Email & Cloud Solutions

Adept IT manage and support both Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) and Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), as they are both excellent email and cloud solutions for business.

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

Microsoft 365 is an all-inclusive productivity solution that provides you with a business grade email service and the latest Microsoft Office Apps for Business (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc); OneDrive storage space; SharePoint & Microsoft Teams. This is coupled with enterprise class communication capabilities, through an ongoing cloud-based subscription service. Microsoft 365 ensures you always have the latest version, automatically applying regular updates as they are released and gives you the added benefit of access to the software on multiple devices.

As Microsoft 365 is a large and inclusive product, it can be difficult to work out exactly which product offerings you need as well as understand what the differences are. That’s we’re we come in. We are here to help you select the best package/s for your business and we understand that not all staff members will require the same services. We have many clients who have a mix of licences, depending on their unique needs.

The team at Adept IT work with you to implement best practices and deploy a first-in-class productivity platform. We can set up Microsoft 365 to link with your on-premise server if needed (Hybrid); or make your business fully cloud-native using M365, the enhanced Microsoft 365 package for small businesses.

Adept IT provide a variety of different Microsoft 365 licences. Our usual collaboration offering with our IT Advantage plan is Microsoft 365 Business Premium. This is an advanced offering as part of Microsoft’s 365 platform which includes Microsoft 365 hosted email, SharePoint, OneDrive, Advanced Threat Protection and Windows desktop licensing.

Some of the individual Microsoft 365 options available are listed below:

Business Basic

This plan entitles you to a business grade email service and access to the latest Microsoft Office applications to use online in your browser.

Each user also gets 1TB of OneDrive space – a personal storage space, like Dropbox; SharePoint Online – to store, organise and share data for your organisation; as well as Microsoft Teams – a fully featured collaboration & chat platform.

Business Standard

The Business Standard plan includes all the features of the Business Basic plan, PLUS online and offline access to the Office Productivity Suite, installed on your desktop / laptop / tablet (up to 5 devices per user).

Plan 1

If all you need is email access, then we can supply mailboxes individually. This provides each user with a 50GB business grade email account. A standard part of our Microsoft 365 plans is the inclusion of regular, off-platform backup to ensure that if anything ever does go wrong, we’ve got you covered.

Google Workspace (formerly G Suite)

As G Suite has integrated more communication and collaboration tools, it has been rebranded to Google Workspace. All Google Workspace plans provide a custom email for your business and include collaboration tools like Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Chat, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Sites, and more.

Some of the Google Workspace plans available are listed below:

Business Starter

This plan includes custom and secure business email, security and management controls, as well as standard support. Each user is provided with 30GB of cloud storage and video meetings can include up to 100 participants.

Business Standard

The Business Standard plan includes all the features of the Business Starter plan, with users provided with a larger cloud storage capacity (2TB). Video meetings can include up to 150 participants, with recording capability.

Business Plus

For enhanced security and management controls, as well as eDiscovery and retention, this plan provides greater control and peace of mind. Video meetings of up to 250 participants, including recording and attendance tracking capability. Each user is provided with 5TB of cloud storage!