Cloud Management

Cloud Server Hosting with
O365 and G-Suite Licensing Explained

Operational support = long term success

License management of cloud server hosting productivity suites like Office 365, G-Suite, Azure, and AWS is a reality of every business in the modern world.  You can’t survive with these tools, but the licensing and the benefits that they provide are constantly changing.  Providers offer different commitment levels and pricing, and the packages offered aren’t always clear, especially when thinking about longer-term investments you’ve made in infrastructure and solutions that may soon be outdated.  Our expertise in managing these licensing packages often helps our clients to see benefits that they may be missing out on, or should be planning for in the overall consciousness of their plans and budget.

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Office 365 License Selection

There are many offerings within the O365 product family and choosing the right plan for each of your users is not always simple. Some users only need email and cloud document storage others need the basic suite of Office applications in addition to email, and still others may need advanced Office licenses for additional email storage or large-scale teleconferencing needs. Other applications like Microsoft Project and Visio can be selected for individuals who have unique needs.

Cost Management

Microsoft is constantly changing their pricing and the plans that are available to organizations, depending on size and commitment term. Especially when you can anticipate either growth or shrinkage in your workforce, it’s easy to pay too much. We also help by converting legacy employee mailboxes to free, shared mailbox resources so that you don’t have to maintain monthly licenses after an employee departs. Our access to special pricing and to Microsoft’s roadmap enables us to forecast your spend to keep you from overpaying for these subscription services.

Full O365 License Management

Procurement of licenses and managing costs are just the start of our O365 managed service. Assigning licenses and applying the right permissionsand reassigning licenses can feel like a full-time position within any business. In addition to managing Office application licenses, we provide full support for O365 mailboxes and distribution lists,Azure directory services for user accounts and group memberships, and multi-factor authentication.

Data Retention and Data Loss Prevention

Especially for clients that operated in regulated industries, data retention is key to staying in compliance. When we manage your O365 environment, we advise on the options in establishing data retention policies and then apply them for you. In addition, we can help you to establish data classification schemes and automated content inspection to warn your users – or absolutely prohibit – the accidental leakage of protected or sensitive information.

G-Suite Management

Google Workspace is the main alternative to O365 used by many organizations. Similar to the license and directory management that we offer in O365, we manage your Workspace environment for you. From setting up email accounts to applying advanced mobile device management policies, we have you covered. We also specialize in migrating email and storage platforms between Google and Microsoft hosted tenants.

AWS Management

We manage AWS server and networking environments for more than 50% of our clients. Whether you have on-premise servers that you’re looking to move into the cloud or if you’ve already moved your workloads there, we have former Amazon AWS employees on-staff to make sure you’re covered. Backups to protect against ransomware and other foreseeable incidents are also in our wheelhouse, and can be configured to balance your needs against your budget. There are so many options to consider when looking at AWS storage, compute, and network options and as a business that’s focused on your front-office operations, you shouldn’t be spending your valuable time in staying on top of either security or spend on these efforts.

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