Microsoft Office 365 is now widely adopted as the Cloud hosting of choice.  Comprising a suite of options, including email, file storage, the latest copy of Office software, and collaboration utilities such as video conferencing, Office 365 is a cost effective and secure subscription based way to run your IT.

Office 365 also presents an option to entirely replace or compliment your server – depending on what you are running application wise – and for some organisations is suitable to deal with the whole log on process right from turning on your laptop and acting as an authentication source for your user names and passwords.  Office 365 can handle the storing of your files, processing of emails and provision of your Office software.

KCS have longstanding experience in completing migration to the Office 365 file system and email storage, and our case studies encompass organisations with only a few machines, up to multi-site organisations with many computers and many servers.

The Office 365 billing options are usually on a monthly basis, which provides flexibility and scalability, and this means that you can flex the amount of IT resource and software licences easily to match your requirements, staff numbers and projects.

With many Office 365 migrations, the major point overlooked is that you cannot simply “lift and shift” information into the 365 environment.  There is a requirement for data mapping, and value added consultancy to be provided in order to ensure that the outcome does what you expect, and if anything, information is better organised than it was before the move to the 365 system.

If you already use Office 365 we can look after your subscription for you when you move across to KCS for your support needs.

Please get in touch today so we can provide you with a fully costed option for Office 365 migration, and your ongoing support.  We will look in detail at whether this is the right option for you as there are many alternative Cloud solutions available, as well as whether the is still a role to play for a server at the office depending on what it is you do.