When it comes to cloud-based collaboration and productivity solutions, Microsoft Office 365 stands apart from other providers. The platform enjoys worldwide acceptance across a variety of industries and functions.
Before any organization plans to migrate to Office 365, however, a proper plan must be put in place to ensure that the system will meet certain requirements.
Questions regarding the security, management, and support of Office 365 are often asked when a transition is about to take place.
Here are 8 important considerations that need to be taken when you are planning to move to Microsoft Office 365. These considerations also highlight the role that a managed service provider will play before, during and after the transition.
#1 The first consideration is to select the right plan that suits the requirements of the organization. There is no single plan for Office 365, hence an organization must map the features it needs to its specific requirements.
#2 Once the plan is decided, then the next step is to do a complete evaluation from the perspective of features and cost.
#3 The third step is to set up the accounts, access levels, security parameters, and any other integrations. Once this is done, the transition from the current system to the cloud can commence.
#4 Usually organizations focus on email as the first application while doing the transition. They should, however, look beyond email to focus on other applications necessary for their specific business.
#5 Set up different user permissions based on the plan that has been selected.
#6 Configure the right security measures, firewalls, and protocols to avoid data breaches or hacks.
#7 MSPs will play a critical role during the time that support is provided to the end user regarding usage of the new Office 365 system.
#8 Finally, to leverage it as a true collaboration platform, Microsoft Office 365 must be integrated seamlessly with third-party applications and other in-house systems.
For more information on how Microsoft Office 365 can be successfully migrated, check out the link below.