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5 reasons why you should consider moving emails to the Cloud

Is your business using Cloud-based emails? Going back to 2016, it was revealed that 90% of the companies surveyed worldwide were still using an on-premises email service. For many businesses across the UK, email is one of the main services that are provided by IT providers. Despite a number of businesses still using on-premises email solutions, there has been a rapid increase in the number of businesses making the switch to Cloud-based email.  

To help persuade you that making the switch to Cloud-based email through Office 365 is the right move for your business, in our latest blog article, we will provide you with 5 reasons why you should consider moving emails to the Cloud. 

1) Cost Savings 

This goes without saying but one of the major reasons for making the switch to Cloud-based email is the fact that you can make significant savings on both implementing and maintaining the environment. Through this switch, you are reducing your spend on costly IT infrastructure and converting your email to either a monthly or annual subscription. 

2) Increased Uptime 

Another reason why you should switch to Cloud-based email is that the fact you will see a major improvement in your overall uptime which allows for more optimal email usage. Given the fact that Cloud-based email providers use multiple redundant sites and store data in the Cloud, your business will see the results in terms of increased uptime and much better disaster recovery response times than those businesses that are using on-premise solutions. 

3) Better Security 

When using a Cloud-based email solution, you will find that all your business emails are stored in a highly protected location which makes it much more protected than it would be on-premise. A Cloud-based email provider such as Microsoft are able to dedicate a significant number of resources to ensure that these facilities are secure at all times which is much more than other companies can do within their remits. Furthermore, by making the switch to Cloud-based email you are also improving the security of your data which is crucial given the GDPR compliance regulations that need to be followed by businesses. 

4) Easily Scalable 

The ease at which Cloud-based email can be scaled up makes it much simpler to increase future email capacity without having to make any major changes to the environment on which it is hosted. With this easy scalability that Cloud-based email provides, your business can easily make adjustments to user licences or storage based on your specific business needs at the time. 

5) Ability to access emails remotely 

By moving your business emails to the Cloud, makes it much easier for users working from home to access their emails on the go which allows them to be much more productive. Given the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, many businesses have adopted remote working on a full-time basis. Therefore, using a Cloud-based email solution that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, on any device is pivotal in helping remote workers to adapt to this new approach to working. 

Next Steps? 

If you are a business looking to make the switch from an on-premise email system to a Cloud-based email solution or looking for more comprehensive & tailored Cloud Managed Services then please get in touch with our IT team today to discuss your specific requirements. 

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