Mint Business Development Director, Francois Pienaar was featured in Simple Media Group’s web publication CMS Wire, where he praised the Microsoft Office 365 software suite and highlighted how it enables increased productivity and efficiency for organisations.
Considering the current excitement brewing around the Office 365 product suite, one could easily mistake this offering for a new solution.
Microsoft’s flagship productivity offering has, however, been around since June 2011 with the provided benefits increasingly gaining momentum in markets worldwide.
Office 365 is being rolled out by companies big and small as bandwidth continues to become cheaper and faster, IT managers are warming up to the idea of having a service rather than a piece of hardware in their data center and mobile workers are demanding a toolset that keeps them productive regardless of their physical location.
Sharing and Social Interaction
A one-stop shop to productivity, Office 365 has become the de facto standard not only for content sharing and social interaction, but also for efficiency as a whole when implemented in an organisation.
The software suite provides organizations with access to a wide range of applications and also enables data loss prevention, rights management and encryption.
Other treats include a 50 GB mailbox plus unlimited storage space for a user’s in-place archive. Each user also receives 1TB of storage (unlimited in certain scenarios) in OneDrive for Business and has the ability to use up to five devices to access information.
A big productivity enhancer is the Office 365 enterprise content management (ECM) capabilities. ECM has become broader than the sharing of documents. It’s about efficiency and a variety of services are now available to users to help them effortlessly fulfill their job requirements.
Users are provided with a unified look and feel when working across the Office 365 platform, enabling them to engage with colleagues in a social fashion, share content, schedule meetings, complete tasks, synchronize data, send email and view reports.
About Mint Group
Mint Group a global IT consultancy recognised as a top 1% global systems integrator. The organisation is also a member of the prestigious Inner Circle for Microsoft Dynamics third year running and recruits best-of-breed global IT skills and capabilities with two of only 144 ALM Rangers and 1 of only 160 PCSA’s globally employed as part of the Mint Group of companies. As the dominant solutions provider to Africa’s financial services conglomerates, the company enables better business by digitally leading its clients through Customer Centricity with Dynamics 365, Employee Engagement with Office 365, Intelligent Insights with AI and Cognitive Computing, and Smarter Systems with Azure in the digital space.
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