Have you been able to migrate your business to Office 365? It is a popular set of cloud-based solutions for a variety of business needs – world-class email with a large amount of storage, a package of necessary software (including the basics like Word, Outlook, and Excel), and various file-sharing and communications options.
You may find that Office 365 is a good choice for your business. But how will you migrate to it successfully? Mistakes made during migration can lead to costly downtime, delays, and data loss.
Three things you should consider when migrating to Office 365:
- How to measure the success of the migration. There’s more to migration than ensuring that the new software solutions work properly. You also have to consider whether the migration is furthering your business goals. How will you measure success? Maybe you’ll pay attention to whether productivity has increased in a number of ways, or that you’re saving on costs over time.
- Checking that your system can accommodate the changes. Migration to new cloud-based software will affect how you use and allocate your IT resources. Will your network support the changes, as you use the new software across different devices, both at the office and remotely? Are you keeping potential security vulnerabilities and performance weaknesses in mind?
- Accounting for software integration. You may want to integrate Office 365 with Dropbox, for example. Do you know how to this, and which accounts/apps need to sync up for you to get your work done effectively? In any situation where you’re considering software integration and add-ons, be sure to factor in any additional costs. The Office 365 plan you choose can also affect software compatibility.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for further advice and assistance. To make the most of Office 365, and to ensure that the migration takes place successfully, you need to plan carefully and consider all the important factors.