Office 365 Consulting
JPSC Consulting and its team of quality consultants has developed best practices for providing Web access planning, implementation and customized services and solutions. JPSC offers Office 365 consulting in a few different ways.
One approach we have found successful is allowing the client to pay for what they need via a fixed number of hours approach. That way the client can be a little more fluid in case direction changes.
Sometimes it's hard not being familiar with the tools up front and having to make decisions based on what you understand. This approach is called the Mentoring Approach and has proven to be very successful.
Another more typical approach is to do Time and Materials based on a set of deliverables after gathering requirements.
Client who are already using the tools and don't have the bandwidth or run into issues typically use this approach.
Either approach or a combination of both approaches can be used.
The bottom-line is making sure you are successful in your project.
We eat our own dog food. That’s a common saying you hear all the time with companies using their own product or service.
At JPSC we can help guide you through the needs of your company and deliver what is required for you to be successful.
The best options might be to run a small POC to figure out what is going to work best for your company.
Maybe the apps are already implemented and being used, but not fully configured in order to move forward with business requirements. Our consulting approaches above help you to move forward at your own pace.
Office 365 provides powerful online cloud services that enable collaboration, mobility, security and flexibility for environments as they change. Let's look at a few of the app and services available in Office 365.
We offer monthly specials were we help new clients to Microsoft Office 365 setup with reduced or even free hours.
Now the on prem server software is in the cloud. All the same great features, but now the servers are managed by Microsoft. It gives users access to email, calendar, groups, contacts, and tasks from computers and mobile devices. It integrates fully with Active Directory and now Azure AD or ADD.
Features you might not realize after being on-prem for so long with Exchange Online.
Security and reliability
With Exchange Online protecting your information with advanced capabilities is all around you. Anti-malware and anti-spam filtering protects mailboxes. Data loss prevention or DLP capabilities prevent users from mistakenly sending sensitive information to unauthorized people. Very helpful in the Healthcare industries as an example. Around the world with redundant servers, premier disaster recovery capabilities, and a team of security experts monitoring Exchange Online around the clock safeguard your data. And with a guaranteed 99.9% uptime, financially-backed service level agreement, you can count on your email always being up and running.
Stay in control
Maintain control over your environment while gaining the advantage of hosting your email on Microsoft servers. Manage your organization efficiently with the Exchange admin center, an easy-to-use, web-based interface. Run In-Place eDiscovery across Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business data from a single interface through the eDiscovery Center. With mobile device policies, you can create approved mobile device lists, enforce PIN lock, and remove confidential company data from lost phones. And IT-level phone support is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Easy to use and maintain
Providing your resources with the business email they need to stay productive.IT not having to worry about patching eliminates the time and effort of maintaining your system. Give your resources an In-Place Archive, so they can keep all their important data in one place. And provide them with anywhere access to email, calendar, and contacts on all major browsers and across devices. Integration with Outlook means they’ll enjoy a rich, familiar email experience with offline access.
Remember not so long ago when we use to Skype each other? Well with Microsoft Teams we now can not only chat or call each other from around the world, but we can now collaborate in ways we haven't been able to before. With Office 365 groups departments and companies work together not just internally, but from all over. Imagine less emails in your inbox and getting real time information as it happens.
So many features, but here is a short list of things you can do with Microsoft Teams.
Something everyone needs is having audio, video, and web conferences with anyone inside or outside your organization. Get features like scheduling assistance, note taking, desktop sharing, uploading files, and chat messaging.
For those Town Hall types of meetings, go live with Microsoft Teams live events. Host webinars, all-hands meetings, and other one-to-many presentations with up to 10,000 attendees internal or external to your organization.
With Microsoft Teams you have one-click from your equipment to join meeting spaces with Microsoft Teams Rooms from our partners Logitech, Crestron, Polycom, Lenovo, HP and Yealink.
Cloud video interoperability
BlueJeans, Pexip, and Polycom are delivering video interoperability solutions that seamlessly connect H.323 compatible videoconferencing devices to Microsoft Teams meetings.
Join meetings from a mobile device or use Microsoft Teams to dial someone directly. Meetings include a dial-in number like most Conferencing technologies spanning hundreds of cities all over the world. A great advantage if you do not have internet, LTE is at your disposal.
Yammer helps companies improve communications and helps to engagement with everyone in your organization through social networking. It's like your very own Linked In meets Facebook, but internal. Many companies see this tool as a way to keep their company moving forward as everyone is on the same page. Microsoft and its partners use Yammer to discuss the worlds events that pertain to Microsoft products and services. Now that's a network of thousands communicating from all over the world. Now imagine having your own network right in house to discuss company related items.
Some believe when they hear Project people are speaking to Microsoft's scheduling software. Project Online is an entirely separate service that offers full project and portfolio management tools on the web. The scheduling piece of Microsoft Project Professional does work with Project Online as well as other apps like SharePoint Online and Power BI.
With the abilities to do Project Management, Portfolio Management and Resource Management all in one place. And the tool is so fluid in its configurations that you can come back and make adjustments based on your needs. Just having the accessibility now from anywhere [with internet of course] via your web browser and no crazy VPN to get logged in.
No more patching SharePoint, Project Servers and the SQL Servers on a monthly quarterly basis. And the Road Map within Office 365 tells us there are more services coming to Project Online in the coming year. Let one of our Project Online consultants help you today.
Collaborate, inform and connect your people with intranets and portals. Ability to empower sharing and collaboration on your intranet. Give people places where they can organize and collaborate on content, data, and news to stay on the same page. Here is a list of some of the headliners for SharePoint Online: File Storage, External Sharing, Content Management, Team Sites, Communication Sites, Intranets, Mobile accessibility, eDiscovery, Data Loss Prevention, Search, In-Place Hold and Automated process. Then we have OneDrive for Business where people can store, share and sync their files across multiple devices Let one of our SharePoint Online Consulting is something we have been doing for over a decade.
Create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, move files, seek approvals and much more. With Hundreds of templates already waiting for you to use in various apps for various reasons.
Email, Productivity, Notifications, Data Collection and of course Social Media. I have even seen recently Alexa connecting to Flow [Service Connector] to broadcast things you need to do for a project of a certain day.
So its an ever changing world and we are living in it. Let our Office 365 Consultants know they can help you with your questions today.