The Clean Bean Keeps its Head in the Cloud with Microsoft 365

We’re equal opportunity cloud computists, so we decided to showcase a happy Microsoft 365 customer as a follow-up to our Google Apps blog. The professionals at Microsoft 365 assume a different approach to advertising their clients, emphasizing their focus on servicing small and mid-size businesses: “Small and midsize businesses are the heartbeat of the global economy, employing half the world’s workers,” reads a video description on the Microsoft Office 365: Video Gallery site.

In a video interview, David Magnus, owner of the Bristol-based and family-run Clean Bean launderette, brews some espresso while talking about how he came to use Microsoft Office 365 – “When you start out a small business, it’s difficult to appreciate how many things you didn’t think of,” explains Magnus, “then, Office 365 came along, and I just jumped onto that as soon as I could.” The Clean Bean was born from the family’s collective exhaustion with the mind-numbing boredom of sitting in a launderette, counting down the minutes until it was time for the next load.

Now, the Bean is a full-service launderette that has a TV (“so you don’t miss your soaps”), coffee bar, garden, lockers, free Wi-Fi, books, board games, toys for the kids and even complimentary jelly beans. With that level of service “with a smile,” the Magnus family needed a reliable solution to managing IT. “It’s simple and it’s convenient; I know it’s Microsoft, I know it’s going to be wherever I need it to be, [and] that’s all I need to know.”

And it’s as simple as that. Microsoft Office 365 aims to provide small and mid-size businesses with the same tried and true solutions used by people who work for the world’s biggest companies. If you’re thinking about making the switch to the cloud, speak to one of the professionals at Blue Interactive Agency today. We work with a variety of cloud-deploying services, and offer a wide range of other services to help build your brand online, including website project management, search engine optimization, social media marketing and more.