7 Ways to Work Smarter in the Cloud

Efficient collaboration and communication are vital components in the success of every business.

Luckily, Office 365 makes it easier than ever to work smarter, not harder, so you can do your best work. With Office 365 apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as other productivity apps, you can redefine how you communicate and collaborate. Features such as coauthoring in real time, instant messaging (IM), video, and voice make it easier to create, share, and work together wherever you are, across your favorite devices.

In this ebook, you’ll learn seven ways Office 365 can help you improve communication and teamwork to make your business more effective, collaborative, and successful.


Myths About Moving to the Cloud

Most companies have decided they need the business agility and want the cost savings that come when moving to the cloud. But with the bewildering amount of contradictory information floating around on the Internet, not many really understand exactly what that means or what it entails.

Companies considering Microsoft Office 365 as their first step in moving applications to hosted solutions face similar inconsistencies, making it difficult to separate fact from fiction. For example, some businesses incorrectly believe Office 365 is simply a version of Office accessed by a browser..

That’s just one of the misconceptions about Office 365 we want to correct, which is why we created this myth-busting guide to help you..

When considering Office 365 to power your organization, you need to know the facts. Your business depends on it. Ready to learn which of the top nine Office 365 business cloud myths you may have thought were true—but aren’t? Read on.


Why Businesses are Moving to the Cloud

An inside look at how businesses are turning to the cloud to solve everyday issues.

Today’s growing businesses face a tough challenge. They need to provide the same affordable, always-on mobile services that more established businesses offer, but without the economic support enterprises can fall back on. That means IT professionals are constantly looking for creative ways to do more with less: managing teams, stretching budgets, and making the most of infrastructure and applications. To meet the needs of their organisations within those constraints, they’re turning to the cloud.

Studies show that large enterprises are making heavier use of cloud-based applications than their smaller counterparts, but that small and mid-sized businesses are catching up fast. While only about 37% of small and mid-sized businesses are using cloud-based apps this year, experts anticipate that number to reach 78% by 2020. They also predict that the US small and mid-sized business cloud computing and services market will grow from $43B to $55B this year.

We took a closer look at how today’s IT professionals are putting cloud solutions to work in their businesses and how they’re starting to shift their IT spend to match. This e-book offers a highlevel overview of current cloud and technology usage in growing businesses, including what workloads are shifting first, what’s driving these efforts and how experience is lining up with these expectations.