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Five Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Current Microsoft 365 Investment

As businesses navigate the ongoing economic challenges brought on by the pandemic, many are looking for ways to do more with what you have today. In these times of uncertainty, it’s important to find ways to streamline processes, and cut costs without sacrificing productivity  

One way to achieve this is by leveraging the power of the technologies you already have. Microsoft has a variety of products and solutions that can help businesses improve efficiency and reduce expenses, and here are the ways you can maximize the value of your current investment:  

Comprehensive security with Microsoft Security

Microsoft 365 offers robust security features, including advanced threat protection and data loss prevention, to help protect your data and intellectual property. By leveraging these security features, companies can save up to 60% on security costs while improving their overall security posture. Microsoft 365 security features include multifactor authentication, mobile device management, among others. These features help organizations protect their data from threats such as cyber-attacks, data breaches, and other security incidents. 

Save with Microsoft Security

Empowering a digitally connected workforce

Microsoft 365 is the first cloud-first platform enabling companies to work together seamlessly, regardless of location. One of the key features is management simplifying. According to ESG Economic Validation, by automating system updates, your business can reduce IT costs by up to 40% when comparing to on-premises VDI or DaaS offering. Another important value that businesses can leverage is consolidating a complex licensing structure. Simply, this implies cutting licensing costs by more than 60 percent per user compared to a patchwork of point solutions through consolidation using Microsoft 365.

Unlocking value with data and AI

Advanced analytics and artificial intelligence tools help organizations turn data into actionable insights. With these tools, organizations can make informed decisions, increase efficiency, and drive innovation. For example, one of the best ways to maximize the value of your Microsoft 365 investment is to discover a seamless data solution featuring Microsoft Intelligence Data Platform. With Microsoft Intelligence Data Platform, you can easily store, manage, and analyze large volumes of data from multiple sources. You can also take advantage of advanced analytics features such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to gain valuable insights into your business. Overall, adopting Microsoft Intelligence Data Platform can help you streamline your data management, enhance your decision-making capabilities, and improve your business outcomes. 

Modernizing your app experience

One of the most effective ways to maximize the value of your Microsoft 365 investments is by modernizing your app experience. By leveraging Azure App Services, data services such as Azure Spring Apps, Azure SQL Database Hyperscale, and Azure Cosmos DB, you can create dynamic and scalable web applications that meet the demands of your users and customers. According to the GIGAOM research, businesses can achieve up to 54% of total cost of ownership (TCO) savings with Azure App Services in comparison to on-premises solutions. 

GIGAOM Research, 2022

In addition, Azure Spring Apps and Azure SQL Database Hyperscale provide seamless integration with existing data sources, giving you the ability to store and manage highly scalable amounts of data with ease. Additionally, Azure Cosmos DB is a globally distributed, multi-model database service that enables you to store, manage, and access data in a variety of formats. By utilizing these powerful Microsoft services, you can ensure that your applications and data are secure, reliable, and always available, providing maximum value to your organization

Migrating to the cloud and optimizing investments

By migrating to the cloud, organizations can take advantage of the scalability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness of Microsoft 365. Another key approach to maximize the value of your IT investments is leveraging Azure Migration and Modernization Program. It provides organizations with the resources and expertise needed to make a successful transition to the cloud. Azure Migration Program can modernize your infrastructure, increase agility and responsiveness. Microsoft informs Windows Server and SQL Server on Azure VMs are up to 80% less expensive than the competition. Therefore, this program is an essential component of a comprehensive strategy for maximizing the value of your Microsoft 365 investments by reducing significant IT costs and ensuring long-term success for your business. 

Want to hear more? 

If you’re looking to maximize the value of your Microsoft 365 investments, join us for our upcoming webinar on March 15th, 2023, at 2 PM, “Do More with Less – Maximize the Use of Your Microsoft 365 Investment.” In this webinar, our senior experts will provide valuable insights and best practices for leveraging Microsoft 365 to drive your business forward. You’ll learn how to get the most out of your investment and take your business to the next level. 

By joining the session, you’ll hear about how to maximize the impact of your Microsoft 365 investment while:  

  • Eliminating redundant solutions  
  • Simplifying IT management  
  • Protecting your digital workers  
  • Building a foundation for a zero-trust security strategy to reduce security breaches. 

We look forward to seeing you there!  


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