Are You Considering The Option To Migrate To Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365, rebranded from Office 365, is a fantastic platform that’s been wildly popular since it hit the market. In fact, there are over 180 MILLION active users around the world. But why? What makes it such a great platform? Well, it’s a cloud-based productivity suite that offers a ton of advantages:

  • Anytime, anywhere access to files, contacts, email, and applications
  • Greater collaboration capabilities for remote workers
  • Automatic updates to keep you current
  • Enterprise-grade security measures to keep sensitive data safe

Microsoft 365 can be beneficial for virtually all types and sizes of organizations. Let’s take an in-depth look at why.

What are the benefits of Microsoft 365?

You can stay resilient against disruptions

Microsoft offers a 99.999% uptime guarantee. Plus, the cloud is, by nature, less likely to go down compared to on-premises technology. You will maintain access to all of your data, contacts, email, and applications around-the-clock, even in the event of a major storm, fire, or other disasters.

You can keep your remote workers connected to the office

If you have remote workers as most organizations do nowadays, they can easily stay connected to the office – maintaining the same level of productivity and efficiency as everyone else. They can access what they need from a range of devices, including:

  • Windows
  • Macs
  • iOS
  • Android

As long as they have a device and an internet connection at home, they’re able to collaborate and share information as needed.

You can work together and collaborate in real-time

One of the biggest benefits is the ability to work together and collaborate in real-time. Essentially, employees can make changes to documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in real-time, then those changes can be tracked easily. Everyone is always working on the latest version, which means there’s no need to email work back and forth. Basically, everyone stays on the same page.

You can forget about upfront and unpredictable costs

As a software-as-a-service solution, Microsoft 365 lets you pay for what you need (or the number of employees using it) – and nothing else. You can adjust the number of licenses on a month-to-month basis to keep up with any sort of changes within your business. If you hire someone new, simply add a new license and they’re ready to get started. You’re not locked into anything at any time.

You can sleep easy knowing your data is safe

Microsoft 365 includes built-in security features, such as encryption in transit and at rest. They actually have more compliance certifications worldwide than any other productivity platform. There are various measures to protect your data:

  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Advanced threat protection
  • Data loss prevention
  • And much more

If you need more advanced security features, they’re available through the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite:

  • Enhanced identity management through conditional access
  • Device management through Intune
  • Digital rights management at the file level via Azure Information Protection

You can opt for any communication method you prefer

Microsoft Teams is included in Microsoft 365. It’s essentially a modern chat-based workspace that lets you communicate with one another through a range of methods:

  • Voice calls
  • Video calls
  • Instant messaging
  • Screen sharing

Microsoft Teams also acts as a hub for all of your collaboration. You can store files, take notes, and organize your projects.

You have access to the support you need

Although the platform is easy to use, it’s always helpful to have assistance migrating your data over. Fuelled Networks is here to help. We’ve assisted many organizations with migrating to Microsoft 365. We handle the entire process, then provide ongoing support to make sure everything is working according to plan.

Start your migration now. Contact us or call: (613) 828-1384

 

Ernie Sherman

I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 18th June 2020 by Ernie Sherman.