Office 365 and The Cloud

“The Cloud”- It’s become ubiquitous, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to understand. Private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud… what does it all mean? And what makes most sense for your business?  There are lots of different solutions, and while the cloud isn’t always the best solution, Microsoft Office 365 is a great place to start and for a very reasonable price.

Why Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 allows you to host your email and Office applications in “the cloud”. You can get rid of the old Microsoft Exchange email server in the closet, and still have access to your email and applications from anywhere in the world. And as Office is updated, you know that you’ll always have the most recent version. Look at it as a capital expense (server and licensing) vs. an operational expense, for which you pay just for your monthly licensing.

Office 365 Migrations

When you do make the decision to migrate from Exchange to Office 365 for email, can your internal IT team handle the job? Possibly.  But is that the best use of their time? Ashton Technology Solutions performs Office 365 migrations on a regular basis, and has the process down to a science.  We can help your internal IT team by acting as a project manager (or a shoulder to lean on), or handle the entire process for you, allowing your team to focus on what they do best.