Kudos to Charles and Orin in our Technical Support team for having done a seamless in-house migration to Office 365. The event was carefully planned, the instructions very well communicated, and the execution flawless. Now Nicom doesn’t just install clients on cloud computing – we actually use it ourselves! (Always good to eat your own cooking, but with a server room and techs on hand, we didn’t really push too hard on getting this done.)
When we start getting into Office 365’s features for communications and file storage and sharing, we will start enjoying the benefits of cloud-based computing. We have a roomful of servers because that’s what we do, but many small businesses don’t, and can now have many benefits that once only businesses with servers could enjoy. And no need to worry about hard drive failures and power outages, or backups and software updates.
With its browser-based interface, Office 365 users are able to create and edit Word documents, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, etc. from anywhere in the world, and share them with other people. All they need is a computer with Internet connectivity.
Many vendors have cloud offerings. The advantage Microsoft enjoys is that billions of people worldwide already know their products, and their cloud offerings have a familiar look and feel, as well as common features. Their integration between cloud-based products and on premise software is also very natural and seamless.