Making use of the cloud
Microsoft hosts a number of enterprise-level software and services on the cloud – including OneDrive for storage, Exchange Online and Outlook on the web for emailing, Office Online for documentation, SharePoint Online for collaboration, Skype for Business for communication, Yammer for social networking and many more. These applications will suit organizations with a need for effective communication.
Is flexible and scalable
Microsoft offers Office 365 plans that are tailored to the requirements of small, medium and large businesses on a pay-as-you-go model. Businesses can choose a plan that best suits their unique requirements, purchase additional subscriptions as need arises and cancel when no longer required.
Zero initial investments
Cloud based platforms enable businesses to save in investments on hardware, software and supporting human resources task management tools. Whether you are looking to use Office 365 in the short term or the long term, it often works out as being more cost-effective than on-premises installations.
No maintenance worries
Microsoft offer 99.9% uptime (a Service Level Agreement with financial backing) and maintenance of Office 365 servers. Because of this, businesses do not have to worry about disruptions and save on maintenance expenses.
Facility to ‘work anywhere, anytime, on any device’
Being on the cloud, Office 365 can be used from anywhere, at any time and on any device. Its applications can be used from desktops & laptops (Windows and Mac), or mobile devices (Windows, iOS, and Android), making it possible for employees to work from any location. This flexibility may substantially contribute towards increased productivity.
Office 365 is an attractive proposition for a number of reasons. The sheer number of services available, the flexibility and scalability of subscription plans, zero upfront costs, enhanced productivity and the availability of latest Office applications are just some of the benefits – but there are many more. If you’re concerned that migrating to Office365 could be a pain, there are solutions, like LepideMigrator for Exchange, that offer hassle-free and quick migrations to and from any combination of Exchange Server and Office 365.
This article was sponsored by Lepide Software. Lepide Software is the vendor of change auditing and compliance, server migration, IT security and Exchange recovery solutions.