By now we all know a little or a lot about Cloud Computing, most of you are probably sick of hearing the word Cloud thrown about. The reality is that in the last few years Cloud Computing has become a necessity rather than something to think about. Companies across the world have migrated or are thinking about migrating their IT infrastructure to the Cloud in the near future.
Most of our clients are now using Office 365 and generally report an increase in their revenue growth. 50,000 small businesses are starting to use Office 365 every month. Many SMB’s see the move to Office 365 as the first step into the Cloud.
We continually research and test new technologies that are affordable and beneficial for our clients and still see Office 365 as being one of the core solutions that every business should be considering.
Most people are familiar with some of the features O365, like, Yammer, Skype for business, Sway and Dynamics CRM. Here I will be looking at some of the other features that will help to convince you that Office 365 is the way forwards.
Built-in security plus compliance and privacy controls help to keep your data safe.
Additional Security measures include:
Exchange online protection Data loss prevention Azure Rights management Encryption Information Rights management Mobile Device management Multi-layers of physical and virtual security which have been put in place at Microsoft’s datacentres in the UK
No extra costs
With Office 365 being hosted in the Cloud you completely eliminate the need for additional hardware and the maintenance associated with it. No more budgeting for IT infrastructure renewals or IT platform uplifts. With Office 365 you have clear visibility of all ongoing costs and upgrades.
The flexibility of Office 365 means that you do not need to anticipate and pay for additional heads as you are only charged for what you need and use at the time, easily scaling up or down as you need to.
UK Data Centres
The new Microsoft data centres are based in London, Cardiff and Durham. This is great news as now all Office 365 and Azure Data will remain in the UK. These new data centres will mean businesses can meet the regulatory requirements they are held to, and the need for local data residency and replication for business continuity. Read more here.
Access your data and business applications anywhere, anytime on any device, seamlessly work on the road, at home or from the office.
Your team can work closely together using technology such as co-authoring, online meetings and smart attachments.
More Office space
One of the things many of our clients benefit from is the increase in office space. Removing physical servers makes space for meeting space, storage or extra work stations.
As a Microsoft triple Gold Partner Complete I.T. are perfectly placed to give you advice and help when migrating to Office 365. Give us a call today if you are interested in learning more or migrating to Office 365.