Office 365 Implementation Plan: The Road to Your Office 365

When we talk about Office 365 and the move to the cloud with our clients we’re often surprised to hear how disparate their opinions are. They usually know of the business agility and potential cost savings that come with moving to the cloud but they’re unaware of what this type of move will actually entail and how to even begin the process.

One reason for that is there are many unanswered questions and misinformation surrounding the move. How will moving to Office in the cloud affect our business and IT teams? Do I have to move all my applications at once? How do I meet compliance requirements for my organization? How do I handle external users? How do I push this out to my end users? How do I increase adoption? How do I make my content available for staff?

The evolving nature of Office 365 with quarterly updates and feature add-ons or improvements, requires a planned approach for organizations that are looking for a comprehensive solution that will meet their information needs for the foreseeable future. The turn it on and go approach rarely works for long as internal teams often lack the knowledge and time to design a solution covering the infrastructure, applications and integration options that are required in a comprehensive Office 365 solution. The result of the turn it on and go approach is often a frustrated user base that is left wondering how to incorporate these new tools into their roles and as a result most of the options available to them are left unused and information is merely handled in the same manner as the previous system with all of its inherent problems and lack of findable and shareable content.

Every business operates differently and as a result no one Office 365 deployment will be the same as the next. Your Office 365 should depend solely on your needs and your business goals.

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