By Dhruvin Shah
Cloud computing has changed the way of work and overall productivity. Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud-based product which has introduced a change in the way of business can work. We will discuss about the reasons why any organisation should adopt Office 365 instead of adopting outdated legacy platforms.
Decrease Servers and maintenance Cost
Office 365 is a cloud-based solution where there is no need to maintain any physical servers or hardware for an organisation, which can decrease maintenance costs.
Suitable subscription plans
Office 365 offers price flexibility for their services. Organisations can choose different subscription-based plans according to their requirement. The pricing tier for Office 365 is retro fitted to accommodate concise budgets.
Pay as you Go
When any organisation is perhaps in a start-up phase, they may not know where they see themselves in 2 years to 5 years. Office 365 provides a flexibility “you pay for what you get” scenario. When the size of an organisation increases, additional licenses can be purchased to accommodate the business change.
Accessible from any device
The cloud-based solution can be accessible from any of the device such as mobile phones, tablets and desktops. Employee’s work area is not just limited to their desktops, its expanded to their fingertips from where they can access anything.
If your organisation is currently using any “On-Premise” SharePoint environment, then it is very easy to migrate content from older environments to the new Office 365 environment. In the current market there are many tools like Sharegate and Metalogix available to migrate data from “On-Premise” to the cloud-based environment.
Trust of Microsoft
Office 365 is a robust product from Microsoft, a trusted name in the market with a rich history of providing cloud-based services. A business user does not need to have concerns over data and security, with Office 365, Microsoft guarantee 99.9% up-time.
The main advantage for Office 365 cloud-based solution is that updates do not need to be installed manually. All the updates are available automatically when they are released. Microsoft release the updates in such a way that doesn’t affect current work.
Offline version of web applications
Office 365 is a cloud-based solution, where we need internet connectivity every time. Office 365 provide a flexibility to use offline versions of many of their applications like Word, Excel etc. Users can use offline versions, and when the internet connectivity available all the content stored in the cloud.
Office 365 provides the best security to your data. Office 365 manages your deleted data based on their Data Loss Prevention Policy.
Office 365 protects your data or comply with legal or regulatory standards. Users get help of the most recent technologies to safeguard their files to cloud.
Smooth Communication Within and Outside Company
Office 365 provides a flexibility to the users to communicate with their co-workers and third-party users. Outlook Web App (OWA) is the email client included with all Office 365 plans that ensures easy exchange of emails and other files with complete security.
Integration with Office 365 Products
The main attraction of Office 365 is its collaborative nature. We can integrate one Office 365 product with another one. Let’s take an example: We can integrate SharePoint with Power BI, MS Teams with SharePoint, Yammer with SharePoint and lots of other combinations.
Single Sign In for all Office Apps
There is a single sign in option for entire Office 365 suite. End users need to remember single credentials for their all applications like SharePoint, One Drive, Word, Excel, Yammer.
If you are looking for collaboration, flexibility, cross platform support, security and compliance management with zero downtime and cheaper running costs then Cielo Costa can help with our experience architects who can assist with your move to an Office 365 cloud-based solution.