Office 365 Migration, what are the benefits?
At Select Technology we are often asked by clients: What are the real benefits of moving to Office 365?
Clients with on-premise email servers (such as Microsoft Exchange server) who have invested in hardware and software licensing to host the email in their data centre often struggle to see benefit of moving away from something they have already paid for and used without any issues!
It’s easy to overlook the overheads of managing and hosting Exchange on-premise. These include hardware running costs like power, cooling, warranties, backups, and maintenance.
Office 365 Migration: Is Your Data Safe?
Many IT teams who maintain their email server online are responsible for ongoing management, maintenance, and up-time.
The time spent here often forces IT teams to avoid taking on other IT projects just in order to keep the business email system up and running. You not only have to consider the cost of running email smoothly; you also need to consider disaster recovery costs.
So how exactly does Office 365 address the above concerns?
Is your data safe?
What exactly are the real benefits of moving to Office 365?
Up-to-Date Email System on Resilient Hardware
Moving to Office 365 removes the need for you to invest in the hardware and software to maintain an email system.
Moreover, you don’t need to worry about patch management of your environment because Microsoft takes care of that as part of your subscription.
Microsoft guarantees 99.9% up-time. Office 365 provides very flexible scalability without having to worry about resource capacity if you are hosting the email on premise.
Seamless Integration With Your Existing Software
Customers are often worried that moving to office 365 will change the way users currently use their PCs.
Office 365 provides seamless integrations with existing Microsoft products like Outlook, Word, Excel etc. In fact, Office 365 enhances their experience by providing Office web apps which can be used on the go.
Basically, the end user experience remains the same with little disruption if any!
Office On the Go
An Office 365 migration enables you to have a truly mobile experience.
You can access your email anywhere and at any time. Using Office Web Apps and One Drive enables users to access and work on their files on the move.
Skype for Business enables customers work closely with teams even if they are out of the office.
Most Office 365 subscriptions let you download the latest copy of the Office on up to five devices, including smartphones and tablets.
Collaboration and Communication With Your Partners
Many businesses these days need to share information with their partners and other companies.
Office 365 lets you create and share information and files using password-protected portals. It provides you with a single place for document management regardless of how many people are working on them.
Data security is top of everyone’s list of priorities.
Security is a top priority in Microsoft data centres. Office 365 provides built-in Spam filters which scan your email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Microsoft not only provides data security but also physical security, as their data centres are certified to meet multiple industry standards.
As you can see, there are many benefits for moving to Office 365. It couldn’t be simpler to implement, with our help you could be up and running in no time at all.
This post was written by our IT Project Consultant, Mantej Yadav. If you want to know more about Office 365 then drop us a line today.