Office 365 Migrations
Whether you have an existing cloud system, an entirely on premise IT infrastructure, or no infrastructure at all, we are experienced at successfully and painlessly transitioning businesses to a flexible Office 365 environment.
See some of the benefits for yourself, click the button on the right to download our Office 365 Infographic!
What is Office 365?
Office 365 is a cloud based, software as a service (SaaS) solution. Office 365 gives you access to the Microsoft Office applications you are familiar with from any location, on any device with an internet connection.
What are the benefits of migrating to Office 365?
Office 365 offers multiple benefits for your organisation such as:
- Reduced costs.
- Increased productivity.
- Facilitating/improving remote working, communication and collaboration.
- Reduced maintenance of IT equipment and software.
- Reduced risk.
When VIVO BAREFOOT became our client in 2013, they needed a secure way to work remotely and securely. We recommended they migrate to a secure Office 365 environment. Watch the Microsoft case study below!
Work from anywhere, don’t let your location hamper you
With Office 365, you can work from anywhere, on any device with an internet connection – as all of your documents will be saved to ‘One Drive’, your company’s storage drive in Microsoft’s cloud.
You get several software installs per user, so you can install the full Office suite on several PCs – your office desktop, your home PC, and a couple of laptops and notebooks for example. All of your files are saved in the cloud, so you can access and edit them on any of these devices when you have an internet connection.
You’re not just restricted to devices on which you have installed Office programs either. Office 365 does not limit you to any particular device in order to access your files. If you find yourself without access to one of these, you can still access and edit your files via Microsoft’s Online Web App versions of the Office Suite. You can even access all of these on your tablet or smart phone, be it Apple, Android or Windows. No need to mess around with a remote desktop client to access your files.
You don’t need to have Outlook installed and configured in order to access your emails. You can access these via a web app too, or on your smart phone or tablet. All of your mailboxes, contacts, tasks, calendars and read/unread statuses are synced across all devices, so no getting your wires crossed!
Benefit from Reduced IT Costs and Easier Management
With Office 365, you pay a fixed monthly fee per user, which is small, predictable and manageable. To set up a comparable solution yourself would involve large upfront costs for equipment and labour, plus ongoing costs for maintenance.
Your monthly fee also includes use of the Microsoft’s Office applications that your staff are familiar with and have used for years. Instead of purchasing the software for each member of staff, your monthly fee that you pay per user, allows you to effectively “rent” the software. This also reduces large up-front costs, and is a much more manageable way of paying.
You will not have to worry about software updates and patches, all applications are automatically updated and patched in the background.
Improve your Organisation’s Collaboration and Communication
Office 365 comes with Microsoft Lync, which you can also access from multiple devices, – enabling instant messaging between members of your organisation, voice calls and video conferencing. Lync pulls availability status for each contact from their calendar, so people won’t bother trying to message you when you’re in a meeting.
You’ll also get access to SharePoint, an online file storage and sharing service for your organisation. You can easily save files to SharePoint and open them from there, straight from Word, Excel or another Office program. You can choose which files are shared with which contacts in your organisation. The contacts with access to the shared documents can then collaborate on these. As with the rest of the Office 365 package, SharePoint can be hosted in the cloud in Microsoft’s data centres, so there’s no expensive servers to buy, and you don’t have the hassle of them needing to be set up and maintained.
Minimise or work with your on premise hardware
Office 365 is a cloud based solution, so you don’t need to have an Exchange server for emails or a file server for files. If you already have hardware, Office 365 is customisable to function as a hybrid of cloud and on premise solutions.
If you wish, you can enjoy all of the features of Office 365 without needing any on premise infrastructure.
Security, compliance and privacy you can trust
Like Netstar, Microsoft are an ISO 27001 certified company and utilise secure data centres for your files – so you know the security of your data is of paramount importance.
Microsoft guarantee 99.9% uptime of their services, so you can be safe in the knowledge that your productivity won’t suffer as a result of downtime.
Office 365 can dramatically improve productivity with its powerful collaboration capabilities, and its accessibility and versatility. Even if you do experience some downtime, you can continue working – editing files, viewing contacts and calendars, and composing emails.
Office 365 – The Smart IT Spend
- Improve collaboration, flexibility and productivity for your organisation.
- Office 365 virtually eliminates any upfront costs, so you don’t have to worry about purchasing hardware and and software licenses.
- Office 365 utilises and improves the Microsoft applications that your staff are familiar with. No learning curve, no disruption.
Benefit from enterprise grade IT at a fraction of what it would cost to run it yourself. Contact Netstar today to get started on Office 365.
Netstar are Microsoft Gold Partners and Small Business Specialists, so we have the expertise you need to migrate you to an Office 365 environment!
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