Still using Office 2010 or older versions for your business? The extended support for Office 2010 is officially ending in less than a year on October 13, 2020. It is highly recommended to migrate to Office 2019 or even better, the cloud-based Office 365 ProPlus. Here is why you shouldn’t wait until next year to upgrade.
Fast Track to the Cloud
You may be already familiar with the advantages of the cloud-based Office 365 over the on-premises software versions of previous Office suites. Your business can enjoy cloud access and storage, real-time collaboration across apps, and online teamwork.
Office 365 can provide the mobility and agility your teams require while lowering cost due to a flexible subscription-based per-user licensing that fits your needs. By comparison, the on-premise Office 2019 is available as a one-time only license to purchase per device.
Are you looking to upgrade to Office 365 ProPlus enterprise plans? Know that small business and enterprises can easily do so by using the deployment benefits provided by Microsoft and its Microsoft Certified Partners. These include the Software Assurance Planning Services for on-premises upgrades and Microsoft FastTrack for cloud migration. Your vendor can easily facilitate this process – contact us to discuss your options.
Office 365 features all the popular desktop applications like Word, Excel and Powerpoint plus a host of new web enabled communication & collaboration tools such as Skype for Business, Yammer and OneDrive. You can access Office 365 anytime, anywhere on any device.
World-class Security and Intelligence
The end of the extended support for Office 2010 also means that your company will stop receiving technical support, security updates and bug fixes for any system vulnerabilities. This fact puts your business data at serious risk.
Upgrading to a newer Office version will secure your data and protect against cyber threats through automatic updates and proactive cyber risk management. Upgrading will also ensure significant savings on IT hardware maintenance and server support.
You may also want to move from storing data on-premises to more secure cloud storage and leverage Microsoft Azure’s environment and OneDrive cloud storage. These benefit from enhanced security and data encryption.
Finally, perhaps the most viable reason to upgrade this year is to be able to implement immediately the AI and machine learning tools developed for the Office 365 and Dynamics 365 ecosystems, such as Power BI data analytics, reporting and business intelligence. Your vendor can assist with app deployment and integration as needed – contact us to get started.
Office 365 integrates cloud, mobile, and social technology solutions to make your business more collaborative and productive. Click here to view our competitive Office 365 price list.
Take advantage of the significant discounts on Office 365 today! Contact Strategix to find out how migrating to Office 365 can benefit your organisation.