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You’ve heard that SharePoint and Office 365 are powerful tools that can help your business improve efficiency and cut costs. Perhaps you’ve even given them a trial run. So what’s next?

With Office 365, getting your own SharePoint site has never been easier. But simply having SharePoint isn’t the goal, right? Most likely you are trying to move to the cloud for document management, automate a paper-based process, drive decision-making with business intelligence and dashboards or save money in some other area of your business. With a powerful platform like SharePoint, there’s nothing stopping you from starting to develop your own business solutions today.

However, if you’re looking to accelerate the process and ensure you are making the right investments in SharePoint technology, here are some items to consider:

  • Cost

    Thanks to Microsoft’s recent investment in cloud architecture, you can break into SharePoint at a fraction of the cost of a typical deployment. Office 365 puts SharePoint within reach for small to medium sized businesses.

    Even if you’re sold on SharePoint in the cloud with Office 365, you still need to decide which features are most important for your business. Having an understanding of the available options will help you match up the right plan with your specific needs.

  • Security

    “Will my data be secure in the cloud?” is a common question I receive. Here’s my answer:

    It all depends on which cloud.

    I work exclusively with Microsoft and Office 365 because you need to be sure your data is secure. Microsoft’s security teams and datacenters are industry-leading, and independently verified to meet strict security standards.

  • Features

    What good is owning a Porsche if it never leaves the driveway? The same logic applies to SharePoint deployments. SharePoint’s features and functionality will vary greatly depending on how you want to use the tool. It takes a solid understanding of your business and of the SharePoint platform to build the right solution for your organization. 

Perhaps you’re ready to make the move to the cloud with SharePoint. Awesome! You can sign up for a free trial of SharePoint as part of Office 365 today.

If you have questions before signing up or if there’s something else on your mind, don’t hesitate to contact me. As a Microsoft Partner and certified SharePoint consultant, I’m ready to discuss the options that will work best for you.