The pace of technical change during this decade has increased exponentially, bringing many new tools to business. As business people we are no longer chained to a desk or a desktop computer. We can do business anywhere now. However, for small businesses, this brave new world is filled with logistical and security pitfalls. Dealing with security in the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workplace and battling hackers often requires the resources of full time IT staff. And sharing calendars and files with your team often either requires a dedicated server or a cost-prohibitive 3rd party service. 

All that changes with Office 365 from Go Daddy. You may know Go Daddy as the place where you buy domain names. They have done that service quite well for many years, but their services have expanded. They can provide you with business email, shared calendars, video conferencing, MS Office suite and cloud storage, all for a low monthly price. The price is based on the number of users, so you are never paying for more than you need. Everything your employees create, from an email to a Power Point presentation can be accessed from desktop computers, tablets or smart phones. Here are some examples of what you can do with Office 365:

  • Have professional looking email addresses in the form of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Create and share documents and spreadsheets 
  • Build and display PowerPoint presentations 
  • Have a shared office calendar for meetings and appointments 
  • Securely store up to 1 Terabyte (1000 gigabytes) of important files in the cloud 
  • Share files with customers Sync all your data between all your devices 
  • Hold unlimited meetings with HD quality video conferencing

The service comes with online versions of the MS Office Suite. If you choose the Business Premium level of service, it comes with “Office Mobile” apps for Android, IPhone and Windows phone, as well as Office Desktop for 5 computers. They provide tools to migrate your data from existing storage platforms and email programs like Outlook or Thunderbird. Office 365 will take the strain off your IT staff, for they will no longer spend time managing and maintaining all these common business tools in-house. If you are an owner of a very small business, you may not even have an IT staff. Let the Go Daddy team become your IT staff. You may also rely on Go Daddy’s impressive technical resources and staff. They provide 24/7/365 tech support for all your users and have top of the line network security and virus and spam protection. The only question is “What will you do with all that money you saved in your IT budget?” Maybe now is the time to upgrade your company's desktops, laptops and smart phones. Check the Groupon Coupons website for great deals from Go Daddy to save even more money. You will find that your small business transition to the cloud, using Office 365, will not only be easy, but will save you tons of cash."