Sometimes sticking with what we know seems like the best option, but making to your business can make your life easier and most importantly, save you money. One such change we recommend to our many clients is to make the switch to Google Apps for Work. Let’s talk about the ease of switching to Google Apps for Work and how it can help your business.

Why should you make the switch when you already have a perfectly good system in place?

Google has everything you can find in the Office suite at a fraction of the cost when compared to Microsoft for business. For most businesses, it can be as cheap as $5 per month per user, which is a huge saving compared to the licencing costs for Microsoft.

Savings are only one of the benefits for business, email, documents, calendars and contacts can also be accessed from any computer, tablet or smart phone. This flexibility makes it very desirable for businesses who are out with clients or have staff who work from home. It’s so easy to use, one remark we often hear from our clients is, “Our staff often ask why we haven’t switched to this system earlier!”.

Another advantage of Google Apps for Work is it can be setup in a matter of hours (unlike Microsoft Exchange, which can take weeks) meaning you can get all the benefits quickly with minial downtime.

Why you should get a professional to do it for you?

As well as recommending this system change, we also recommend that you get a professional in to do it for you.

Making the switch yourself can save you paying for someone to do it, but it can also mean you waste a lot of your own time setting things up as you are unfamiliar with the process. As well as losing your precious time (which is money in any business), doing a spot of DIY on your systems can also lead to other problems. For example, by not setting the security settings properly from the outset can lead to spam and other issues.

We have installed many instances of Google Apps for Work for our clients. So take the stress out of the change and let us help you get your systems updated to a simpler, more flexible way of working.

Contact Stanfield IT today and see how we can become a reliable partner for future IT business needs.