Cloud Based Services
Cloud services are on the rise, they provide businesses with the ability to save money on I.T. infrastructure and adapt a pay for what you use model as well as securing you company data and applications.
This makes for a popular cost saving model. We have many years of experience in these areas and have migrated many of our customers to Office 365 and other Cloud based services.
Why Should my business use Office 365?
Here are just some of the features that come with Office 365
- Work Anywhere
One of the biggest advantages of Office 365 is the ability to work from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Because it’s entirely cloud-based, you can access your email, files and Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) from any location and from any device.
- Collaborate easily
Using Microsoft Teams in your business allows flexible communication which provides collaboration features of Office 365.
Everyone who needs to contribute to or edit a document (or spreadsheet, presentation etc) can work on the same version and get real-time changes rather than having multiple versions reducing confusion and avoiding combining files with different histories. This means that users can make changes to one file rather than having multiple copies.
You can also share direct access to your files rather than send files through email attachments.
- Subscription Based
Office 365 is a subscription based service, meaning you can pay either monthly or yearly depending on your budget which gives you great control and flexibility from a cash flow perspective. Sweetbyte offer managed Office 365 environment plans as part of our IT Support Contracts.
One of the biggest misconceptions about Cloud based solutions is that it’s not safe. In reality, it isn’t any more or less safe than an on-premise IT solution for your business. There are many security features which are already built-in with Office 365 as well as Sweetbyte’s Managed Cloud Backup Services we provide another level of safety for your critical business data.
- Password Expiration – automatic password expiration allows you to prevent indefinite access if your password is compromised.
- Encrypted email: Involves encrypting, or disguising, the content of email messages in order to protect potentially sensitive information from being read by anyone other than intended recipients.
- Mobile Device Management: Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based service that focuses on mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM). You control how your organization’s devices are used, including mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. If an employee’s phone is lost or stolen, it can be remotely wiped to prevent unauthorised access to your company data.
- Data Loss Prevention: This is a set of policies that checks and prevents sensitive information from leaving your organization via email.
Speak with one of our experts and see how we can help your business. We will guide you if moving to the cloud is the right option for your business or not.