Microsoft Office 365 is a collection of cloud-based, pay-as-you-go applications and platforms. They all have their different uses and advantages. Depending on what you are trying to achieve in your organization, an Office 365 product may or may not be appropriate for the task.
A Little History: TRA Consulting, Inc. has been supporting Office 365 products (and their predecessors) since 2006. We have always been on the cutting edge of Microsoft products, as one of the first companies in Southern California to deploy BPOS (the predecessor to Office 365) and Microsoft Hosted Exchange Services (the predecessor to BPOS). Office 365 was not a response to GoogleApps for Business. Quite the opposite, Microsoft was laying the foundation for what was later to become Office 365 back in 2002, with Microsoft Hosted Exchange and Microsoft FrontBridge. What is now known as Office 365 has been more than a decade in development, is a fully mature product, and is far superior to any other hosted collection of services for businesses. It is well managed by the Microsoft team on the backend, and has become very reliable as the final solution for all business communications.
The cost savings associated by making the switch, and the increase in the level of communications efficiency should be enough to get any organization to make the switch. Most of our clients have been in the Office 365 ecosystem for years, and they have stayed there because they have been pleased with the price and the service. Let TRA Consulting, Inc. show you some of the major features of Office 365:
- Microsoft Office 365 Exchange (EMAIL)
- Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint (COLLABORATION)
- Microsoft Office 365 Productivity Licensing (SOFTWARE)
- Microsoft Office 365 Skype For Business (COMMUNICATIONS)
- Microsoft Azure (HOSTED SERVER)
The most difficult part of the process is that of selecting the appropriate licensing, and achieving a successful migration from your existing service to Office 365. That is where we suggest you work with a knowledgeable and experienced IT provider, like TRA Consulting, to assist in facilitating the necessary changes.