back to work and school, many of you will find that you’re current Microsoft subscriptions have run out. Or your data won’t back up to the cloud?
Don’t despair the team here at Data UP can help you out with any of these problems!
One of the solutions that we offer to our clients is Microsoft Office 365 and/or Microsoft Azure. What are these products you ask? Why are you recommending them?
Well Microsoft Office 365 is a subscription plan, available as a home, education or business plan. But that’s not why it is so popular. The flexibility and extensive features Office 365 offers are what makes it the most prevalent office software1. Not only does Office 365 always offer the most up-to-date version of its applications, but it also provides users with other services such as:
⦁ Skype for Business Web Conferencing, plus 60 minutes’ worth of calls, so you can stay in touch with others across the globe.
⦁ Exchange Online for business emails.
⦁ An extra 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage, so you can always access any documents, files or photographs at any time.
Office 365, can be purchased in a number of formats. One is known as the desktop version, which allows users to install and use all of the latest Office applications (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access), across a multitude of devices, (including PC’s, Macs, Android tablets, Android phones, iPad and/or iPhones)1.
To make switching to Microsoft Office 365 even easier, Data UP can provide you with the ability to purchase licenses for both Office 365 and Exchange emails, on a monthly basis2. Not only does this provide you and your organisation with software, once only available to large corporations, but we make it affordable you!2 Here at Data UP we try to make this process of switching to Office 365 as painless and stress-free as possible. Not only can we help reduce the upfront expenses often associated with this licensing, but we try to make the license as flexible as possible for you. By adding as little or as many features as you require, you are sure to find the best deal with us!
The other Microsoft program that we can help you with is Microsoft Azure. Azure is:
“a growing collection of integrated cloud services – analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage and web – for moving faster, achieving more and saving money”4
Why is this cloud service so great you ask? Why should I choose this one when others can achieve the same?
Well there are many reasons behind why Azure is so popular amongst corporations and businesses alike. To begin with Azure is very flexible. Unlike other cloud providers Azure has been designed to easily assimilate into your current IT environment, without forcing you to choose between your own data centre and the cloud4. Instead Azure will work in your existing IT network, so that all your applications, files and assets stay exactly where they are in your data centre, but can also be found on the cloud4. This flexibility also extends to the operating system you run, language, tools, devices and databases you use, as Azure supports an extensive range, allowing users to continue to work with the technologies that they already know and trust4.
Azure also ensures flexible payment options for customers. Unlike other services, when you purchase Azure, you pay-as-you-go, meaning that you scale the service either up or down to meet your needs, all the while only paying for what you are currently using4. Making Azure your go to for cloud services.
But that’s not all, Microsoft Azure can offer a range of solutions to your business’s needs. Azure has the ability to:
⦁ Reach all of your customers no matter where they are, and on any device, all through one single mobile application5.
⦁ Understand and deliver, personalised and scalable applications, that meet the needs and desires of your customers5.
⦁ Continuously backup and archive your data, so that it is constantly protected, no matter where it currently takes residence, allowing you to avoid any costly business disturbances5.
⦁ Easily analyse your data in real time, so that informed decisions can be made and future failures can be predicted in an appropriate time frame5.
With so many positive features, that make it easier for you to change or update your IT system, you would be crazy to look anywhere else. Here at Data UP we have the complete portfolio, meaning that we can assist you with integrating your onsite servers to the cloud. Whether you choose the Microsoft Azure (public) or Data UP Data Centres (private), we will work with you to create a solution that best suits you, and your company’s needs2.
So there you have it. So if you are looking for new services for your business or organisation to start off 2017, give us a call so that we can help create a solution for your needs.
⦁ Microsoft Staff, Office 365 for Business FAQ, Microsoft, 2017, viewed 18 January 2017, https://products.office.com/en-au/business/microsoft-office-365-frequently-asked-questions
⦁ IP Partners Staff, Solutions: Office 365 & Azure, Data UP, 2017, viewed 18 January 2017, http://www.dataup.com.au/solutions/office-365-azure/
⦁ Microsoft Staff, Office: Your Big Ideas made with Office, Microsoft, 2017, viewed 18 January 2017, https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msaus/en_AU/cat/Office-365/categoryID.69951900
⦁ Microsoft Staff, Your app. Your framework. Your platform. All Welcome., Microsoft, 2017, viewed 18 January 2017, https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-azure/
⦁ Microsoft Staff, Azure Solutions, Microsoft, 2017, viewed 18 January 2017, https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/