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What are the Benefits of a Cloud Strategy?

With the right technology in place, you can provide your organization with instant access to data and collaboration tools from almost anywhere.  Microsoft cloud services make greater productivity possible with enterprise applications you already know and assets you have today.

With decades of experience serving businesses large and small, Microsoft Cloud Services understands the value of technology that is scalable and familiar from day one for you and your employees.

Not only does Microsoft offer the most complete set of cloud-based business solutions, but there is also around-the-clock support to ensure your businesses applications run smoothly.

Benefits include:

Latest Business Productivity Capabilities

  • Discover the latest in business-class email, Web conferencing, instant messaging, document collaboration and workflow
  • Get the benefit of the latest messaging and collaboration features, which are designed to work together seamlessly
  • Build your own solution with individual services or purchase as an integrated suite

Ease of Use

  • Your end users have a unified experience to access all of the hosted services you're using
  • Administrators only have one place to go to manage subscriptions and to configure all Online Services
  • End users have the ability to access the service securely, anywhere without the need for a VPN connection and through a wide selection of mobile devices

Privacy & Rapid Disaster Recovery

  • Secure Internet protocols including HTTPS and HTTP over SSL to access your services
  • Redundant network architecture capable of disaster recovery
  • In the event of datacentre connectivity issues, services switch over to a backup datacentre

Greater Flexibility

  • Online offerings integrate with on-premises servers and applications so that organisations can run some applications internally and others as hosted services
  • Leverages tools such as Active Directory synchronisation so you can make online, on-premises or hybrid deployment choices by service, user roles and geography to meet organisational needs best.
  • Did you know that only 15% of your server capacity, on average, is being utilised?  When a system is in the cloud, you can purchase the capacity you need, when you need it, and then reduce capacity when you don't.

Improved Agility

  • Quickly enhance or expand your IT capacity by adding new services without having to invest in the development of new skills or deploying new hardware and software
  • Did you know that 80% of enterprise software expenditure is on installation and maintenance?  When a system is in the Microsoft cloud, all software installation, updates and maintenance is dealt with by Microsoft - leaving you with an immediate saving!
  • Free your valuable IT resources from routine management tasks to focus on core business initiatives that can deliver a truly competitive advantage

Business-class Security and Reliability

  • Microsoft Online Services run on a global network of world-class datacentres
  • Microsoft datacentres and services are protected by multiple layers of security and operational best practices
  • Microsoft Online Services guarantee a service level agreement of 99.9% uptime
  • Managed by rigorously screened and highly trained staff

 

Migrating to the Cloud

If you already have on-premise data and are considering migrating to the cloud, F1 can help you formulate a plan around your specific requirements and even implement the migration for you, if required.

Microsoft has generated a methodology graph, below, that shows the stages of planning and implementing a migration to the cloud. 

Cloud Methodology