Why the Cloud?
Microsoft Office 365 is generating quite a buzz from both small and large businesses these days. Recent trends have seen organisations become increasingly comfortable with the idea of using the services of the cloud-based platform to drive business productivity at a flexible, calculable cost.
Around 80% of Fortune 500 companies have already taken their business data to Office 365 and now start-ups and medium-sized organisations are following this trend. Smaller organisations have begun to implement Microsoft’s productivity suite into their everyday operations and utilise the set of tools to meet their specific, constantly changing business needs. Let’s see why….
The world's foremost applications and services
As well as avoiding expensive in-house IT costs, physical server maintenance and current software, Microsoft also offers flexible payments. This provides the options of paying month or annually via a subscriptions service or on a pay-as-you-go basis. You only have to pay for exactly what each of your users require.
This move necessitates a change in billing with a big benefit to your bottom line. In other words your business no longer pays capital expenditures (CapEx) for in-house IT, but instead, pays operating expenditures (OpEx) meaning you have minimal upfront costs and lower ongoing costs. Why is this shift from CapEx to Opex better for your organization? It provides you with minimal upfront costs and lower ongoing cost.
Do not worry about servers and maintenance
Office 365 works on the cloud and has the flexibility of integrating with your company’s on-premise solutions. Using the cloud has some many advantages, particularly in terms of saving on the cost associated with maintenance with your local servers. The Office 365 Trust Center means you know your data will be in safe hands.
It will grow as your business does
Office 365 works on a system of you pay for what you use. As your organisation grows you simply just pay for the additional services and data storage you need. You will never have to worry about buying new hard drives for storage space ever again.
Work on any Device Anywhere
As Office 365 is cloud based, you and your colleagues never need to be chained to your office desk to access company data. You can work from mobiles, tablets and laptops on the go which allows you to increase productivity. And best of all it is all backed up by comprehensive security measures.
Office 365 allows you to choose which apps you want. Microsoft has a lot of amazing apps which are released regularly from the windows store. Often, they are free. You can choose to download them to your PC or leave them in the cloud on your Office 365 home screen for easy access from one place.
With all this to offer in a highly efficient collaboration solution for your business doesn’t it make sense to move to office 365?