2020/10/20 Microsoft Cloud Solutions 757 visit(s)
If you still haven’t adopted any of the widely available cloud solutions for your business, you’re certainly facing a big dilemma, especially in the middle of a pandemic that has no end in sight. Today’s blog aims to shed light on the challenges that the cloud can efficiently solve for each and every business that has not yet made the move.
Before cloud-based solutions, you had to contend with different employees having different types of hardware and software programs with which to create, view, and modify projects. Ensuring everyone was on the same page meant your business had to bear the brunt of the hardware and software investment. This translates into an exponential waste of time, money and effort trying to get everything aligned to both individual and organizational needs.
No cloud storage solution means storing everything locally. That means your information is only as secure as your ability to guard against physical damage, hardware failure or cyber-attacks yourself. Big companies like Microsoft offer a more secure safeguard.
Going without a cloud contract means less flexibility in how you get work done. Everything has to be done from an office instead of anywhere. That means if a key person is out sick or due to vacation, important discussions can't happen.
None of the above situations should be how companies work in the 21st Century. That's especially true in the middle of a pandemic that has no end in sight. So, you know why you should be invested in the cloud, but here's why you should specifically consider Microsoft.
Microsoft cloud solutions, especially Microsoft 365 Business, give each user within your organization direct access to a shared folder in addition to their own. They can log in from the office or home or at the supermarket, whenever and wherever they are needed.
Cloud services have been a godsend for companies struck by the pandemic. Some rather large companies have made the permanent switch. As family obligations such as homeschooling bleed over into normal work hours, Microsoft's dependable storage solution is a great tool to have.
Microsoft services back up every file so that a computer crash on the end-user's end won't necessarily mean lost work. The frequent updating means progress continues even as the occasional technology bump in the road comes up over the horizon.
Microsoft gives members of your organization the ability to share sensitive documents regardless of size. Uploading a 5GB video to an email would never work, but you can upload that same video to a OneDrive folder, create a link, and share it with whoever needs it in seconds.
Beyond sharing, Microsoft also gives you the ability to collaborate with others in real-time. Businesses can use Microsoft Teams, Planner, Stream, To-Do, as well as Word, Excel, and other programs to get work done faster, more efficiently, more smoothly and more securely. You can also make changes to documents simultaneously and have them saved instantly. This ensures that everyone is on the same page literally and figuratively.
Working offline is another piece of flexibility that Microsoft provides. If one syncs their OneDrive app before going offline, for example, then they can pull up whatever document they need to read or edit later.
Offline access is key to being able to take work home with you and continue polishing big projects even if your Internet access is to be somewhat limited, spotty, or nonexistent. Without the cloud, you would need to port over documents to a flash drive and hope you don't lose or misplace it.
Ctelecoms is a Gold Partner to the GIANT tech company, Microsoft. This means cybersecurity is a top priority. Entrusting your organization's platform to us means that you have our full support against malicious attacks or user errors.
Building your own team to take care of those issues means a greater investment of time and money into the areas that are not your core competency. You will likely need some outside help to keep IT running smoothly, but you'll be better served by outsourcing those needs to Ctelecoms.
Last but not least, working with Microsoft is a great way to stay on top of things like item deletions, calendar appointments, and advance reminders. Once you set up your notifications how you like them, you never have to worry about missing a meeting or project deadline ever again.
Additionally, it gives you the opportunity to make notes and comments to users about upcoming events. This allows for a more efficient use of everyone's time.
Finally, the time and money savings you can accomplish by migrating to Microsoft 365 Business are second to none. Get in touch with us to see how we can help you save hundreds – if not thousands of dollars – a year.