- December 21, 2016
- Posted by: Zara Mansur
- Category: Blog
Most companies in order to keep up with rapid technological changes have realized that moving to the cloud will bring in greater business agility and cost savings. Yet most are unable to make this transition successful. Because many really don’t understand exactly what that the move to cloud means.
Microsoft Office 365 allows your organization the power to move their applications to hosted solutions yet many are unsure whether this is possible even after proven success. This ambiguity is a result of unwarranted myths such as:
Office 365 has an online use only
With applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & OneNote are applications installed on your device thus available even when you are offline.
The shift to cloud would mean losing control over your technology
Moving to cloud means significant reduction in hardware & software maintenance allowing you to spend greater time on improving business operations and launching agile initiatives.
Cloud is an unsafe solution for keeping valuable data
With increasing evidence that on-premises system are inherently more secure than those in the cloud. You can rest safe with the knowledge that Office 365 uses Security Development Lifecycle to ensure top of the line security standards seen across the industry.
Transitioning to cloud means everything needs to shift to cloud
While early cloud supporters proclaimed the cloud as the Silver Bullet, no one really backed transitioning your entire enterprise to the cloud over the weekend. Most implementations start with a hybrid approach, moving a single application, like email, and growing from there.
The business will not have the capacity to handle such a transition
Data can be moved relatively quickly via the use of agile initiatives & calculated data migrations.
Data leakage would be far easier on cloud than when it is on premises
This is a top fear many businesses have about the cloud. Your IT team manages access, sets up rights and restrictions, and provides smartphone access and options. Your company remains the sole owner: You retain the rights, title, and interest in the data stored in Office 365.
Skype & Skype for Business are one and the same
Skype for Business integrates with Office 365, boosting productivity by letting people connect on their terms. Employees can make and receive calls, give presentations, and attend meetings from one application—from anywhere—as long as they have an Internet connection. This is not possible with Skype for home use.
Email becomes relatively complex on cloud
By moving your business email to the cloud, you can rest easy knowing that the experts who created the software are taking care of the tricky maintenance; while your team keeps control of your company’s capabilities and of how your employees use features.
Business applications will suffer due to constant updates required for Office 365
We have ensured that even with regular updates to Office in the cloud; these updates do not impact areas that would impact other software applications. For example, for the past 24 months; monthly releases of Office 365 have not resulted in object model or API changes ensuring your business doesn’t suffer.