Cloud Services & Integration

80% of the Fortune 500 is on the Microsoft Cloud

If you still haven’t moved your productivity apps to the cloud, you are foregoing some serious enhancements for your business. Whether you’re just beginning a new adventure in the cloud or have years of experience with cloud-based applications, we’ll help you get started with the migration process. Or, if you already are using Azure and simply need to ramp up its capabilities, we can do that as well.

The Cloud Helps Improve Security and Enables Compliance

Staying on-premises could put you at a higher risk for security breaches and non-compliance. The Microsoft cloud delivers end-to-end protection with insights into global cyberthreats and capabilities that you can’t provide yourself on-premises.

  • Microsoft invests over $1 billion each year on security. Your company’s datacenter cannot match Microsoft’s cloud security resources.
  • Microsoft analyzes data for spam and malware from more than 300 billion user authentications per month, 1 billion Windows devices, and 200 billion emails.
  • Microsoft’s global cyber footprint provides unique intelligence on the current threat landscape to help protect you from the latest security threats.
  • You get security capabilities with the cloud that you can’t get on-premises.

Microsoft’s cloud platform compliance with industry standards lifts part of your compliance burden. An estimated 92% of IT decision makers at companies that store data primarily in the cloud were confident in their GDPR readiness, compared with just 65% of those who store data on-premises.

(Source: Microsoft)

The Cloud Helps You Reduce Costs

The cloud helps you deliver a more cost-effective solution than what you could provide on-premises, by eliminating hardware costs, reducing administration costs, and retiring third-party products. A Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) report shows that organizations that moved to the cloud:

  • Reduced TCO by 10.25%.
  • Experienced an estimated 40% administration savings from eliminating software updates, storage allocation, server backups and restores.
  • Reduced deployment costs by an estimated 30-50% versus on-premises.
  • Saw additional savings on hardware, storage, and disaster recovery costs.
  • Estimated they could replace 30+ third-party solutions with Office 365.

Let us simplify your migration with a set of best practices, tools and resources. In addition to helping with difficult tasks such as mailbox migration, we can also address your concerns including network bandwidth and performance, customizations and integration with other applications.

The Cloud Helps Improve Security and Enables Compliance

If you stay on-premises, you are missing out on solutions to enhance teamwork, spur innovation, and drive cultural change. In the cloud:

• You can more easily drive digital transformation.
• Teams work better together because they can access, edit, and share documents anytime, from anywhere, which helps spur innovation.
• Artificial intelligence capabilities, including machine learning, help transform your business by combining human ingenuity with intelligent technology for faster, more meaningful innovation.

The Cloud Helps to Simplify IT Management

Remove the headaches of managing hardware and other time-intensive tasks without losing control of your environment. Redeploy your most valuable IT resources to higher value activities. In the cloud, you can:

• Eliminate major on-premises upgrade efforts because your environment is always up to date.
• Eliminate hardware management and other administrative tasks.
• Take advantage of Microsoft’s ability to support a hybrid cloud/on-premises environment, which can help you move to the cloud faster.

The Cloud Promotes Agility and Keeps You Current

Increase your business’s agility, ability to stay current, scale, and roll out new capabilities quickly. If you are on old, unsupported systems*, you risk non-compliance with some regulations. The cloud helps you:

• Provide your users with the latest capabilities for productivity and mobility.
• Give users an all-in-one solution with a comprehensive suite of tools instead of making them switch from one point solution to another.
• Empower employees by using data to drive insights and decision making.

Keep Moving Forward with Aptude

Aptude is your own personal IT professional services firm. We provide our clients with first class resources in a continuous, cost-containment fashion.

Our support services will free up your senior IT staff from the overwhelming burden of day-to-day maintenance issues. Now they’ll have time to launch those new projects and applications you’ve been waiting for. Simply put, we can free up your resources and contain your costs. Let’s have a quick chat to discuss our exclusive services.