As a Microsoft silver cloud partner we are well placed to advise and implement Office 365 solutions, where these prove to be the best option for our clients.
For larger requirements, we can then compare the costs and benefits of a traditional in-house server solution, with a remotely hosted server or managed service. The most appropriate solution will vary according to the needs of each individual organisation, often resulting in a mix between server, email, backup and software applications being hosted remotely and in-house.
This can allow a smaller business to have their own Microsoft Exchange solution, with shared calendars, mailboxes and out of office messages for minimal outlay, rolled into an attractive low monthly solution cost. A hosted Exchange server also improves email reliability and provides enterprise level email protection, at a very attractive price point for smaller businesses.
Microsoft OneDrive For Business can also be added, providing an effective file sharing solution; especially where data access is required from multiple locations and where restricted access is needed for certain users. Lync also opens up new conferencing possibilities.
A Microsoft Office subscription can then be included with Office 365, allowing up to five installations per user, with an automatic upgrade to a latest version. This can be particularly beneficial where there is a need to keep up with the latest software versions, spread the cost of Microsoft Office software, or where several licenses are required for each user.
As is often the case, the various cloud options and implementation can be quite confusing and so please call 0345 207 2921 for a free consultation, without obligation, including a copy of our cloud solutions advantages and disadvantages for small businesses overview.
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