“Vox Telecom and Global Micro have developed Office on Demand. It combines the best features of software as a service with the convenience of having the software locally installed,” says Jonathan Young, Microsoft Product Manager for Vox Telecom.
“Office on Demand is a software wrapper into which companies can place the applications of their choice – not only Microsoft Office, but 3rd party products, such as Pastel, as well. For a total of R139 a month, for example, they get Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and OneNote, as well as the wrapper.”
The wrapper creates a layer of password protection around the application, explains Young. “If you want the application, you pay your monthly fee and you get access. If you no longer want it, simply cancel the fee payment and your access gets turned off.”
Office on Demand includes a 1GB “virtual filing cabinet” so that important data can be easily stored in the cloud. “All your data is encrypted and secure – you and your associates can access it from anywhere in the world, [it’s] a truly secure solution.”