Microsoft Office 365 is a collection of software which consists of popular Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and OneDrive. These software are also available across all devices from your computer to your smartphone (Windows, Mac OS X, and Android) and are updated automatically, keeping you in the loop of the newest features available.
Microsoft Office 365 offers several collaborative programs perfect for every team, company, or group of students or professionals. Whether it’s for sharing files, creating engaging presentations, or arranging work data in one place, each powerful software in the package serves a valuable and specific purpose for every team member involved in any project.
The “cloud” is a general term used to describe the outsourcing of servers, networks, hosting and infrastructure and the old IT joke is that the “cloud” is not real, and it is just someone else’s server. While some organizations have adopted a strong cloud philosophy, that is not necessarily the best approach for all businesses. The vast majority of CTS clients have adopted what we call a “hybrid” cloud strategy, which equates to putting the systems that are best suited in the cloud, but the systems that belong on-premise stay at the office’s server room.
At CTS, we take an agnostic approach when developing a client’s cloud strategy. That strategy could involve Microsoft Azure Cloud Services, Amazon Web Services (AWS) or even our private data center.
Some of the benefits of a cloud strategy are:
- Increased scalability and reliability
- Increased security and data privacy
- Reduction of upfront costs (capital expenditures)
- Decreased infrastructure or service maintenance
- Expanded database capabilities
Reduced Operating Costs
It can be costly to constantly buy data storage equipment and to maintain multiple servers and IT hardware which perform varied and separate functions. Because of this, it’s highly recommended that companies use a unified, virtual system that maintains everything at peak level and cuts off the individual requirements that contribute to a majority of the costs incurred.
Flexibility and Mobility
Cloud-based services not only keeps all your controls in one place, it gives you the freedom to work from virtually anywhere. Business owners have the capability to access their systems anytime and anywhere. And not only can they access it from outside of the physical office, but some systems also allow secure access even without a network connection through any type of device whether it’s a PC, a tablet, or a laptop.
Here at CTS, we prioritize our clients’ security and take it very seriously. Because of this, we would never recommend and install a virtual service we think isn’t stable or can be accessed easily by cybercriminals. We create systems that have the capability of backing up and migrating data safely, no matter the issue. Our systems are also proven to have quick recoveries, unlike traditional systems that call for lengthy, planned downtimes in order to be fixed.
Expanded Use for Existing Systems
Cloud-based solutions can integrate easily with the servers and machines you’ve previously used, eliminating the need for you to adjust and dispose of anything that you think might be outdated or no longer needed for the systems to be installed.
Cloud computing is a practical approach to create efficient workflow systems. It improves the engagement of your employees and customers to your services. It saves you time, effort, and money. If you’re ready to take your company to the next level, cloud computing is the way to go.
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