years’ experience in the design and implementation of Office 365 solutions. Our offerings are based on a clear procedure, detailed knowledge of the business processes in many industries and excellent product expertise. Our experts will be happy to advise you about the unique possibilities awaiting you through the use of Microsoft Office 365. Get in touch with us — we look forward to discussing how to get your company started in the new Office era.