Organizations of different sizes are making the shift to cloud technology of Microsoft Office 365. If you are yet to and are wondering what Office 365 is and why it has become so popular, this write-up will provide you with the answer.
Is Microsoft Office 365 a Cloud Technology?
The debate on whether Office 365 is a cloud solution or Software as a Service (SaaS) stills ensues. At Enfrasys Consulting, we love burying our heads in the cloud and presenting to you the best cloud computing solution for your business at any given time.
While the cloud solution or Software as a Service (SaaS) debate is worthwhile, here we concentrate on the Office 365’s features, usability, and benefits as cloud technology.
Microsoft 365 is a combination of the standard Microsoft Office with powerful cloud-based next-generation collaboration and communications services. Basically, many tools have been added to the Office you know to enhance the productivity, mobility, and security of the computing platform. In essence, Office 365 is an IT paradigm where users can quickly and easily access shared pools of resources and high-level services that require minimal management. It, therefore, is a cloud technology at the core but with additional services that would be classified as SaaS.
The powerful services that make up Office 365 include Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Lync Online. These provide an enhanced computing environment with functionalities such as business-class email, teamwork solutions that can be accessed from anywhere, online storage and so on.
Office 365 is now the most common cloud-based software platform used by organizations of all sizes to get more work done. Some people refer to the solution as an office in the cloud, which is true because you can do everything you would do in your physical office but now using less time and money. Microsoft Office 365 frees up time, money, and other valuable resources.
Cloud storage and unlimited access to Office services
One of the features that make Microsoft Office 365 an attractive cloud technology is that all the applications, data, and computing needs are stored and accessed over the internet. You can access all Office web applications from wherever you are even when you are not using your personal device. Besides, the solution gives you 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage, and communications are enabled by Skype for Business.
Besides being simple to use, Microsoft Office 365 as a cloud technology offers you the following benefits:
- Pay-as-you-go pricing options that provide flexibility and predictability for your business
- 99.99% uptime, geo-redundancy, disaster recovery and IT-level phone support
- Seamless integration with on-premise computing endpoints and programs already in use in the day-to-day operations of your organization
- Unlimited access to email, contacts, documents, and calendars on merely any device
- You get the latest version of BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite)
Let Enfrasys Consulting build and deploy for your business a transformative platform in Microsoft Office 365. You can harness so much value from a cloud-based software platform that is backed by Microsoft’s cutting-edge security, financial muscle, and reliability guarantee. Do you need to use Office 365 as an intranet system, move your SharePoint system or web servers to an Office 365 environment, or use the solution for your external applications? Enfrasys Consulting expert help will ensure that you enjoy a smooth transition and that you don’t lose any data or functionality.