Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Services in London
Microsoft Office 365 planning, setup and migration
EC2 IT provides expertise in the planning, implementation and support of Microsoft Office 365 cloud services. From single person businesses to enterprises of 50,000 or more users, Office 365 represents a scalable, reliable and convenient way to manage your growing requirements for communication and collaboration. Our experienced team of London based engineers can work with you to ensure you get the most from your Office 365 setup.
Switching to the cloud
We can implement a new Office 365 setup, taking you from your initial requirements and domain acquisition to a fully functioning and integrated cloud email, file, telephony and groupware service. We work to understand your needs so together we can make informed decisions about what is best for your organisation - and help determine whether a cloud solution is appropriate to your current and future needs.
Data & user migration
Migrating existing email and file systems to the cloud is equally as painless. We can design a solution and migration path which moves you from an on-premise system to a cloud based solution quickly and efficiently, helping you avoid the pitfalls and complications of transitioning your data and services.
We can carry out all of the setup and migration work on your behalf, or work with you and your team to efficiently and cost effectively transfer your users and systems into the cloud. Moving your data to or from the cloud doesn't need to cause disruption to your business as we plan each migration such that its impact on your operations is minimised – and as all of our team are based in London Office 365 migration works can be carried out on-site at your offices if necessary, at no premium.
We can also help reverse the process as occasionally companies want to move their data or services back out from the cloud, whether for cost, compliance, control or convenience purposes.
Office 365 consulting, support and administration
All of our engineers are trained and certified in the full suite of Office 365 tools and services, including Exchange email and groupware, OneDrive file sharing, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint collaboration and of course the Microsoft Office suite of products such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
We can administer your systems and insulate you from any technical work required to manage your systems, acting fully on your behalf.
Benefits of Office 365
The key benefit of Office 365 is simplicity. Microsoft manage and maintain everything to do with the service leaving you with no back-end hardware or software concerns. The infrastructure, operating systems and software updates are all managed invisibly by Microsoft's Office 365 engineers behind the scenes.
Your emails and data are transmitted and stored using strong encryption and protection provided by the MS Exchange Online Protection service. Microsoft's data centres are audited to meet multiple industry-standard certifications for security and compliance.
Multiple redundant datacentres located globally ensure that your data and services are always available with a 99.9% uptime guarantee. Achieving this level of redundancy and reliability in-house can be prohibitively expensive and requires in-depth technical expertise.
Office 365 provides several licencing models and subscription packages, allowing you to grow from a handful of users cost effectively and compliantly licencing MS Office software to a fully integrated Cloud based corporate infrastructure, serving the IT needs for 10,000's of staff.
You can access your email, files, services and Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote etc.) securely from any location and on any device. Multiple offices and remote or mobile workers are seamlessly and securely integrated into your organisation.
Your Office 365 package grows as you do, allowing for users and services to be added incrementally as your requirements grow. Pay As You Go and multiple billing options give you predictability and control over your costs.
Office 365 supports your data protection and compliance obligations with UK data centres and compliance with SAS 70 / SSAE16 Assessments, ISO 27001, EU Model Clauses, EU Safe Harbor, HIPAA, FISMA/FedRAMP, MDPA and PCI DSS Level One.
Transparent and Open
EC2 IT can assist with billing and licencing reviews, deciding the most appropriate subscription model. When implementing 3rd party cloud services whether Office 365, Dropbox Corporate, Salesforce.com or one of the many backup providers we connect you directly with the vendor for billing purposes. We don't receive any profit, commission or any other incentives to advise one solution over another - we prefer to remain independent.
Access to the whole cloud marketplace
The range of cloud services available grows daily. General computing, collaboration, project management, storage and productivity applications have all benefitted greatly from moving to a cloud based model. We stay abreast of all these developments, constantly developing our arsenal of services and ensuring our technical team are experts in the wealth of tools available - not just Office 365. We retain the independence that allows us to provide impartial consulting and advice, and ensures that the systems we recommend are the most appropriate for your needs and budget.