Changing the way your business works

Office 365 can help your employees work together in new and more efficient ways,

it’s more than just a set of tools. It’s a new way of working.

Office 365 Migrations Chester

Townley provide Office 365 Migrations to businesses of all sizes in Chester and the North West. Migrating to Office 365 can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! We have a wealth of knowledge and experience with helping businesses migrate over and make the most out of Office 365.

Firstly, what is Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based subscription plan that takes familiar office-suite programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and delivers them to you via the internet.

As Office 365 is a hosted platform, it removes the need for onsite exchange servers, so you will no longer need a physical server at your office to deal with your emails.

The way we work is changing, Office 365 complements home working and greater team collaboration, providing the tools we need  to help keep up with the times, allowing teams to work anywhere, on any device and work together in real time.

Why Migrate to Office 365?

Are you currently using Microsoft Small Business Server or a Local Exchange Server? Migrating to Office 365 can bring an abundance of benefits.

Security: Most importantly, Office 365 is extremely secure as it was built with security in mind. Applications are accessed through 256-bit TLS encryption so that if a transmission is intercepted by someone without authorization, they won’t be able to read it. Your confidential data and all your files are safe.

Uptime: You are guaranteed 99.99% uptime. Downtime can damage business productivity, but as Office 365 is hosted from Microsoft Data Centres, it means that if one data centre goes down, then others can act as back up.

Always the latest version: All employees will be working on the latest software editions as all updates will be applied by the Microsoft Data Centre as part of the user licence fee. This also means users will encounter fewer problems trying to open documents created in different software versions or formats; something that an in-house server can often struggle to do.

Scalable: If you are planning to expand or downsize for whatever reason, scaling up and scaling down is simple as you can change the number of licences you own at any point. This also helps with predicting financial outgoings, as you can predetermine how much it will cost to add new users onto your plan.

What Office 365 package do I need?

There are a variety of different packages available that suit a whole host of businesses whether large or small. This means you will be able to choose the package that is most tailored to you and you will always get the most out of the product.

Speak to us about finding the right package for you.

How do I migrate to Office 365?

 After speaking with one of our consultants, and deciding the right package for you, Townley will work with you to look at how your email and data is currently set up and the way your users access the services.

In order to significantly reduce any disruption and downtime, preparation for the switchover will be made off site beforehand, as this can be completed without affecting the operation of the business. You current email on your server is then synchronised to Office 365.

For the final stages of the process, one of our engineers will visit your site to redirect email traffic from the server to the cloud, whilst maintaining excellent communication with you throughout the migration so you are always in the know and well informed.

Successful Office 365 Migrations in Chester

The process is handled by our sister company, Pyranet IT Solutions, part of the Townley Group, who are the experts behind carrying out seamless and successful Office 365 Migrations in Chester and nationwide.

Pyranet have completed numerous migrations and with glowing feedback, too. You can read case studies on the migration process here.

Associate Director, Debbie Barker said:

“Pyranet came forward with clear, well explained solution options for us. We went for the Office 365 migration and Pyranet moved us across practically seamlessly. Their engineers worked out of hours which helped enormously and kept us in the loop every step of the way. A job very well done.”


Why work with Townley?

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We ensure that your new services are delivered as quickly as possible for a seamless transition process

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