What is the cloud? Should I move my business to the cloud? How will the cloud help me? What about the costs?
As a business owner, these are just a few of the questions you may have about the cloud. This is where Power House Custom Computing comes in. We can help you with your unanswered questions, so you can fully understand what’s involved with moving your business and applications to the cloud.
We would love to schedule a meeting with your business to see how we can help you with your cloud needs.
But it’s true… to a degree. There’s Hardware in the cloud, and the pricing you pay for Cloud Services goes toward paying to install, maintain, and replace that hardware when it breaks down. In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. The cloud is also not about having a dedicated network-attached storage (NAS) device in your house. Storing data on a home or office network does not count as utilizing the cloud.
Are you still using a free email service to conduct business? “Yourbusinessnamehere123@gmail.com”? In today’s digital age, that doesn’t really reflect well on your business. Yes, it’s quick and easy to set up, but did you know that using a free email service is more likely to lead to a breach? If you’re working in a Regulated Industry, like Financial Services, Healthcare, etc. This is downright illegal, and a breach of those regulations!
Microsoft365 (formerly called Office365), is the answer. Microsoft365 allows you to use your own domain to send and receive emails, etc.! As if that’s not enough of an awesome feature, most plans come with fully-featured installable instances of Microsoft Office! The whole suite, installable on up to 5 devices!
I can continue to type up a ton of stuff, but Blogsite 365forall created an awesome 7-minute quick overview video of a ton of the amazing features that you get with Microsoft365!
Seamless Syncing – Whether you’re on your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop, all of your email, contacts, calendar events, and tasks follow you.
Scalable – Whether you have a few employees or hundreds, Office’s easy licensing model will scale with you as you grow.
Applications – Microsoft 365 has all the familiar tools you need to get work done: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Skype, and Teams.
OneDrive – Out of town for a business trip? OneDrive allows you to save, share, and collaborate on documents remotely with your entire team.
Sharepoint – No list of Microsoft 365 Features is complete without mentioning Sharepoint! Hidden in the background of all the different applications and features of Microsoft 365, Sharepoint is an absolute Power House of a Feature! Collaborative Sites, Team Sites, Sites to store Documentation/processes?
Lists – Part of Sharepoint, Teams, and now more recently released as a stand-alone app itself, Lists is technically part of Sharepoint, but it’s so powerful it deserves to stand out as a separate feature, and Microsoft even thinks so with the release of the Standalone App!