Considerations for Office 365 migration in London

Thinking about Office 365 migration in London? Cloud platforms, Office 365 in particular, offer many fantastic advantages for businesses of all sizes, but it’s not always plain sailing. Forewarned is forearmed, so read on to learn about some of the more common concerns Office 365 users could encounter.

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Customisation/Functionality Limitations

Microsoft has done a great job of creating a suite of cloud-based Office tools that both offer much of the functionality found in the desktop version of the product and add a host of features that only cloud computing can offer. However, if your business depends on a highly customised deployment of some of the Office tools, you need to check if your customisation can be integrated into Office 365 or if there is another way to support your business need.

Similarly, you may find that some of the functionality your users rely on in the desktop Office suite has not been rolled out in Office 365. Addressing this may be as simple as educating your users on alternative approaches to their work processes. Your London managed services provider should be able to help with this.

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Compliance Limitations

Most of the apps and services in Office 365 already meet requirements under a range of international, regional, and industry-specific compliance standards. However, it is worth confirming that any compliance needs you have will be supported through an Office 365 migration in London. The best way to confirm this is with Microsoft or your Office 365 consultant.

Ownership and Performance Concerns

Your Office 365 will be hosted by Microsoft. That means you won’t have total control over the software or the servers. If you need new features, you will have to address that with Microsoft. Also, though Microsoft offers a 99.9% uptime in its SLA, if there are performance issues, you’ll be depending on Microsoft to address them.

With your on-premises software solutions, you control the deployment. Though that could mean your applications suffer from lack of updates, it also means that your solution changes only when you want it to. With Office 365, you’ll need to accept that Microsoft will be keeping its solution updated much more frequently, and not when you decide it should happen. The best way to address this concern is with a hybrid deployment, which allows you to retain control over the on-premises aspect of your deployment.

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The number of happy customers who have enjoyed the benefits of Office 365 migration in London is rising all the time. As long as you understand the reality, you too can enjoy the fruits of Microsoft’s cloud-based Office tools. Wem Technology Ltd can help you go in with your eyes open. To learn more, get in touch today.