The Pros and Cons of Office 365 for Business

Posted by John Feucht on Jan 12, 2015 10:53:56 AM

Is Office 365, Microsoft’s subscription-based Office suite, right for your business? The price is right, but are there any drawbacks? For some businesses, especially those in high-compliance industries like healthcare and finance, Office 365 has shortcomings.

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Topics: cloud computing, office 365

7 Questions to Ask Your Cloud Provider

Posted by John Feucht on Dec 2, 2014 2:08:00 PM

One of the hardest parts of moving your business's IT to the cloud is choosing a cloud services provider.  How can you decide who to trust with your business's data?  Whether this decision is made by an in-house IT director, or a business owner or CFO, the cloud is still new to most businesses and it's hard to know what questions to ask. 

These 7 questions go beyond the questions you're probably asking already:  What kind of reliability can I expect?  How quickly can I expect resolution if there's a problem?.  Most cloud providers will be able to give good, truthful answers to those basic questions.  Instead, these questions are designed to give you a clearer picture of your data's security.  We've also included the red flags to look out for.


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Topics: security, cloud computing, cloud services