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If you’re running your business on out-of-date technology, you could be holding your company back. You may be thinking, “my current platform is good enough,” but keeping your staff on a clunky platform isn’t good at all. Your legacy platform will also receive less and less support over time. Windows 2003 has met it’s end of life date, meaning it is no longer supported at all. Once you get to this stage, security becomes the main concern. No matching means no security updates and increased vulnerabilities.

Office 365 is a Microsoft Windows platform. Office 365 is a state of the art Enterprise IT environments that allows for cloud computing and increased efficiency and is great for businesses of all sizes. Here are 10 reasons you should migrate if you haven’t already.

  1. Server and Maintenance

No more need to worry about the servers and maintenance because Office 365 is available on the cloud. The flexibility of integrating your company’s on-premise solutions is there if you need it. The cost associated with maintaining local servers can be eliminated through Office 365, however. Office 365’s Trust Center gives you the peace of mind you want with your data on the cloud.

  1. Working from anywhere on any device

Cloud-based Office 365 allows you to access company data from anywhere and from multiple devices. The web apps make accessing everything you need simple. You’ll no longer be chained to a desk, but free to work from anywhere that makes you feel productive – a coffee shop, your home, while you’re traveling, or your nephew’s birthday party.

  1. Data Loss Prevention

Your data and documents are vital to your success. Losing these could spell disaster but Office 365 offers data protection and backup. You’ll have the peace of mind knowing you’ll never lose your data.

  1. Bug Updates

Not as glamorous as most of the Office 365 benefits, but having instant access to updates and bug fixes is a pretty big plus. Waiting for the next Microsoft product release, which could be months or even years away, to take advantage of the updates and fixes is a thing of the past.

  1. Collaboration

Office 365 makes collaboration a breeze with shared documents and tools like Skype chat and voice. Colleagues can access documents from anywhere and they can review and edit the same documents on the fly in real time. So, while Kim and Jim are 2 states apart, they can be chatting on Skype and be editing the same document together. No need to save and send for each update that’s made.

  1. All of the Apps

Office 365 offers many useful apps. These apps can help your team do everything from collaborating, to chat, to staying organized and manage projects.  You are able to pick and choose which apps you need and which apps you don’t. You are also able to access them all from one unified place. Here are the 365 apps:

  • Mail
  • Calendar
  • People
  • Yammer
  • OneDrive
  • Sites
  • Projects
  • Tasks
  • Power BI
  • Delve
  • Word Online
  • Excel Online
  • PowerPoint Online
  • OneNote Online
  • Office 365


  1. Increased Efficiency

The above-mentioned benefits have one thing in common – they help to increase efficiency. Allowing employees the freedom to work anywhere from any device, while having the ability to collaborate in new and improved ways are great ways to keep employees working at their best. Less time and money spent on maintaining physical servers, bug updates, and data loss prevention are all features that help keep the whole company running smoothly and efficiently.

  1. Growth

For Office 365, you only pay for what you need so Office 365 really grows with your business. If that means some bare minimum services, for now, that’s up to you. In the future, if your business grows, you can simply add services and data storage to fit your needs.

  1. Simple Migration

Migrating to Office 365 isn’t nearly as bad as it sounds. It’s actually pretty easy, regardless of the storage tools you currently use. With the bug update mentioned above, an added benefit is this is the only time you will have to migrate your data because Office 365 will undergo constant updates.

  1. The tools you love

Microsoft has been at the heart of organizations for years now. You already know and love many of their tools. Could you image making it through the week without a Word document or Excel file? Now everything you know and love is right at your fingertips.


If you are ready to begin your migration, contact GadellNet today.

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