Learn why moving your email to Office 365 is not only more secure, but more beneficial for your entire organization.

For many years, most organizations were required to run their own email servers in-house. This was just one of the costs of running a business. Running an on-premises email server requires a whole host of safeguards to ensure you have the necessary hardware and software available to ensure your business email works as intended.

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With the proliferation of cloud-based SaaS applications, organizations of all sizes are now able to leverage the benefits of enterprise level email without having to invest in on-premises hardware or software. This is the goal behind cloud-based offerings like Office 365. Along with all the amazing Microsoft Office apps that are bundled with Office 365, you also gain access to enterprise cloud-based email, which is good news for any organizations that find themselves spending significant resources on their internal email servers.

Benefits of using Office 365 for your enterprise email

Below we’ll explain why it makes sense for your organization to move your email to the cloud with Office 365.

Disaster recovery

If your organization hosts its email on-premises, there’s likely been a time where emails have been lost due to a hardware or software failure. This can be extremely frustrating, especially if important information is lost and you don’t have proper disaster recovery processes in place. With a cloud-based email solution like Office 365, all your data is secured and backed up in data centers located around the country. So even if a server hosting your email in the cloud crashes, your data will be protected.

Cost savings

If you sit down and compute the cost of running your own on-premises email server, you’ll realize that you’re probably spending more than you thought. This is in contrast to cloud-based email, which is much less expensive and is typically charged on a per-user basis each month. You’ll never have to worry about purchasing additional hardware or software, and you can add or remove users as you see fit. This allows organizations to scale without having to invest in a significant IT infrastructure.

Improved uptime

Working with a cloud-based email solution like Office 365 will reduce downtime significantly. Microsoft has redundant servers located all across the world, which is simply not feasible for most small to medium-sized organizations.

Remote access to email

Because many of today’s organizations utilize distributed teams, email needs to be accessible from anywhere. Services like Office 365 offer built-in tools that allow you to access your email securely from any device including smartphones and tablets as well as via a web-based interface.

Access to all the major Office 365 applications

Along with your license for cloud-based email, Office 365 also gives you access to all of the most popular Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Skype for Business, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, and many others. This way you’re only paying one license fee, but you’re still able to access all of these applications for no additional cost.

Ready to discuss migrating your email and data to Office 365?

As you can see, there are many advantages to moving your email to Office 365. If you have any additional questions about an Office 365 migration, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today.

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