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November 09, 2012
SherWeb Offers Great Alternative to Microsoft's Office 365
By Oliver VanDervoort, Contributing Writer
While Microsoft’s (News - Alert)Office 365 and Google (News - Alert) Docs might be leading the charge to the cloud when it comes to using Office documents, they certainly are not the only products that are out on the market and garnering attention. While there are quite a few positives to using a program likeOffice 365, other companies that are working with the cloud-based platform such as SherWeb are starting to come to the forefront of this particular market.
SherWeb’s SkyOffice is a full-fledged alternative to Office 365’s hosting services. This offering enables businesses to save a great deal of money, while gaining access to increased functionality and much better customer service. The portfolio is divided into three different kinds of plans that give people a pretty wide selection of how much they want to spend and what they need to meet their individual organization needs.
For users who don’t need a ton of additional capabilities but do need some, there is the SkyOffice Standard version which gives users one GB of Exchange storage, the ability to access the service from a mobile device, patented MIDRAS migration functionality and the Skynox Online Backup for just $5.95 a month. Additionally, SkyOffice Professional offers all of those features as well as a 25 GB Exchange mailbox, one GB of use for Sharepoint 2010 and the ability to use Lync instant messaging. This particular package can be used at $7.95 a month. The final and largest package that Sherweb is offering is SkyOffice Business, which offers everything the other two packages have plus features such as audio/video conferencing, unlimited mailbox storage and top of the line archiving. That particular package is running at $12.95 a month per user.
With these varied suites, the Office 365 provider is now thought of as a legitimate alternative to Office 365 and has certainly taken some solid steps in that direction.
Edited by Jamie Epstein