Microsoft 365 Migration
Reduce Costly Mistakes When Migrating Your Business to Microsoft 365
Microsoft has been pushing Exchange to a Microsoft 365 migration to take advantage of cloud computing.
Small businesses, in particular, have flocked to the product. Sixty-one percent of small businesses use Office 365. Currently, 24% of medium-sized companies use the product, and 15% of large organizations use Office 365. Overall, deployments of Office 365 increased 21% last year.
5 Considerations During a Microsoft 365 Migration
- Mitigating Risk
- Data Loss
Having appropriate access to your business infrastructure and your domain is critical to success.
Microsoft 365 has failure points including email, security, and authentication. Unlike on-premises services where redundancies can be built in, with MS 365 when you’re down, you’re down. You need to have a plan in place to mitigate potential outages.
Spam filtering is a challenge with Microsoft 365. Whereas Exchange offers numerous choices for security, MS 365 offerings are more limited.
Data can get corrupted. Synching errors can occur. Employees can error. You need to prepare for data loss. It’s best to run your old system parallel to the new instance until everything is ironed out.
The size and complexity of your organization will impact how smoothly your Microsoft 365 migration goes. Other factors include your number of instances and versions of Exchange. Another consideration is skill gaps.
Exchange Server 2010 SP2 uses a wizard to reduce the steps required from roughly 50 to six. But advanced planning is still a must. There’s simply no one size fits all solution for a migration.
Ongoing training and access to expert resources are needed to learn and remain current.
We’ve helped businesses throughout Central PA and beyond with Microsoft 365 migrations. If you’d like some expertise to make sure your migration goes smoothly, give us a call.
Keep Your Sensitive Data Secure After Migration
With any cloud service, cybersecurity is a concern. Microsoft 365 is no exception. You need to take steps to harden security following migration. Doing so requires addressing identity and access management, Exchange, Sharepoint, and OneDrive.
5 Steps We’ll Take to Harden Your Security After an MS 365 Migration:
The above list only touches the surface concerning hardening Office 365. The complete list is extensive and includes other items like disabling unused apps, disabling third-party access, enabling security defaults, blacklisting malicious extensions, enabling DKIM, and more.
Having a Microsoft 365 expert evaluate your cybersecurity ensures valuable security layers don’t go unnoticed. One of our primary focuses during any Microsoft 365 migration is ensuring the product is hardened to reduce the chances of a cyber breach. Hardening protects both you and your customers’ sensitive data from cybercriminals.
You'll Get Greater Flexibility with MS365
As mentioned, Office 365 delivers numerous benefits, especially when compared to the leading competitor, G Suite.
Many small and medium-sized businesses switch from G Suite to Office 365 because they outgrow the platform. Expanding business requirements demand greater functionality than G Suite delivers without having to tack on third-party services that add unexpected costs.
7 Benefits of Microsoft 365
If you’re ready to take advantage of MS 365 benefits and looking for an IT company near you for support, talk to us. We’ll handle the entire Microsoft 365 migration for you, or we can help support your move.
Make Your Microsoft 365 Migration Seamless
As a managed service provider, we’ve helped clients in Harrisburg, York, Reading, Lebanon, Lancaster, and Allentown with Microsoft 365 migrations. We always focus on hardening your implementation to help eliminate any vulnerabilities associated with MS 365 and with cloud applications in general.
A lot of companies take on an Microsoft 365 migration only to run into issues. Don’t let that happen to you. Get in touch. We’ll make sure the process is seamless. And, we’ll harden your deployment to prevent cyber breaches.