Working hand in hand with Microsoft as a Gold Partner gives us unique, behind the scenes knowledge of cloud-based solutions, letting us advise you on the latest innovations and most flexible licensing agreements available today
More and more organisations are making the leap to cloud-based subscription services.
But with the lines constantly blurring and shifting between what’s available and what’s possible, with an organisations needs constantly evolving and with a world that’s never been less stable; you need experts to not only answer your licensing requirement needs, you need them to help frame the right questions in the first place.
Experts who can advise you on the right platforms and licenses your organisation needs for the now but who’ll be there to assist and advise when your needs change and who have planned for those needs into your digital roadmap.
Choosing the right Microsoft 365 licensing subscription is key to getting the most out of the service.
cloudThing are happy to offer advice, set up, monitor and manage your Microsoft 365 (M365) and Office 365 (O365) licenses for you.
When choosing which licenses your organisation needs to start their Digital Transformation journey it’s important to consider:
Basic Licensing is best if you need easy remote solutions, Microsoft Teams, secure cloud storage, and Office Online (desktop versions not included)
Standard Licensing is best for full remote work and collab. tools, Microsoft Teams, secure cloud storage, business email and premium Office apps
Premium Licensing is best if you need secure, remote work solutions with everything included in Business Standard plus advanced cyberthreat protection
Get best-in-class productivity apps combined with core security and compliance capabilities for your enterprise
Get best-in-class productivity apps and advanced security, compliance, voice and analytical capabilities for your enterprise
Empower your Firstline workforce with productivity apps and cloud services that allow them to do their best work
Azure is a platform of interoperable cloud computing services, including open-source, standards-based technologies and proprietary solutions from Microsoft and other companies.
Instead of building an on-premise server installation, or leasing physical servers from traditional data centres, Azure's billing structure is based on resource consumption, not reserved capacity. Pricing varies between different types of services, storage types, and the physical location from which your Azure instances are hosted.
It offers the ability to instantly provision computing resources on demand.
Compared to the onerous task of planning and building an on-site data centre, along with the requisite hardware upgrades, maintenance costs, server cooling requirements, electricity costs, and use of floor space - the savings can add up very quickly
But the benefits of Azure extend beyond cost control.
The task of administering certain technologies such as Windows Server, Active Directory, and SharePoint can be greatly eased with the combination of Azure and Office 365.
This frees up IT staff to work on new projects, rather than spending time on general system upkeep.
It’s also billed on a PAYG basis with no upfront commitment required.
However, for predictable, always-on workloads savings can be achieved by purchasing reserved instances up-front
As an ethical business, Microsoft now provide x10 Microsoft Dynamics 365 (M365) Business licences free of charge for charities.
You can combine those with cloudThings free PowerUps and Accelerators for the NonProfit sector to give your organisation the tech needed to achieve real-world changes on your chosen cause.
Give your staff and volunteers access to awesome tools that will help them work more collaboratively to get more done, all whilst your organisation is protected by the very latest in modern cyber-security.