Exchange online plans 1 & 2 both come with a fairly sound spam and malware filter that can be modified by the user where required. But with the increasing number of hackers and their increasing knowledge of IT Infrastructure, some users require more advanced protection. With this in mind, Microsoft have released Advanced Threat Protection. This will be available on the August price list so can be bought through Open from August 1st! Customers buying direct from Microsoft can buy now through their existing portal! ..
An Office 365 Opportunity – Public Website For An SME
Recent information published by Silicon Republic states that:
Some 73pc of Irish SMEs without a website worry they are losing potential business and are aware their competitors are already online … More than half of those SMEs said the reason they don’t have a website is because they lack the time, funds or knowledge to get one up and running …
I’m no business guru but that smells like an opportunity to me. If only there was some unified messaging, collaboration, and online presence solution that could connect small/medium businesses with partners and customers. Oh …
Earlier this year we ran a series of Office 365 education events with MVP presenter, Kerstin Rachfahl. Kerstin’s core customer base is the small/medium enterprise in Germany, who has similar challenges and opportunities as similar companies in Ireland. Kerstin stressed the importance for partners to find opportunities to:
- Provide customization services
- Differentiate from the competition
Are you implementing Office 365? If so, have you ever asked if your customer has a website? If they didn’t have a site, did you offer to build them even a simple brochure site using the public website feature of Office 365? Even a simple site can be optimized for search engines, and that will:
- Give you an additional installation opportunity
- Make the customer’s company appear in search results, hopefully increasing businessProvide an opportunity to give the customer an on-going service, thus maintaining the customer relationship
- Create a possibility of service differentiation
It doesn’t take much to become a presence online. An SME doesn’t need the next great site; they just need to present the essential information and be listed by the big 2 search engines. This can open up a world of opportunity for the customer and for you.