The situation evolved in Cyprus is indeed a unique one. On the one hand, there's a low quality and rather costly internet connection, which naturally influences the usage of cloud solutions. On the other hand, Cyprus electricity prices are the highest in EU and constant hot weather increases server infrastructure costs as hardware keeps overheating.
Let’s now take a closer look at pros and cons of Office 365 in Cyprus:.
Server infrastructure Cost
PRO: It is a total plus as you spend nothing on server infrastructure.
Internet Connection Cost
CON: To share documents and manage your workflow effectively, the stable and fast internet connection is required.
PRO: If most of your assets are located outside of Cyprus, the internet connection can be your money-saving advantage.
PRO: Office 365 is perfect for businesses with up to 20 users, especially if they don’t use MS Office 2013 Professional.
CON: Office 365 is not that cost-effective in case of a company or organization with more than 20 users, especially if there’s no need in MS Office 2013 Professional.
PRO: No support services are required. Office Manager can run all management, unless you feel necessity for additional security measures.
CON: Office 365 offers limited features of MS Lync. Lync as PBX is available only if the servers are set up in your office. In this case the idea of cloud solution turns pointless.
PRO: It takes around 2-3 days to get up and running with Office 365.
If you think that it's time for your business to go Cloud, HardPoint is ready to provide Office 365 services.
If you have any questions, please call CY: +357 25 818650