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Make the Most of your Microsoft 365 Licensing

If you're a small business in the UK, it's likely that you use Microsoft 365 in some way. However, most UK businesses don't use their licensing to it's full extent, and often end up over-spending on additional software, not knowing the power of the applications they have access to.

So what is Microsoft 365? In short, it's Microsoft's cloud-based Office suite. But in reality, it's so much more. Microsoft 365 is a suite of applications that handles everything a small businesses needs to work remotely and securely, manage staff across the world, and automate manual tasks. At Mason Infotech we help businesses to make the most of their Microsoft 365 environments.

What to expect from Mason Infotech's 365 experts

Most of our clients come to us with the same problem: they've purchased a Porsche, but they're driving it like a Transit van. We enable businesses to access the full potential of the suite with our consulting services. Most businesses require a unique set up, depending on things like remote work policies, regulatory requirements, or 3rd party software. We conduct a thorough analysis of your business infrastructure and help to determine a clear end goal where your business is more secure, more collaborative, and better trained.

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Understanding Microsoft 365 Services

So if most businesses aren't making the most of their Microsoft 365, what are they missing out on? According to Microsoft themselves, about 90% of license users only ever open 4 applications: Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams. There are 31 applications available within the suite. This means that most users are only using about 12% of their licensed capabilities.

Are Microsoft over-licensing, and if so, why use Microsoft 365 at all? Amazingly, they aren't. Business are using 3rd party applications instead of the Microsoft options. When we polled our clients and broader network as to why, the answer was resounding - they didn't know that Microsoft had an app to help them.

Microsoft Apps like Visio, Bookings, or Delve have been overlooked for costly alternatives.

This is where we come in.

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Microsoft 365 and Security

If your PC is managed with Microsoft 365 Business Premium, it is safeguarded by Microsoft Defender for Business. Defender is a security solution that was specifically designed by Microsoft for business with under 300 employees. Businesses paying for outdated Anti-virus protection, or 3rd party EDR software, may overstretching their security budget.

Mason Infotech's IT support for SME businesses ensures that businesses understand what Defender is doing for them, to make sure that security budget can be spent accordingly. Instead of paying for double coverage, our clients have been able to reinvest money in training, pentesting, or accreditations. This is where we prove our salt - we create measurable ROI from your Microsoft 365 spend.

Microsoft 365 Apps Across Devices

Microsoft 365 takes your business critical apps and makes them available across devices. So whether you're in the office, travelling home, or in front of a client, you'll be able to work from any location.

With Microsoft 365, teams can collaborate across devices on apps like Outlook, Excel, OneNote, and Word.

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Unleashing Microsoft Teams

It's never been easier to stay connected with Microsoft Teams. Since launch, Microsoft have been adding features to their most popular communications app, making it seamless to share documents, manage calendars, and communicate instantly.

With a little configuration and a license add-on - Microsoft Teams can also become your telephone system of choice, with the ability to make internal and external calls. So far, multiple Mason Infotech clients have moved to softphone only configurations once they have integrated Teams into their communications package, making working from anywhere completely seamless.

Secure Backups with Microsoft 365

Many of our clients have distributed workforces, meaning it can be difficult to secure all colleague data in one place. Microsoft 365 backup manager is specifically designed for distributed workforces and enables organisations to restore, recover, or isolate all files instantaneously.

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Cybersecurity in Microsoft 365

With Mason Infotech's Microsoft 365 consultancy services, you can strengthen your defenses and safeguard sensitive business data with Microsoft 365. Leveraging the advanced security features of Microsoft 365, including multi-factor authentication, data encryption, and threat intelligence, we mitigate risks and protect your business from cyber attacks. Our proactive approach to cybersecurity empowers you to stay ahead of potential threats and maintain peace of mind.

Saving Money through Strategic Improvements

At Mason Infotech, we understand the importance of maximising your IT investments while minimising costs. Through our quarterly account reviews, we go beyond basic support to provide valuable insights and recommendations for optimising your Microsoft 365 infrastructure. Whether it's identifying unused licenses, streamlining workflows, or implementing cost-effective solutions, we help you achieve significant savings without compromising performance or security.

Comprehensive Managed IT Services for Small Businesses

As a trusted IT service provider, we offer a comprehensive suite of managed IT services designed to support small businesses every step of the way. From outsourced IT support services to Microsoft 365 consulting services, we've got you covered. Our dedicated team acts as an extension of your business, providing proactive monitoring, rapid response times, and strategic guidance to keep your IT environment running smoothly and securely. With Mason Infotech by your side, you can focus on growing your business while we take care of the rest.

Microsoft 365 Pricing for Businesses

One of the first questions that arise when considering Microsoft 365 is, "What is the cost for business?" Our Microsoft 365 pricing structure is designed to be flexible, catering to various business sizes and needs. This means small business Microsoft 365 plans are just as accessible as enterprise-level options. The pricing model is typically subscription-based, making it easy for businesses to predict and control their IT expenditure.

We offer offers different Microsoft plans tailored to specific business requirements. The most popular plan is Microsoft Office Business Standard, which includes essential applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, along with cloud-based services. Your IT support team can help you choose the right plan for your business, ensuring you get the most value out of your investment. With Microsoft 365, you can choose between monthly or annual subscriptions, allowing you to align your budget with your business's financial goals. Your IT support can help you analyze your needs and recommend the subscription model that suits your situation. The cost of implementing Microsoft 365 services for your business depends on several factors. These include the number of users, the specific plan you choose, and the level of support you require. While it may seem like an additional expense, it's crucial to recognize that Microsoft 365 is an investment in streamlining your operations and enhancing productivity.

Your IT support team plays a pivotal role in managing costs by ensuring efficient deployment and offering ongoing support. They can assist in optimising your Microsoft 365 setup, helping your business make the most out of your investment.

Empower Your Business with Mason Infotech

Whether you're a startup, a growing SME, or an established enterprise, Mason Infotech is here to elevate your business to new heights. With our Microsoft 365 management services, you can harness the full potential of Microsoft's powerful productivity suite while fortifying your cybersecurity posture and driving cost savings. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your business goals with tailored IT support for small businesses.

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