Migration of IT and data storage systems to the cloud has been increasing across the Polk County and Hillsborough County business communities. More businesses are demanding the advantages that cloud solutions deliver. Cloud-based platforms offer today’s businesses faster functioning, more accessible, more secure, less expensive overall and by far more seamlessly scalable business technology than on-premises systems.
What is Microsoft Office 365?
Microsoft Office 365 is the hosted, cloud-based version of the on-premises installed version of the Microsoft Office suite of applications. The online version includes Office, Exchange Online, Lync Online, SharePoint Online, and an array of other applications options.
Office 365 is a game-changer for business office operations. With Office 365 online, new communication and collaboration options are opened up to users who need to be able to remotely access and work in files and send and receive emails and use other work tools. The applications you know and depend upon, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and additional applications and tools all function as usual. The difference is that they’re accessible from any location with internet access, allowing your staff freedom and flexibility to work anywhere and from a variety of devices.
Because the platform is cloud-based, there is minimal hard-wired IT equipment on-premises, which means reduced overall IT management and maintenance costs. IT maintenance tasks like installing patches and work on IT systems infrastructure are eliminated.
Your IT administrator can access your Office 365 platform and applications from your company’s web-based portal to set up accounts for new users, set permissions, monitor the status of Office 365 tools and services and many other tasks, all managed online for your business.
Features and Benefits of Microsoft Office 365
Features of your Office 365 system will be based on the subscription plan you select. Programs range from limited features sufficient for home use, to full-scope enterprise systems and the many levels of feature choices between the most minimalist and the most comprehensive options. Here are some of the popular 365 features:
What is the difference between Office 365 and Office 2016?
The Microsoft Office 2016 suite of software applications includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote in the basic Home and Student version. The selections of upgraded packages for business office users include additional programs like Outlook, Access and Publisher.
The Office 365 cloud-based platform is a subscription service. Some plans are functionally the same for end users as their Office 2016 software suites. The significant differences in Office 365 are that users can access their applications and files and work from anywhere with an internet connection, and instead of buying their software license, they pay a monthly or annual subscription fee. Office 365 also offers a large variety of additional optional software applications for Microsoft Office users and administrators.
Other Office 365 plans are designed for IT department use, featuring applications for server-side users, like SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange tools for user accounts administration, monitoring, tracking, reporting and other platform management tools.
Managing Microsoft Office 365 Migrations
Migration to Microsoft Office 365 can be performed from Google’s G Suite, on-premises Microsoft Exchange or other platforms. Alltek’s Office 365 Consulting and Support specialists will walk your business smoothly through the phases of the migration process.
Our streamlined but thorough approach will effectively transition your business systems through the process. We complete the migration phases within the briefest timeframe feasible so that you and your team can start experiencing the powerful operational advantages offered by state-of-the-art business solutions in Office 365 as soon as possible. We will provide you with:
Outsourcing Migration to Microsoft Office 365
There are significant benefits of outsourcing execution of the Office 365 migration process to Alltek specialists, and in maintaining ongoing remote IT management of your new cloud-based system.
Alltek experts will streamline the multi-phase migration process.
We use industry best practices to manage all parts of the process, so you and your team can carry on your regular activities with confidence that there will be no costly disruptions.
Then, we help you and your staff fully understand how to get the most from your new cloud solution.
And, we adhere to your budget for the project.
Alltek Services, Lakeland FL, Microsoft Partner in Polk County
If you would like more information about Microsoft Office 365 migration for Polk County businesses, contact Alltek Services at (863) 709-0709 or email us at info@AlltekServices.com.