Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

HEADLINES

Microsoft merges analytics, security, and voice features in Office 365 E5

Microsoft continues to lure businesses over to its cloud-based productivity suite. At a press conference recently, Microsoft Philippines announced three key enhancements to Office 365 E5, the company’s premium productivity suite for enterprises.

Cian O'Neill, Chief Operating & Chief Marketing Officer for #Microsoft Philippines

Cian O’Neill, Chief Operating & Chief Marketing Officer for Microsoft Philippines

“People can no longer live without cloud access,” says Cian O’Neill, Chief Operating & Chief Marketing Officer for Microsoft Philippines. “The workforce is becoming more mobile, thus, they need constant access to their files. That’s where the cloud plays a huge role.”

Since Office 365 is powered by a cloud infrastructure, users are able to connect to on-premise data sources anytime, anywhere, says O’Neill.

The three features, designed to support the new workplace and digital transformation initiatives of enterprises, are security, analytics, and real-time communication. These features are now merged into a single suite, making it unique from previous Office 365 Suites.

“Office 365 E5 is technically an Office 365 plan that has features that address the analytics, security, and voice communications concerns of enterprises,” says Christian Lim, Office Marketing Business Group Head, Microsoft Philippines.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Collaboration

Yvette Watson, Technology Solutions Professional of Microsoft Philippines, says that for real-time communications, the Office 365 E5 supports Cloud PBX, PSTN Conferencing, Skype Meeting Broadcast and PSTN Calling.

These voice features basically lets users set up and manage online meetings and promote creative discussions. Users also can now join meetings wherever they are, whatever device they prefer – be it a PC, a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone.

Users make outgoing calls to landline numbers and manage incoming calls, among others. “The Office 365 E5 gives enterprises the opportunity to experience a PBX system which are traditionally expensive,” says Watson.

Analytics

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Most enterprise employees use information produced with Excel spreadsheets to make decisions. However, with the amount of data generated by companies today, it’s not easy to make decisions.

Microsoft says that with Office 365 E5’s added features on analytics, managing and analyzing large amounts of data is made simpler. Live dashboards and interactive reports also enables users to visualize data with better speed, efficiency and understating.

Specifically, the new analytics features of Office 365 E5 include End-User Analytics with Power BI and Organizational Analytics with Delve Organizational Analytics.

Security

Data and processes are almost always happening in the cloud,

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

making security a critical factor. By providing more advanced security capabilities, Microsoft may be able to convince security-conscious businesses to buy into Office 365.

The new security features of Office 365 E5 gives companies the capabilities to detect security threats, provide granular controls and let IT administrators track if people in their organization are using unauthorized services.

Specifically, the advance security features include Predictive eDiscovery, Secure Attachments and Safe URLs with Advanced Threat Protection, and Access Control with Customer Lockbox.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Like Us On Facebook

You May Also Like

HEADLINES

Kaspersky has been at the forefront of raising awareness about cybercrimes and empowering individuals and organizations to protect themselves.

HEADLINES

“We remind our customers to carefully inspect URLs before opening them. Criminals often use spellings very close to legitimate domains to deceive customers into...

HEADLINES

For the Philippines, PH-CERT and NADPOP estimate that the country needs 180,000 trained and validated cybersecurity professionals to proactively and effectively protect the country’s...

HEADLINES

Anchored on the PLDT Group’s purpose, mission, vision, and values of creating a happy space and using technology to build and empower bridges of...

White Papers

46% of geo-distributed companies encountered network problems between one and three times per month, while 13% stated they experienced network challenges every week. The...

HEADLINES

“Data is the new oil. Cyber criminals steal personal information to defraud you or use your identity to victimize people close to you. Guard...

White Papers

According to the report, among organizations surveyed, 97% of those hit by ransomware over the past year engaged with law enforcement and/or official government...

HEADLINES

This development marks a major step forward in Globe's long-standing #PlayItRight advocacy to help promote and protect the country’s ₱1.6-trillion creative industry from the...

Advertisement