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Are you using Microsoft 365 to its full potential? 5 Ways Microsoft Office 365 Can Help Your Business Grow

Are you currently using Microsoft 365? Their large selection of available features is overwhelming. There’s such a wide array of products, apps, and plans. They are cool IT toys!

If you are using 365, are you utilizing all the valuable tools it comes with (that you’re already paying for anyway)? Microsoft 365 can help your business grow! We could go on for days about what it can do, but let’s start with the top 5 ways this software can improve your business immediately when used to its full potential.


5 Ways Office 365 Can Help Your Business Grow

It’s essential to remember that the more robust plan you choose, the more features you’ll have access to. Here are five ways Microsoft Office 365 can help your business if you have any of these features as part of your subscription:

  1. You’ll have the latest tools and features a growing business needs to succeed. Of course, you’ll have the basics, which include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. But you’ll also have a variety of cloud-based apps that make communication a breeze. You’ll be able to book clients online, track projects across teams, work offline, update your documents when you reconnect to the internet, and so much more.
  2. Employees can securely stream their desktop setup across devices. This means that whether they’re working from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone, they can set up their home screen the same way across all devices. This allows for a seamless and more efficient user experience, meaning your employees remain as productive as possible no matter where they work.
  3. Your data is safeguarded. Office 365 provides the tools your company needs to ensure your data is protected. This reduces the chances of hackers getting into your systems and stealing or erasing your data. It can also help protect your company when an employee inadvertently clicks those links in phishing emails, putting your data at risk.
  4. You can provide your teams with a better-shared experience. Microsoft Planner and Microsoft Teams are two ways to help ensure the teams across your company are on the same page and able to communicate efficiently and timely within their team and with other groups.
  5. Microsoft 365 can help foster innovation. You can hold meetings with digital whiteboards. Within these whiteboards, your teams can record notes. Information is easily shared across the company, and all employees can access it whether they’re onsite or working remotely.


8 Features You May Not Know About

Microsoft 365 boasts a powerful suite of productivity tools, some of which may not be immediately obvious to users. Here are a few hidden features of Microsoft 365 that you may not know about:

  1. Office Lens: This app, available for both iOS and Android, allows users to take pictures of documents, whiteboards, or business cards and then convert them into editable Word or PowerPoint documents. 
  2. Office Delve: This feature, available to Office 365 users, allows you to discover and share information and content that is most relevant to you. It uses machine learning to surface content based on your interests and interactions with others. 
  3. Forms: This feature allows you to create surveys and quizzes quickly and easily in Word or Excel. You can then share the forms with others and collect real-time responses. 
  4. Microsoft Stream: This video streaming service allows you to share, upload, and stream videos within your organization. It also allows users to add captions and subtitles and search within videos for specific content. 
  5. Planner: This feature allows you to efficiently create and manage tasks and projects. You can assign tasks to team members, set due dates, and track progress. 
  6. Power Automate: This service allows you to automate repetitive tasks and workflows, such as sending an email when a form is submitted or copying files from one location to another. 
  7. Power BI: This feature allows you to connect to various data sources, create interactive visualizations, and share insights with others in your organization. 
  8. StaffHub: This feature is designed for shift-based workers. It allows managers to create and manage schedules, communicate with their staff, and track time off requests.

These are just a few of the many hidden features of Microsoft 365 that can help you work more efficiently and effectively. By exploring and utilizing these features, you can make the most of your investment and get more done in less time.


Enterprise Mobility: Productivity and Security

When choosing the right plan for your business, we highly recommend Microsoft 365 Enterprise. It has everything you need to help your business grow, including Enterprise Mobility and Security. The apps are cloud-based, allowing your team to work efficiently from anywhere across all of their devices.

This version of Microsoft 365 comes with two plan options, both under $17 a month. You’ll get more than your money’s worth.


See How Much Your Business Grows When You Combine Office 365 with Professional IT Support

Even the most powerful tools can be challenging to use and manage without the proper support. That's where professional IT support comes in. 

When you combine Office 365 with Professional IT Support, you can ensure that your Office 365 environment is set up and configured correctly and that your team is trained on how to use the tools effectively. You’ll quickly see how much more streamlined and efficient your business can be. 

At Intuitive Networks, we leverage high-level strategies with best-in-class applications to create a customized IT support plan for your business. Our services can help your business meet its goals and exceed expectations. 


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When it comes to running your business, managed cloud services are becoming increasingly popular. Managed cloud services offer partial or complete management of a company’s cloud resources and infrastructure. Moving your business to the cloud provides high flexibility and security for your applications and data. According to new research from Gartner, “more than 85% of organizations will embrace a cloud-first principle by 2025 and will not be able to fully execute their digital strategies without the use of cloud-native technologies.”  This research report estimates that more than “95% of new digital workloads will be deployed on cloud-native platforms, up from 30% in 2021.” 


What is a Managed Services Provider (MSP)?

We see more and more companies move to the cloud, and if your company is considering that same leap, we’re here to support you as your managed IT services provider (MSP). That means that we can help move your data and processes to the cloud and manage the entire scope of your IT needs, including delivering network, application, system, and security services on a subscription basis. Essentially, we enable companies to shift the cost and responsibility of physical data storage and processing to us. We work with you to mold your cloud environment to meet your unique needs and ensure your daily operations are more efficient. 

Our cloud-managed services include: 

  • Cloud Hosting: we keep your data safe in our private, secure data centers. 
  • Unified Communications: we ensure straightforward and seamless communication systems. 
  • Office 365 Support: we provide essential Microsoft tools - including migrations, integrations, management, and more.
  • Virtual Server Hosting: we handle all your server flexibility and scalability, including assisting in moves from a physical server to a virtual server on the cloud. 


The Benefits of Cloud-Managed Services

There are many benefits to moving to cloud-managed services:

  • Increased scalability: as your business grows, we can work with you to implement the infrastructure required to support your growth. We can scale up or down as needed. 
  • Enhanced communication: we can utilize the cloud to ensure clear communication channels for your company - both internally and externally. We can tailor communications to meet the needs of various facets of your business. 
  • More storage space: utilizing cloud storage eliminates the need for on-site servers, which means we can scale up or scale down your cloud storage capacity to meet your company’s needs. 
  • Increased security: we work with you to secure the future of your business, and we’ll handle all your security battles. 
  • Improved system reliability: we specialize in understanding your company’s goals and creating reliable cloud hosting solutions.
  • 24/7 monitoring: we provide 24/7 remote monitoring to keep a close watch on your servers, firewalls, network gear, and other systems to ensure your IT is secure and running as efficiently as possible. 


Why You Need to Implement Cloud-Managed Services in Your Business 

As technology continues to grow and change rapidly, as your MSP, we’ll be with you - utilizing that technology to help you grow your business. We’ll take care of your technology so that you can focus on your company’s day-to-day operations and needs. Our goal is to ensure your network is regularly maintained and help you avoid costly disruptions to yield higher productivity and save on support. As an industry-leading managed services provider, we provide reliable cloud-managed services and access to your applications and business data. 

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