Advanced e-mail capabilities
With a broad range of advanced email capabilities Office 365 offers some of the following impressive features
・ Boomerang: If you use your inbox as a to-do list, the Boomerang feature will be invaluable. Acting as a snooze button your email, it moves messages to a storage folder and brings it back into your inbox at a time you need it. Boomerang also lets you send messages at different times, it also has recipient reply notifications, and enhanced scheduling features through your Outlook calendar.
・ Focused Inbox & Clutter: The ‘focused inbox’ feature automatically places what it determines are your most relevant emails into one folder and the rest into another folder. You also have ‘clutter’, which automatically de-clutters your inbox based on your preferences.
Is my data secure?
Office 365 has a lot of advanced built in security features to keep your company’s data safe. Some of most notable include:
・ Message Encryption: This feature allows you to send encrypted email, stopping anyone other than the intended recipient from reading the contents of your email. Encryption works no matter which email service the recipient uses.
・ Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA): ATA uses analytics and machine learning to detect and alert you to suspicious activity straight away and has a built-in intelligence to learn analyse and identify normal and suspicious users or devices, keeping you up to date in real-time.
As part of this feature, emails are scanned for malicious links and attachments as they hit your network. If it detects something dodgy, it’ll stop the malicious attachment from getting in. The recipient will still get the email, but will receive a message explaining why the attachment isn’t there.
・ Mobile Device Management: This feature helps you secure and manage Office on employees’ mobile devices to protect private company info. You can create and manage device security policies, remotely wipe a device, and view detailed device reports.
・ Data Loss Prevention: This monitors emails and prevents sensitive information from leaving your business. When enabled, all emails to and from a business are scanned for information such as credit card, passport or social security numbers.
Who can afford this?
Office 365 is a subscription-based service, which means you pay an annual or monthly fee per user. Although some businesses choose to pay yearly, most plans are usually paid month-to-month, which can be helpful from a cash flow perspective. You also have the freedom to switch off services that you aren’t using to cut costs.
Because office runs in the cloud, you don’t need servers for your website, emails or document storage. The cost savings are substantial; Removing onsite servers will reduce both energy costs and the need for office space to store server hardware.
Office 365 has various business plans, each with different features and programs. Let us help you define your employee technical needs and advise how you can mix and match your plan ultimately meaning you only pay for what you use.
Switching between plans is straightforward, so if you have user(s) that need more or less programs or features this can be done with ease.