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Posted on January 21st 2015
To find out which solution out of Office 365 and hosted desktop is most beneficial to your business, it’s important to understand the fundamental differences between the two offerings and weigh up the pros and cons.
Both solutions are cloud based services which charge per user per month.
Office 365 is a business productivity suite with varying pricing tiers. The most common package is will give you online and offline access to the entire Office suite of applications including: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Lync.
The offline part works just as you do today with a locally installed copy of Office and you can save your documents either locally or ideally your team space via SharePoint.
Other lower priced versions do not include licenses for local copies and or editing of documents online.
Pros of the Office 365 solution include:
Cons of the Office 365 Solution include:
A hosted desktop solution provides your entire desktop including Microsoft Office and any other application your business runs all in the cloud. This is accessible on any device with an internet connection and access your personalised desktop exactly as it is today from anywhere.
Pros of a hosted desktop include:
Cons of a hosted desktop include:
A hybrid approach is a third consideration. A combination of the two solutions is also available, meaning you can make the most of both offerings.
If you would like to find out more about BCN Group’s tailored solutions or would like some guidance on which will benefit you and your business the most, please contact us on 0345 095 7000 or email email@example.com.