Frequently Asked Questions About The Microsoft Cloud

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What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is described as the process of using a network of remote servers, hosted via the internet, to store, manage and process data, rather than hosting it locally. Essentially, cloud computing is using someone else’s infrastructure and hardware, reducing the amount of capital investments your business needs to make.

How do I make sure I can access my data?

Cloud providers will outline your access, security, services and support when you partner with them, but you can also access your data anywhere the best thing about the cloud is that they is no need to go to the office  you can work from home.

Is the cloud safe for personal information? In terms of Security, how safe is ones information/files?

The Cloud is 100% safe for your personal and work-related information.

Will my organisation need to hire more IT staff to handle the transition?

Since one of the major appeals of working with a cloud service provider is that they handle the ins and outs of your cloud transition, you shouldn’t have to hire additional staff when shifting to the cloud. However, having some IT expertise in house is helpful to make the transition smooth. If you do not have an existing IT team, consider hiring an IT professional to help take advantage of the services that cloud providers offer and provide advise however you can also manage your cloud easily if you don’t have a budget for IT person.

Can cloud reduce my IT costs?

If you are a small organisation I can say yes because Microsoft give you 10 free license for Business premium which include  free windows 10 and free desktop apps so if you have less then 10 employees you will never have to worried about IT cost unless you buy new computers and anti-viruses.

Are Cloud subscription costs spread over time?

You have the option to select monthly payments, 6-monthly payments or 12-monthly payments.

Will the Cloud take my job?

No.

How do I apply for 10 free M365 Subscriptions?

Contact our support team to guide you through the process:

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