Things to Consider when Migrating to Office 365 - Buchanan Technologies, Inc. - ContactCenterWorld.com Blog
Your organization has decided to transition to Office 365. As any organization knows from experience, no matter the size, change is a process that requires careful research, planning and resources for a successful execution. The devil is in the details. So, when planning any migration, what are the main high-level considerations for a smooth move with minimal to no growing pains?
First and foremost, be sure you’ve done your research.
When migrating to Office 365, there is not a “one size fits all” solution for every organization. Each organization has a unique set of needs and infrastructure requirements. Consulting with an experienced IT solutions company, like Buchanan, will ensure that all bases are covered from the most minute technical details to large scale considerations such as security.
Questions to consider include:
- What are your organization’s goals and expectations?
- What is your timeline?
- Have you set a budget?
- Do you have existing licenses, do you need more, and will they need to be managed on a monthly basis?
- What will your onboarding process be? Has it been identified?
- What about end-user support? Who will handle questions upon execution?
- Do you have the internal resources and knowledge to keep the plan on track and on budget?
Answering these questions, and more will help develop a realistic execution plan which will, in the short- and long-run, ease the migration process. Perhaps you have all the manpower in-house, but just need a plan of execution. Perhaps you need a hybrid approach, where you can handle some elements in-house and need to outsource others. Or perhaps outsourcing all of the components of the process is the right solution.
As with many transitions, there may be bumps along the road, but the key is to minimize them and keep the big picture in mind. Set your organization up for success by effectively planning and engaging the right resources, so it’s smooth sailing ahead.
Contact Buchanan Technologies for your O365 Consultation
Publish Date: January 5, 2016 5:00 AM
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