Reasons to Move Corporate Email from Exchange Server to Office 365by Adele Brooks Designer
As Microsoft is promoting its vision of one-stop cloud collaboration space, many of the companies question if the benefits of moving to the cloud are real and whether it actually helps optimize the total cost of ownership for businesses. The cloudification trend has also affected corporate mailboxes. Is it worth moving your enterprise email from Exchange Server to Office 365? Let’s figure this out.
Challenge #1 – Server maintenance costs
Your company has an Exchange Server that has to be backed up, patched and monitored regularly. Besides, the hardware has to be upgraded too. This raises a lot of issues that have to be solved by an in-house system admin. Suppose your company has ten offices all over the world. How much does it cost you to maintain all of the Exchange Servers?
Solution: Moving your company’s server-based email to Office 365 automatically transfers all the maintenance turmoil to Microsoft. Imagine how you could spend the money you save on system administrator paychecks, hardware upgrades, patching downtime and so on. Impressive, huh?
Challenge #2 – Opening new offices
Expanding is great but it also involves a lot of risks and challenges. Installing a server on a new location might not only take some weeks to plan but also cost you quite a sum. Odds are that your new office will have only a couple of employees at the start. Is it worth the hassle for just a dozen of mailboxes?
Solution: Subscribing the new office to Office 365 might prove to be a perfect alternative to Exchange Server. Besides, it’s a great chance to check whether this solution is apt for your whole team.
Challenge #3 – Communication with telecommuting employees
As a lot of employers discover the benefits of running no office and working from home, they face the challenge of creating corporate mailboxes for telecommuters.
Solution: With Office 365, the email service stays unchanged regardless of your employees’ location. This is especially relevant for small businesses.
The list of challenges isn’t limited to these points, while moving to Office 365 has other advantages apart from the email service. However, migrating a corporate email to the cloud is challenging and requires valid competence. Rely on the Digital Design team to make the move! As a certified Microsoft partner, the company is experienced in dealing with its products, be it Exchange, SharePoint or Office 365.
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