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Why Should My Organization Migrate to Microsoft Office 365?

While there's no shortage of ways businesses of all sizes and types can benefit from migrating to Microsoft Office 365, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind when you start to seriously consider making the switch.

Migrating to Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 has been wildly popular since it first hit the market and currently has over 180 Million active users worldwide. Constantly evolving, this cloud-based productivity suite brings something exciting and innovative to the table for everyone. Do you want to improve your employee’s productivity and efficiency? Need a good solution for data security? What about easy, anywhere access to your files? Want to save money? Microsoft Office 355 has been designed with all these reasons in mind to make.

While there’s no shortage of ways businesses of all sizes and types can benefit from migrating to Microsoft Office 365, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when you start to seriously consider making the switch.

Here are the top reasons organizations in the D.C. area are migrating to Office 365.

1. Using Microsoft Office 365 can increase your staff’s productivity and efficiency.

You’ll have access to your documents from a variety of devices including your Windows PCs, Macs, iOS and Android devices. Why is it important? Because with more employees now bringing their own computing devices to work, you need one software suite that they can all use.

With access to your files from anywhere you have a computer device and an internet connection, you and your employees can work when they’re at home, traveling or taking a break in the local coffee shop. You’ll have fast and easy access to your work when you need it.

With its collaboration and sharing features, your users can make changes to documents and spreadsheets in real-time. Changes can be tracked easily, and you’ll always be working on the latest version; no more emailing documents back and forth. Everyone will “be on the same page.”

2. The cost for Microsoft Office 365 is predictable and scalable.

Office 365 is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution meaning that you only pay for the number of employees who will use it. With the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) pricing model you can adjust the number of licensing monthly, allowing to surge up and down as your business changes. At C3 Integrated Solutions we have clients that are solopreneurs as well as over 1000 employees. Regardless of your size, Office 365 can power your business.

3. There are a variety of plans to choose from.

Office 365 features an array of plans, so you don’t need to compromise and settle on just one option for the entire company. The Business licenses (Essentials, Premium) offer scalable solutions for small businesses while the Enterprise Plans (F1, E3, E3, E5) offer increasing levels of sophistication for larger organizations. This scalability allows you to pick the right level of service for your needs.

4. Security customized to your level of risk

Office 365 is a platform is built with industry-leading security features including encryption as rest in transit. This is reflected in more compliance certifications worldwide than any other productivity platform. Building upon this platform, Office 365 offers additional features like Advanced Threat Protection, multi-factor authentication and data loss prevention giving you the power to further secure your environment.

Beyond Office 365, the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite offers enhanced identity management through conditional access, device management through Itune, and digital rights management at the file level with Azure Information Protection. These advanced features allow you to consolidate security on the Microsoft platform and deploy services based on your risk profile.

5. You’ll always be connected to your team.

Stay in contact through instant messaging, voice and video calls and even collaborate through screen sharing with Microsoft Teams. The center of the modern workplace, Teams offers a truly unified communications experience. Teams also acts as a hub for collaboration with shared workspaces to chat, store files, and take notes.

6. You’ll always receive automatic upgrades.

You never have to pay to upgrade Office 365. Clod-based SaaS solutions like Office 365 update services with security patches and new features almost constantly, and all are available as part of your subscription.

On the desktop or mobile device, updates to applications like Outlook, SharePoint, and Teams are “pushed” to the user ensuring that their devices are always up to date.

7. You’ll receive the support you need.

Using Office 365 isn’t difficult, however migrating your data to it can be. If you purchase Microsoft Office 365 through C3 Integrated Solutions, you’ll have a trusted partner that can provide migration and customization services, as well as ongoing support. We can help with migration planning, execution and follow up to ensure everything is working correctly.

Ready To Migrate Your Data To Office 365?

C3 Integrated Solutions provides services for all your Office 365 needs, allowing you to focus on your business goals. You can learn more about all that Office 365 has to offer here. Get in touch with our team at (571) 384-7950 or info@c3isit.com today.

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