Productivity is a term thrown around a lot in the world today but what does it mean? How does it relate to the cloud and Cloud Productivity?
What it means to Arcible
We’re a Microsoft Partner and we specialise in Microsoft technologies so to Arcible, what Cloud Productivity means is the same as what it means to Microsoft.
Cloud Productivity is about Office 365, about Microsoft 365, about Microsoft Teams, and about all the services that come together to give your users the best suite of services, tools, and applications to be productive and achieve more while keeping your business and its data safe and secure.
Productivity in the cloud
More and more organisations are moving their productivity suite and services from on-premises services like Exchange Server to online services like Microsoft Office 365 because of the simplicity of it and the fact that many of the new services and features are targeted at the cloud first.
For most organisations, the cost of cloud services like Office 365 doesn’t stack up against running the services yourselves: the high availability, resiliency, and performance that Microsoft has built into the platform just can’t be competed with for most internal IT teams.
What’s included in Office 365?
The answer is as wide as it is tall. Office 365 has a number of different plans and services so picking which one is for you can be difficult if you aren’t experienced in what all the services offer, whether you want to use them, or planning what you might want to do in the future.
How can Office 365 help our business? Well here are just a few examples:
- Access to the latest Office software applications
- All the tools and services your users want, need, and more
- Simple, per-user, monthly licensing without complex software and systems to manage yourselves
- Value-added tools and services like Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Forms, Power BI, and more
So what’s Microsoft 365?
Microsoft 365 is a set of newer, broader offerings beyond just Office 365 and Cloud Productivity. Microsoft 365 is an all-encompassing licensing model that including the Windows operating system, and security products like Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE), formerly Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (MDATP).
If you are using Windows on your desktops and laptops, are interested in security services like MDE, and want the biggest bang for your buck and value for money, Microsoft 365 plans can give you just that.
Getting started with Cloud Productivity
If you think Office 365 is for you or maybe you are already using it and want to explore new possibilities or check that you are getting the most from your licensing, getting in touch with us at Arcible is a great way to get started.
We can talk to you about licensing, plans and services, help you understand what you can expect to get out of Office 365, and where you should be focusing your efforts to maximise your investment.
You can start out with a one-day assessment of your use of Cloud Productivity and see what possibilities we can help you explore or have us meet with you to discuss your requirements and help you to plan what’s next for you.