Chances are, during your time running a business, you’ve thought at least a little bit about how best to distribute Microsoft Office software to your employees. Of course, the answer is never the same, so we recommend taking a look at what some of the options are before making your choice. In particular, we think the decision between Microsoft Office 2019 and Microsoft Office 365 will be an important one to address.
The biggest difference between the two services is how they are delivered. Microsoft Office 2019 is the productivity suite in its traditional sense. You download the software solutions, like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, which you can then access on your desktop. Since the programs are stored locally on your computer, you don’t need an Internet connection to access them.
On the other hand, you have Microsoft Office 365, which is the cloud-based variant that Microsoft is pushing these days. Office 365 has all of the software solutions that you expect from a productivity suite, but the primary difference comes from how they’re accessed. Office 365 can be delivered through the Internet rather than being found locally on the computer, meaning that it requires a solid Internet connection in order to work as intended. Furthermore, since the solution is found in the cloud, it can be accessed on any device through a web browser, meaning that it’s more accessible than it’s ever been.
As we mentioned before, the solution you’ll want to invest in will vary depending on various factors. If your Internet connection isn’t reliable, for example, your capacity to get work done might be limited with Microsoft Office 365. For a full list of what you should consider when planning out your productivity suite infrastructure, be sure to contact professional IT technicians who can run you through scenarios that you might not even foresee initially.
XFER can provide your organization with a free consultation to determine which Microsoft Office solution works best for your specific needs. To learn more, reach out to us at 734-927-6666 / 800-438-9337.
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