Office 365 migration in London, if done right, can be a boon to costs and efficiency. Done wrong, however, and it can be a nightmare. Here are some powerful tips for handling your migration to Office 365 that will help you make the most of managed IT services.
Don’t Do It All Yourself
Most of us are so used to MS Office and much of its functionality that we tend to assume all aspects of the Office 365 suite are simple and powerful. To a large extent, this is true. However, when it comes to migrating from your existing platform to the power of Office 365, getting it right requires following some important principles. Especially for small and medium-sized businesses, the chances are that you won’t have sufficient in-house expertise to avoid some pitfalls. That’s why you shouldn’t try to do it all yourself.
Make the Most of Managed Services
Your managed service provider (MSP) has a wealth of expertise and skills when it comes to Office 365 migration in London. Make the most of that resource. Contact your provider and explain your situation. They are sure to be able to provide the help you need.
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Anybody who has worked in carpentry or construction understand this rule: measure twice, cut once. Do not attempt to migrate to Office 365 without first taking the measure of your requirements and laying out a plan for the migration. Your managed IT services provider will no doubt ask questions that will require an analysis of internal requirements, but you need to make sure that preparation has been done.
Check Third-Party Compatibility
As part of your requirements-gathering phase in the analysis we just discussed above, you need to identify any third-party solutions your organisation is using. The compatibility of these tools with Office 365 needs to be checked.
Identify Appropriate Migration Tools
Undertaking your migration to Office 365 will require some migration tools. Don’t expect it to be ‘simply’ a matter of ticking some boxes and hitting some buttons. Your analysis should help you identify the tools that will ease the speed and success of your migration.
Pick Your Plan
For most small and medium-sized businesses, Office 365 Business, Business Premium, or Business Essentials will do the trick but don’t forget to consider your needs in the longer-term.
Plan for Success
Failing to plan is planning to fail--- and this is certainly true for Office 365 migration in London. You can make the most of managed IT services by planning properly for your move. Helping you undertake the smoothest, most successful migration is part of what we do at Wem Technology. To learn more, get in touch today.