Reduce your IT Cost with Office 365
Office 365 is Microsoft's answer to cloud computing. The Office 365 productivity suite offers tools so small, medium and large business can access email, documents, contacts and calendars anywhere anytime. It is NOT a new version of Microsoft Office. It is Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Lync running via the cloud and Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus to install on your computers.
Business owners will be able to deploy the latest office software to desktops or online via the cloud. Like all cloud solutions Office 365 is a full browser based solution that incorporates webmail, document management and collaboration solutions. For professionals and small businesses in the UK the Plan P costs £4 per user/per month subscription which allows you and up to 25 employees access your email, important documents, contacts, and calendar from virtually anywhere on almost any device.
Whether Microsoft can take on Google Apps depends on cost, usability and of course security. The race is on to be the leading online cloud provider so who looks set to come out on top? Well both are guaranteed to be with us for the foreseeable future so really time will tell. But looking at the facts this is what I have come up with.
Steps taken for Trial Office 365:
First, look at your business, it is essential to know the laws and guidelines regarding the storage of the type of information that is created with your business. Office 365 has computers that run across the entire world that allow the fault tolerance that is needed to provide the service level that is provided.
Second, initiate experiment with Office 365. Go out and get a trial and find an Office 365 partner to help you get set up to learn about how Office 365 can help. Lync is the best computer communication software out there. Guarantee that if you move everyone to Lync Online you will be a believer in Office 365. Once set up, work for 90 days, yes Microsoft will provide you 90 Days of Trial Office 365. You will see a reduction in IT costs and employee advantage will go up.
Third, Do your next project on Office 365, Get your trial, Set up SharePoint Online, set up a workspace, and add the users and allow them to cooperate on SharePoint online to do their next 3 month project. They can connect with data sets, store documents, produce charts and graphs that will help show progress.
Forth, you can talk to us, an Authorized Office 365 Partner. Microsoft Office 365 can let you run your business smoothly. As a Microsoft Partner I am willing to help any company or business endeavour.