2008: A new software solution is introduced, which satisfies the expectations of its users. In most cases nothing will change for a few years after roll out. This has the following reasons:
- No resources
- No management focus
So the software remains in use until the company is compelled to act. This may be prompted by the users, or by a cancellation of support.
New software versions with improved features are released on the market between 2008 and 2014. IT decides to omit these versions. This comes with a number of disadvantages:
New features are not available
Moreover, it becomes substantially more difficult to switch from an outdated version to a new one if several intermediate versions are left out. There are more than enough examples: Server 2003 to Server 2012, Office 2007 to Office 2016. And so on …
Office 365 means that companies always use the latest version without the need to implement major migration projects or to provide significant resources. The latest Office, Exchange, SharePoint or Skype for Business product is available at all times. And this is precisely why the company should choose Office 365.