Financial company going to Office 365
I am working with a financial company helping them to move to Office 365. Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud software used primarily for email services, Skype for instant messaging, OneDrive for file storage, as well as a few other applications. An Office 365 can also be licensed with a subscription to Office 2016 for your workstations.
For this organization going to Office 365 will allow them to remove the costly server hardware, software, storage and maintenance required for main supporting an email system in their data center. Their current system also lacked a lot of the features and functionality built into newer email systems, not to mention the integrated instant messaging and online storage.
After meeting to discuss their options it made sense for them to migrate their email to Office 365 and add on the Office 2016 licensing. With these products, they will always be running the latest and greatest applications and not have to deal with the updating, patching, maintaining, upgrading of these servers and their staff does not need training or have to be an expert on any of them. Their IT resources can be freed up to work on other projects and areas of the business.
Office 365 also brings much better availability. With everything running on redundant Microsoft servers, downtime is practically eliminated and email can be accessed from anywhere.
Their desktop Office client has not been updated for several versions. Adding the Office 2016 licenses (called Office 365 ProPlus) to their subscription allows each user to install Office on up to 5 devices. That can be their workstation, home PC, Mac, iPad, etc.
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Office 365 is a great service and a very attractive service for all types of companies. Please contact me if you would like to discuss how your company could benefit by moving to the cloud.