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Preparing your Business for the Future with Office 365

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Want to save money and inspire collaboration? Petronella Computer Consultants has the IT system to move your business forward. It’s called Office 365 and it will help your colleagues not only work from any location, but also increase flexibility and efficiency. Office 365 delivers everything you need, saving businesses of all sizes time, money, and freeing up valued resources.

Office 365 is a subscription-based plan that offers Office functionality in the cloud. It’s sort of a cross between the desktop version and the free Web Apps. With Office 365, the ability to share software, information, and storage online means you can work anywhere on any device. You can join online meetings and video conferences, access emails and edit documents, whether at the office, the airport or at home. Office 365 works easily with Microsoft Office and other programs, allowing you to connect instantly with clients and colleagues. With Office 365, there is no complex set-up, so you can be productive right away. And there is global support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The apps you get depend on your subscription choice. Most PC plans include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, One Note, and even Publisher. Office 365 files are compatible with Office 2010 and Office 2013. Office2007 also works but you’ll lose some functionality. You’ll connect via the internet, set up an account, make your payment, download the appropriate files, and you’re ready to go! Office 365 subscriptions offer more than software too. Subscriptions come with 27 GB of storage on SkyDrive, free website hosting with applicable tools, and 60 Skype minutes per month for landline calls.

Security is a reasonable worry; however, Microsoft is committed to a quarterly cycle of bug fixes and enhancements. Office 365 offers the same user-level security options as the desktop version. Also, Office 365 applications use encryption; communications intercepted by anyone without authorization can’t be read.

Contact Petronella Computer Consultants today! We’ll get you started; it’s only smooth sailing from here! Visit our page on Cloud Computing or Office 365 or call 919-355-5545 to speak with a specialist.