Digital transformation and the modernization of IT are essential priorities for companies seeking a competitive advantage in today’s quickly changing technology landscape. Organizations like yours are driven to make changes by consumer demands and expectations, technology improvements, competitive and market forces, and changing regulatory requirements.
In this shifting landscape, you and your employees need to work better and smarter. It’s time to get modern with Windows 10 and Office 365.
If you’re like most companies, you’re now starting to recognize the value of moving to a cloud-based solution and upgrading to Windows 10 and Office 365. However, you probably have a few questions about what this might look like for your team.
How does upgrading to Windows 10 and Office 365 empower people to collaborate in real time and store and access data?
Microsoft 365 provides organizations with a unified environment for collaboration and teamwork. All services are managed under the same framework and identity management solution. Data is protected by first-class security and encryption standards, and your collaboration landscape, hosted in the cloud, is more centralized and unified than it ever was on-premises. Additionally, with files and tools based in Microsoft 365, you can more easily share with people inside or outside of your company, from wherever you’re working, whenever you need to. Content sharing, shared calendars, and team chat ensure that you’re always in sync with your teams.
Will shifting to a cloud-based solution really be more secure? What will Windows 10 and Office 365 do for me?
One of the primary benefits of cloud computing is the concept of a shared, common infrastructure across numerous customers simultaneously, leading to economies of scale. This concept is called multi-tenancy. Microsoft works continuously to ensure that the multi-tenant architectures of their cloud services support enterprise-level security, confidentiality, privacy, integrity, and availability standards.
Multiple forms of protection have been implemented throughout Office 365 to prevent customers from compromising Office 365 services or applications or gaining unauthorized access to the information of other tenants or the Office 365 system itself
How can I simplify the process of keeping my devices up to date?
The release of Windows 10 introduced Windows as a service and a new approach to servicing Windows and deploying updates. Windows 10 features a continuous update delivery model with a faster update release cadence. Rather than waiting years between version releases, Microsoft now spreads new features and the latest security defenses into a continual update process. To streamline update management and eliminate the need for on-premises infrastructure to deploy updates, Microsoft Core Services Engineering and Operations (CSEO) recently implemented Windows Update for Business (WUfB), a publicly available, cloud-based Windows update service that simplifies update management for Windows 10 devices.
End of Support (EOS)
Within the next 12-months both Windows 7 and Office 2010 will reach their lifecycle’s End of Support (January 14, 2020 & October 13, 2020 respectively) meaning Microsoft will discontinue all support (including paid support) as well as all updates (including security updates), feature enhancements, etc.
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The Oakwood Team currently holds Gold Competencies in Windows and Devices, Cloud Platform, Gold Productivity and others making us the trusted business partner when it comes to your organization’s data security and maximizing employee efficiencies. Contact us today and Get Modern!