One of the advantages of using cloud-based applications like those included in Microsoft 365 is that you don’t have to worry about the infrastructure that the services run on. All the back-end functionality is invisible to your users and the IT department.
For companies that don’t have in-house IT resources or capital to buy and maintain their own infrastructure, cloud-based applications can be a good choice: you don't have to buy or manage the infrastructure because the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) takes care of that.
What is Microsoft 365?
Microsoft 365 includes Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility and Security. It combines productivity apps with intelligent cloud services to transform the way we work. The product empowers your workforce with the tools to collaborate better, work smarter, and protect your data.
You have different subscriptions based on your organization’s needs. You can easily scale and adjust subscriptions, depending on features and required level of security measures.
When you purchase Microsoft 365 Enterprise, you get the following products and services:
Office 365 Enterprise: Includes Office 365 ProPlus, the latest Office apps for your PC and Mac such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and a full suite of online services for email, file storage and collaboration, meetings, and more.
Windows 10 Enterprise: The most productive and secure version of Windows with comprehensive deployment, device, and app management.
Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS): Designed to help manage and protect users, devices, apps, and data in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Includes Microsoft Intune, Azure AD Premium, and Azure Rights Management.
Why Microsoft 365?
Many companies already use some of the functionality you get through Microsoft 365 licenses. Maybe you've migrated your email to Exchange Online or perhaps already using Office 365, and all the collaboration tools the service offers.
If you’re currently using a Windows operating system, it may actually be profitable to buy a Microsoft 365 license. You simply get a lot more for your money. It should also be added that one can cut many on-premise systems that can be costly, such as Citrix and terminal servers. And if you’re still running applications that require a Windows 7 operating system, you should read more about Windows Virtual Desktop and discover its potential and benefits.
Although Microsoft provides the tools you need to create a flexible workspace, it can be difficult to configure all the services in Microsoft 365 to work properly. Therefore, at Ironstone, we have built a service, based on Microsoft 365 licenses, to help our customers adopt and utilize all the important features of the licenses.
Do you want to create the best place to work for your employees? Utilize Microsoft 365 with a solution that lets your employees work flexibly anywhere, anytime, and on any device, while also maintaining security with intelligent access controls.