March 16, 2020

3 Benefits of Moving Your Clients to Office 365

By Chris Brunau

As an MSP, you understand the benefits of moving your clients to Office 365. Get users on board by reminding them that Microsoft’s Office 365 suite offers a great core selection of features with the convenience of SaaS applications. It includes all the components of the classic on-premises applications, including Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint Online hosted in Microsoft’s cloud.

These systems are managed and monitored for always-on availability and enable redundant services across the vast network of Microsoft data centers worldwide. O365 is all about ensuring users can collaborate easily and access their files from multiple devices at any time.

While collaborative cloud software can be a fantastic tool to increase overall productivity in the workplace, it’s easy to get bombarded by all of the features available if someone is new to the product. To cut through the noise, it’s important to note that Microsoft’s Office 365 platform can benefit SMBs in a number of ways:

  • Save time and money: Instead of investing and maintaining on-premises servers, Office 365 allows SMBs to run applications in the cloud. It allows you to problem-solve remotely and removes the need for on-site management and checkups—improving their experience. Additionally, you can standardize all users at a client’s company on the same versions of Microsoft apps. Rather than having to update everyone’s individual software packages, you can get them on OneDrive to have them using the same version of Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc.

  • Room for growth: Office 365 offers unlimited storage, so it can scale to meet SMB business needs easily.

  • Work from anywhere: Keeping these applications at your fingertips can be a great asset, especially for SMBs. All users need is their login and an Internet connection. Users can collaborate and view changes in real time from any device.

As with all of business critical data, users need a third-party backup solution to guarantee that client data is protected. After all, just because data lives in the cloud does not mean it is backed up.

You have been entrusted to protect and defend your client’s cloud data. When data is lost, speed matters in Office 365 and G Suite Backup. MSPs need backup innovation, cloud expertise, the agility to scale and above all, recover fast. Many Datto Partners simply bundle SaaS Protection with every Office 365 license they manage.

Datto SaaS Protection won’t let your critical data slip through the cracks. Engineered to be the leading, one stop shop for cloud-to-cloud SaaS application backup, SaaS Protection gives you consistently reliable granular backups, quick and easy restores and exports, secured data for compliance and regulatory needs, and world-class 24/7/365 support. Join the 3.5 million end users already protected by Datto SaaS Protection. Learn more today!

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