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Launch of Office 365: Threat or Strategic Bet? Vol 13-14 | July, 2011
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As Technical Professionals, we have a lot on our plates every day. Keeping the lights on for the main line of business apps our users depend on takes time. Configuring, patching, monitoring, sizing, managing - it all takes cycles. Top that off with maintenance and procurement/upgrades of hardware.  With the launch of world class servers in the cloud with Office365 — you can view this as either a “Threat” or “Strategic Bet”.

If you currently reside in the “Threat” camp — it’s time to move past your concerns and educate yourself on the realities and opportunities. Things are changing and we have to be knowledgeable about the risks AND the benefits for going with a Software as a Service solution for the modern workplace in order to figure out how it fits into YOUR environment. Companies as small as individuals and up to multiple thousands can find a fit for Office365 at a price point that makes sense . Don’t worry — this isn’t about you being replaced — only a portion of the nasty routine stuff you probably don’t like to do anyways has the opportunity to be delegated out to the online provider.   

If you’ve migrated over to the “Strategic Bet” camp — welcome to the modern world! You are going to have a chunk of more time you can spend providing more Proactive services to your clients / users and making yourself look like a superstar.

If you haven’t already — sign up for a trial of Office365 to see what it’s all about. It’s not that scary — trust me.

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