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Cloud Solution Providers Bring Escape Velocity to O365

Posted by Chris Beamon

Thu, Aug 08, 2019

CSP O365

Why Office 365?

The speed of business is requiring IT to create, secure, and scale resilient services, prompting enterprises to move away from on-premises data centers to the cloud. Microsoft Office 365 (O365) is an attractive option for organizations that need to innovate at what feels like “escape velocity” speeds. 

O365 offers organizations more cost-effective ways to ensure productivity and efficiently operate their business. Top benefits of moving to O365 include:

  • Shift from CAPEX to OPEX
  • Offloading software patching to the cloud
  • Elimination of infrastructure maintenance
  • Elimination of multi-year financial commitments
  • Best of breed for high availability, security, and compliance

Why Choose a Microsoft CSP for your O365 Deployment?

Microsoft’s CSP (Cloud Solution Provider) program enables highly-trained, expert partners to provide comprehensive support and management of O365 solutions. For many companies, moving to O365 demands a new skill set which requires time and investment to properly migrate to the cloud, as well as time to re-train staff. The CSP model adds value by leveraging a support organization which already possesses deep skills in the O365 suite -- creating a shortened timeline to production and ensuring knowledgeable and responsive support.

Here’s how it works: Instead of entering in a support ticket with Microsoft, clients log issues with their local CSP. The CSP’s managed services team immediately steps in to remedy the problem. Customers benefit from the CSP’s extensive knowledge of O365 and the constantly changing cloud ecosystem as well as:

  • The personal touch of local resources
  • Deep expertise with the Azure platform
  • Improved support for Microsoft issues
  • Direct line of communication to Professional Services resources if needed
  • Access to Microsoft escalated support via Premier Support Agreement

Why Daymark?

Daymark can take the risk out of moving to the cloud. We have been helping businesses in New England navigate IT complexity since 2001. With more than 700 complex IT integrations under our belt, we have adapted our offerings over the years as the IT the landscape has evolved.

Migrating to the cloud requires a host of new skills. Going it alone can result in unnecessary mistakes and delays. As a Microsoft Tier 1 Cloud Service Provider with Gold Cloud Competency and Gold Cloud Productivity certifications, our consultants can provide a path to a smooth O365 migration. In addition, we offer design, deployment and on-going management of Azure to help your team jumpstart the adoption of this cloud platform.

If you would like to continue the conversation about how Daymark can help your company innovate contact us today.

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