Why you should do more than just licensing with Office 365

Why you should do more than just licensing with Office 365

This is going to sound like a dumb question, but is Office 365 a cloud productivity solution? Or simply an easier way to license Microsoft apps across the enterprise?

Take a look around and the answer isn’t quite so clear.

While using the Office cloud suite has been shown to unlock a more connected, collaborative and efficient business, there is evidence that many organizations are simply not using it that way. Instead, they’ve bought Office 365 simply to take advantage of a more simplified licensing solution.

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A roadmap every CIO needs when launching Office 365

A Roadmap Every CIO Needs When Launching Office 365

Picture this: It’s your tenth birthday, and you’ve just unwrapped the gift you had begged for all year. A brand new Lego set of your favorite NASA space shuttle. You tear open the box, spread the blocks around the carpet, ready to build, and then you notice it… The instructions are missing.

The example above might seem like a trivial childhood drama – but IT leaders embarking on an Office 365 project are facing a similar sort of surprise. We’ve opened the box, so to speak, expecting huge productivity, simplicity and licensing gains, only to discover we’ve got no user-manual to this complicated, unknown new technology.

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Combine Office 365 managed services and licensing into one single bill

Softchoice unveils Managed Services for the Microsoft Cloud

Dealing directly with Microsoft support for Office 365 licensing, while bringing in a third party to separately manage and implement your environment has been a struggle all too familiar with businesses for sometime.

Which is why  Softchoice is so proud to announce a new service designed to handle all your Microsoft cloud needs,  bringing together all your activities into a single, straight-forward monthly invoice.

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5 Reasons Why Managed Services for Office 365 Makes Good Business Sense

6 Reasons Why Managed Services for Office 365 Makes Good Business Sense

A common myth among IT leaders is that once you move Office to the cloud, the lion’s share of support and maintenance simply disappear.

The reality is quite different.

Quite often, failing to responsibly and accurately manage this new cloud environment causes significant disruptions to the workplace. In fact, 60% of availability and performance errors with the cloud are a direct result of misconfigurations, according to the Enterprise Management Association.  Moreover, 50% of outages (and yes, outages do happen) are caused by change, configuration and hand-off issues.

With all the benefits, it’s no wonder many organizations settle on 24×7, always-on Managed Services for Office 365 to stick handle potentially costly, high-maintenance work and focus on other initiatives, instead.

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