This eGuide from Microsoft, dispels some common myths RIAs have about the cloud and Office 365. It’s not simply a version of Office that’s accessed from a browser. It’s a really powerful tool that can make your RIA more agile and help you reduce costs. In fact, the Microsoft cloud helps power the cloud platform we’ve built for RIAs.
Myth 1: Office 365 is just Office tools in the cloud, and we can only use them online.
FACT: Office 365 is the Office you already know, plus productivity tools that will help you work more efficiently.
Myth 2: If our data move to the cloud, we will no longer have control over our technology.
FACT: You still have total control over your technology, but your IT department won’t have to worry about constant update.
Myth 3: Keeping data on-premises is safer than storing it in the cloud.
FACT: Security and uptime come standard with Office 365 in the cloud.
Myth 4: I have to move everything to the cloud. It is an all-or-nothing scenario.
FACT: You can move to the cloud at your own pace (in fact many RIAs do), or use a hybrid cloud approach.
Myth 5: Cloud migration is too much for my RIA to handle.
FACT: We’re here to help every step of the way and we’re familiar with your industry and needs.
Myth 6: Corporate spies, cyber thieves, and governments will have access to my data if it’s in the cloud.
FACT: It’s your data. Not anyone else’s.
Myth 7: We have to learn all new tools to manage SharePoint Online.
FACT: SharePoint Online abstracts maintains the infrastructure, without changing anything else.
Myth 8: Skype and Skype for Business are one and the same.
FACT: Skype for Business is your link to hosting productive meetings, not just phone calls.
Myth 9: Email isn’t any simpler in the cloud.
FACT: With automatic updates, you don’t have to worry about email downtime.
Myth 10: Continuously updating Office 365 will break my critical business applications.
FACT: Office 365 updates won’t negatively impact your existing applications.