The Power of Microsoft 365
For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), making the jump to the cloud can offer up a wealth of benefits. Before making the jump, though, you need to look at areas such as cost, migration, long-term maintenance, disruption of your existing operations. By moving to the Microsoft 365 cloud, you improve work practices, reduce the requirement for in-house IT management, and the pay-as-you go pricing and scalable structure means that you can have greater budget flexibility.
Guilford Group combines its development and integration expertise with the power of Microsoft 365 cloud products to deliver dynamic solutions across multiple industries on their secure cloud platforms. With a variety of software, Guilford Group helps your business grow quickly at an affordable cost and with minimal disruption.
Common Myths About Moving to the Cloud
If our data moves to the cloud, our organization will no longer have control over our technology.
You still have total control over technology, but your IT department won’t have to worry about constant updates.. When you move to the cloud, time spent maintaining hardware and upgrading software is significantly reduced— eliminating many administrative headaches. Now, your team can focus on advancing your organization’s technology, rather than being a repair service. Plus, you will have more time to spend improving operations and launching agile initiatives.
I have to move everything to the cloud. It is an all-or-nothing scenario.
Most implementations start with a hybrid approach—moving a single workflow, like email, and expand from there over time. The hybrid cloud creates a consistent platform that spans the cloud, simplifying IT and delivering apps and data to users on virtually any device, anywhere. It gives you control to deliver the computing power and capabilities that your organization demands and to scale up or down as needed without wasting your onsite technology investments. We can help you move important workloads early, and then help you figure out the right long-term plan for more difficult or larger projects.
Cloud migration is too much for my organization to handle.
We’re not going to tell you it’s simple, but you really can get Office 365 up and running quickly. In most cases, you can use your existing tools and processes throughout the migration, so day to day work won’t be disrupted. You can take advantage of Microsoft’s FastTrack for Office 365, that helps you smoothly move to the cloud-based office suite to deliver faster business value. We also have plenty of information on how to set up Office 365, where you can learn more about each application, as well as find tips on how to get your teams excited to use Office 365.