Moving your email to Office 365 is a great move for business efficiency, and disaster recovery. Microsoft have a 99.9% guaranteed up-time for email services and that’s a financially-backed guarantee. After a disaster, as long as you have internet access and a working computer, you will have access to your company’s email.
However you need to keep in mind that while the Office 365 plans are now great value, you still need to migrate your existing email (and your shared files, if you are going to use SharePoint) to Office 365. Once migrated – that’s it, your email is now on Office 365.
Ciber Solutions understands this isn’t your core business and it’s likely you don’t want to do the migration yourself. Office 365 is a great product but the migration process can get very time consuming if you don’t know what you are doing.
Ciber Solutions have some simple to understand, fixed-price plans to help you get your email to Office 365 and (optionally) upgrading your current Microsoft Office program to the latest version.
What is Office 365
Office 365 is a cloud-based subscription service that brings together the best tools for the way people work today. By combining best-in-class apps like Excel and Outlook with powerful cloud services like One Drive and Microsoft Teams, Office 365 lets anyone create and share anywhere on any device.
People get confused between Office 365 and the Office Suite. Office 365 is a group of products that are mostly based in the cloud (email, SharePoint, Skype for Business); Office is the program you use to create documents with Word, email with Outlook or spreadsheets with Excel. You may currently be using an old version of Office, like 2003, 2007 or 2010.
There are many Office 365 plans – Ciber Solutions is happy to sit with you and get a list of requirements and then advise on the best plan for your business. You can also change plans at any time. Most companies pick the popular Office 365 Business Premium plan, as it includes the full Microsoft Office 2016 desktop suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint, OneNote).
Office 365 Migration
Email & Office
For a fixed-price per user, we migrate your company’s email for each user. For each user’s email, the items that are migrated include: All email and respective email folders, public folders, notes, contacts and calendars.
We will also install Office Desktop to any computers that have an associated Office 365 account and valid Microsoft subscription. Where Microsoft Office already exists, we will upgrade it to the latest version. If your computers are already on the latest version, we will still do the upgrade as this will give you ‘free’ future upgrades to new Office versions, as long as you keep paying the Microsoft subscription cost.
Email Office & Shared Files
In addition to migrating email and upgrading Office to the latest version, Office 365 allows for the migration of your shared files to the cloud using Microsoft Sharepoint technology.
Sharepoint is a web based application that integrates your Intranet, Content Management and Document Management. It can provide intranet portals, document and file management, collaboration, social networks, extranets, websites, enterprise search, and business intelligence. It also has system integration, process integration, and workflow automation capabilities.
If you want to explore the opportunities that Office 365 offers please don’t hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 098693994