- Posted by Sejal
- On February 8, 2017
Can migrating to the cloud improve the way your business does business?
Using Office 365 in your organization allows you to harness the power of the cloud to improve efficiencies in all aspects of your business. But before you convince executives to start planning a change management and rollout strategy, you should be absolutely certain that Office 365 is right for you and have an idea of which services you’ll buy into.
Office 365 Subscription Levels
Microsoft offers a number of subscription levels depending on the number of users that your organization needs. Office 365 subscriptions are classified as either business or enterprise. There are 3 business and 3 enterprise level subscriptions to ensure an experience (and cost) that’s customized to your needs. The difference between business and enterprise subscriptions relates to the total number of supported users. Business subscriptions offer the ability to have up to 300 users, while enterprise subscriptions allow an unlimited number of users.
Top Reasons to Choose Office 365 for Your Business
1. No worries about server maintenance
Maintaining servers is becoming increasingly expensive. With Office 365 all of your data will reside in the cloud, integrating with your on-premises servers if necessary. Companies are able to save on maintenance costs and ensure that their data is always secure thanks to Microsoft’s Office 365 Trust Center.
2. The solution grows with your business
With Office 365 you only pay for what you use. This allows you to scale your storage and organizational needs as your business grows. With a large amount of storage space per user on OneDrive for Business (1TB each), your employees will never run out of cloud storage ever again.
3. Work from anywhere
Being based in the Cloud allows you and your colleagues the ability to work from anywhere. No longer are employees confined to their desks in order to be productive. Workers can easily work from their mobile phones, tablets and laptops from anywhere.
4. Work online with Office web apps
If you’re not able to access your Office applications from your physical machine you can simply fire up any supported browser and access Office web apps from any device with an internet connection.
5. New features and bug fixes
In the traditional software marketplace you often have to wait months if not years for updates to your favorite software programs. With Office 365 new features are rolled out continuously and bug fixes are pushed out as soon as they’re deemed production ready.
6. Data loss protection
Likely the most important aspect of migrating to Office 365 is the data protection and backup that ensures you’ll never lose the critical data that you use each and every day.
Challenges When Migrating to Office 365
After deciding to migrate to Office 365 the migration process can create a variety of challenges. Many of the challenges have to do with personnel not wanting to migrate to a new solution, even if that solution is much better than current offerings.
It’s important during the migration process to work with employees to identify concerns and show them how Office 365, while different than their current environment, offers a variety of improvements that will make them and the company much more efficient. To learn more about is Office 365 the right tool for your business, give us a call at +230 433 7629