Cloud computing lets your team to work anywhere and anytime. With all of your software and files at your fingertips the cloud frees you and your team from their desks. This makes remote working more effective and collaboration across team members, sites and companies improves greatly.

Improved collaboration is just the start of the benefits. Reducing hardware on site saves support costs and reduces the possibility of data loss due to equipment failure. Servers are always up to date so all of your data is as secure as possible.

Cloud computing services are fully scalable and available for a flat-rate fee. With no additional IT staff needed and no initial capital expenditure expanding your team or establishing new offices becomes more affordable.

With cloud computing you get…

  • Security –the best equipment available means your business’s systems and data will be protected from loss.
  • Service and support – By monitoring your systems most problems are dealt with before you are aware of them.
  • Data protection – with built-in data backup and secure data storage you will always have your data available in the event of any disaster.

See our separate page about MS Teams collaboration software which expands the capability of Office 365

Modus are Microsoft Partners and specialise in moving clients from traditional on-premise servers to Microsoft’s Office 365 packages. Office 365 gives organisations both small and large access to robust data storage, the world’s most popular business applications and Microsoft Exchange email. The Office 365 Business range add further features like InTune to provide Remote Device Management.

  • Monthly costs for all services, no big upfront costs
  • Always get latest Office applications
  • Microsoft’s robust data centres offer great resilience
  • No Backup Worries
  • Access your files from office, home, meeting, travelling…
  • Access your files on computer, laptop, tablet, phone
  • Microsoft Teams offers structured collaboration
  • Microsoft InTune imposes security onto laptops and mobile devices

The Office 365 family covers a large range of products.
Full details of the packages available are shown on the Microsoft site here..

Assessing the benefits of the more advanced features can be harder to understand. Microsoft give some useful information on these features here..

The table below gives some additional information on the key product features

Web & mobile versions of Office Access to your documents and software on any computer (Windows or Mac). Mobile apps available for IoS and Android
Desktop versions of Office  Fully-installed and always up-to-date versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote for Windows or Mac (plus Access and Publisher for PC only). Each user can install the Office apps on up to 5 PCs or Macs
Exchange MailboxBusiness-class email on phones, tablets and computers. Advanced calendar sharing and meeting scheduling. Exchange Online Protection guards against spam, malware, and known threats.
MS TeamsWith Teams you can host online meetings and video calls and bring together all your team’s chats, meetings, files, and apps in one place. Works alongside SharePoint and OneDrive to give easy access to all your documents
OneDrive file storageSave your documents directly to OneDrive or SharePoint and your changes are updated across all devices. Securely share documents so only those with the right permissions can access the information. 99.9% uptime guarantee.
InTuneRemotely wipe company data from lost or stolen devices with Selective Wipe. Configure security features, settings automatically deploy the Office apps. Configure your PCs to automatically install Office and Windows 10 updates. Note some features are for Windows 10 computers only
Advanced SecurityRestrict the copying or saving of company information to unauthorized apps and locations. Control who has access to company information by applying restrictions like Do not Copy and Do Not Forward. Enforce malware protection

The transition from a traditional on premises server to a full serverless environment using Office 365 can be daunting. We have developed techniques and have access to specialist tools to make the transition as painless as possible. We have migrated companies of 4 people and companies of 400.

Every client is different so we tailor the offering to suit your business and your priorities.

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