Canadian data stored on Canadian soil. If you run a small business in this country, that’s music to your ears.

Why should you care? Because Microsoft has just opened two new datacenters in Toronto and Quebec City. If you buy Office 365 today, you can rest assured that all your data and email will be safely stored in Canada. Until now, all Office 365 data in North America was stored in datacenters located across the United States.

Have you been leery about moving to Office 365? You’re not alone. A study by Microsoft showed that 45 percent of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) surveyed weren’t comfortable about storing their company’s information in the cloud.

Everyone is worried about data security. In fact, it’s one of the stumbling blocks for many companies that are considering a move to the cloud. Most people who are still running in-house servers feel their data is protected simply because it’s stored on-site. After all, they have firewalls and their servers are monitored and maintained on a regular basis. Some SMBs even have an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) that will monitor traffic flows in their network to detect and prevent security breaches. What they don’t understand is if the system breaks down, it could take a long time to get things up and running again. By storing data in a secure datacenter, you can be assured your data is protected.

A No-brainer for SMBs

Go ahead. Do what millions of other people are doing every month – store your data in the cloud with Office 365. And it’s more than just email. We’re talking about Microsoft’s full productivity suite — Word, Excel, PowerPoint and much more. Your applications will be up to date, all the time. Seriously, it’s a no-brainer for SMBs. One low cost; tons of benefits.
Storing data in Canada is a great idea, you say, but what if something goes wrong during the migration process? You can stop worrying right now. SherWeb has a top-notch migration team that will take care of everything. And it’s free! Our migration process is so streamlined that you won’t even notice the migration is taking place. We also guarantee there will be no technical impact or downtime.

We also offer top-notch technical support by one of the best support teams in the industry. Our support team will answer your questions by phone, email or chat in both English and French. We handle about 4,000 support tickets every month and we continue to rank high for our Net Promoter Score, a number that measures the quality of our customer service. Our current NP score is 70+, which is among the highest in the technology industry.

Isn’t it time you brought your data back home? On the other hand, if your business hasn’t made the move to the cloud, this is the perfect time to start thinking about it. A recent study by International Data Corporation showed that SMBs will spend $61 billion on cloud services in 2019. You can start the process with email. It’s one of the easiest services to move to the cloud!

Find out more about hosting your data in Canada.

Written by Sophie Furnival Content Specialist @ SherWeb

Sophie is SherWeb's Marketing Communications Strategist.