4 signs you need to upgrade to business email

by | Mar 1, 2018 | Small Business IT

Office 365 business email

Free email solutions are everywhere these days. They’re a popular choice for companies just starting out, but as your business develops, they can become a hindrance. When you don’t have the efficiency, flexibility, and security your business demands for growth, ‘free’ isn’t ideal.

In contrast to a free solution, business-grade email provides you with the features your company needs to grow. If any of the following apply to you, you need to upgrade to business email.

  1. Your devices are out of sync.

How often do you reply to an email on your phone, but when you get back to your desk, there’s no trace of it? What about meetings – do you struggle to keep track of your appointments across your devices? Office 365 ensures your email is in sync so you can easily get to business from any of your devices.

  1. Data risk is a big concern.

You want to enable your staff to be mobile and in sync, but doing so increases the risk of data loss. Office 365 has a number of native security features that can protect your email data and keep it safe whilst your staff are on the move. As an example, Policy Tips alerts users to simple errors such as clicking ‘reply all’, copying in people from outside your organisation, or sending confidential data. Office 365 allows you to remotely wipe your lost or stolen device too, giving you complete peace of mind.

  1. You want the control without the complexity.

Business growth commands you to have more control over your email system. Exchange Online has an easy-to-use admin centre that enables you to set policies, manage your devices, set up archiving, and much more. This provides you with complete control in an easy-to-use format.

  1. You know nothing is free.

Free email solutions have to make their money somehow. Many email services target ads towards your workforce. This is not only a distraction but also a security risk. Office 365 has no advertising and no content scanning – and never will.

The good news

The good news is that you don’t have to shell out thousands for new hardware or new software. You pay a small monthly fee for a globally respected, professional solution. It’s easy to use, it’s always up to date, and you only pay for what you need. Office 365 allows you to focus on your business and its customers – the stuff that really matters.

Why Ilkley IT Services?

We help small and medium-sized businesses who don’t have an in-house IT department maximise and maintain their business IT infrastructure.

We constantly monitor your PCs, network and other IT devices. We’ll often prevent problems from happening without users even knowing, meaning you and your staff continue to work uninterrupted.

On the rare occasions when things do go wrong, we’re ready to respond quickly and efficiently. With our vast experience and investment in the best tools, we are well-equipped to get you back up and running quickly.


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