Moving your email to Office 365

November 21, 2016

Moving your email over to Office 365, or Office 365 Migration as we in the tech world call it, can be intimidating for small businesses. Office 365 is the cloud-based version of the popular Microsoft Office 2016, or previous versions. With Office 365, you get online access to email, collaboration, presence/communication, and Office Web Apps.

We have identified the 5 major benefits of making the switch:

  1. Automatic backup of your files

Remember when you had to stress about a file being saved? No longer. Your files will back up automatically. Your latest version will never be lost, saving you time and hassle.

  1. Access Anywhere

You are able to access your email, and the rest of the Office 365 apps, from anywhere, anytime. With cloud hosting, you don’t have to be specifically signed onto your work laptop to securely check an email or review and document. You can view all of your 365 data from your PC, Mac, or mobile device.

  1. Fewer Miscommunications

Miscommunications are frustrating and they have the potential to waste a ton of time. Avoid this efficiency-sucking situation through collaboration. Everyone has access to the same version of a document without sending it to them directly with a subject line, “Here are the edits.” When a document is public or shared with a group, one version of the document is accessible by the whole team through the cloud.

  1. Online Conferencing

We all do it, so why not do it well? The Office 365 Conferencing tool allows all participants to have a connected experience. You are able to screenshare, take notes, and video chat through one application.

  1. Malware Protection

A big hesitation for small businesses when transitioning to the cloud is security. When all, or an important majority, of your data is being hosted online, security has to be a top priority. Fortunately, Office 365 has built-in malware protection.

At GadellNet, we have successfully migrated over 100 companies to Office 365. The size of company and type of email used previously varied, but the results were the same. The companies we migrated now enjoy more flexibility, higher efficiency, and worry-free security.


Click here to learn more about the migration process.


Our Midwest-based branches partner with small businesses in the following areas:

Carmel, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

St. Louis, Missouri