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Cloud Computing and SaaS

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Cloud Computing places information systems with high level interfaces and elastic scalability in professionally managed datacenters.

This contrasts with the old paradigm of keeping information systems on computers located in your business.

There are some big advantages to moving information systems to the cloud:

  • You can access them from anywhere
  • They function even during a power or telecommunications outage
  • Everything below the application layer is abstracted away
  • Paid for in small monthly subscriptions based on user count

Many business information systems may be located in the cloud. Email is the most common cloud-based information system, and it's required in our technology stack.

We are a Google and a Microsoft partner and fully support both Google Workspace and Microsoft 365.

Important

Bitstream will handle all setup, billing, and maintenance.

Google Workspace

Google Workspace is a collection of productivity and collaboration tools and products developed by Google; formerly known as G-Suite. Google Workspace consists of Gmail, Contacts, Calendar, Meet and Chat for communication; Drive for storage; and the Google Docs suite for content creation.

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Bitstream is a Google Cloud Partner and offers full management of Google Workspace.

Editions and Pricing

Business Starter Business Standard Business Plus
$6 / user / month $12 / user / month $18 / user / month
Custom and secure business email Custom and secure business email Custom and secure business email + eDiscovery, retention
100 participant video meetings 150 participant video meetings + recording 250 participant video meetings + recording, attendance tracking
30 GB cloud storage per user 2 TB cloud storage per user 5 TB cloud storage per user
Security and management controls Security and management controls Enhanced security and management controls, including Vault and advanced endpoint management

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) is the subscription service offered by Microsoft as part of the Microsoft Office product line.

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Bitstream is a Microsoft Partner and offers full management of Microsoft 365.

Editions and Pricing

Exchange Online (Plan 1) Microsoft 365 Business Basic Microsoft 365 Business Standard Microsoft 365 Business Premium
$4 /user / month $6 / user / month $15 / user / month $20 / user / month
Secure and reliable business-class email with a 50 GB mailbox per user. Best for businesses that need easy remote solutions, with Microsoft Teams, secure cloud storage, and Office Online (desktop versions not included). Best for businesses that need full remote work and collaboration tools including Microsoft Teams, secure cloud storage, business email, and premium Office applications across devices. Best for businesses that require secure, remote work solutions with everything included in Business Standard, plus advanced cyberthreat protection and device management.
Web and mobile versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint included. Full Desktop Office apps included - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access Full Desktop Office apps included - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access
More details: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/business/compare-all-microsoft-365-business-products