In a world where “teamwork makes the dream work”, enterprises are always looking for the best ways to keep their teams in touch. For years, SharePoint has been the go-to collaboration tool for most organizations who utilize Microsoft platforms. One of the best parts about the system is its flexibility. While you can still choose to host SharePoint on-premise you can also take advantage of cloud hosting.
With so many programs moving steadily toward the cloud, a new world is growing before our eyes. Today, cloud based systems are able to offer programs hosted in the cloud that are as strong as on-premise systems. Below are some great benefits to look at when considering a move to SharePoint Online.
Security and Compliance:
When using SharePoint online, your IT department can let go of the stress from making on-prem systems compliant. Microsoft can handle all of that for you and even supports HIPAA out of the box. On top of that, their security standards include multi-factor authentication and undisclosed server locations, so your information is always safe.
SharePoint Online & Office 365 both offer 99.99% uptime, an achievement that takes a lot of resources and time to achieve on-premise.
Because your IT department won’t be busy working on routine tasks like setups, backups and maintenance, they can have more time to focus on larger company goals. Everything is run by a Microsoft team, virtually, so there is no need to take away from other projects.
Because you are not tied to a network, you can access your documents anytime, anywhere. Whether you’re on vacation or just making a lunch run, you won’t have to lose your collaboration tools when you’re away.
Updating to newer versions and picking up add-ons is easiest when your program automatically gets you there. Microsoft upgrades your SharePoint Online systems regularly and even allows you to adjust your subscriptions and plans as you go.
Another great resource when using SharePoint Online is Hyperfish. Through state-of-the-art technology, Hyperfish automatically identifies and populates missing or incorrect information within your Active Directory. This helps you reduce your IT support costs, improve communication across your organization and unlock the full value in SharePoint.
As a cloud-based solution, SharePoint Online is designed to give users the same robust functionality as on-premise SharePoint while eliminating the hassles of infrastructure management. By making the switch you can easily ensure organizational compliance and security while also promoting and allowing for effortless company-wide collaboration.