Many organizations are recognizing the benefits of moving to Office 365—network accessibility anywhere at any time, easy email access both inside and outside of your organization, as well as reducing operations and management overhead. Office 365 simplifies activities like managing Exchange, but migrating your productivity environment to the cloud raises some serious business challenges to ensure that you remain productive and protected before, during, and after your migrations.
1- Understand that migrating to Office 365 is a significant undertaking for many organizational stakeholders, including the IT department, the security group, compliance and eDiscovery teams, among others.
2- Be clear on the business drivers for migrating to Office 365.
3- Decision makers will need to plan their migration to Office 365, taking into consideration the multifaceted requirements of many users.
4- Moreover, they will need to manage the migration process internally or hire a solid experienced partner to manage it for them.
To make sense of all the “moving parts” to Office 365 and helping you make the right choices that will enhance your environment, we’ve developed a simple strategy of prepare, migrate, and operate to get you to Office 365 efficiently and once there, operate securely and productively:
Prepare — Prepare your data by identifying legacy email data, locating PST files, and determining what to migrate, what to keep, and where to keep it (i.e., how to avoid expensive “forklift” cloud uploads). Prepare your network by ensuring it will support the high-speed internet connections that Office 365 expects and that you can manage bandwidth on a per-user, per application basis.
Migrate — During your migration phase – which may be weeks or months, and may be a staged migration or even a hybrid where you combine on-premises Exchange servers.
Exchange Online – how do you continue to support and manage users in both worlds, and to whom should you turn for the outside services necessary for a clean and efficient migration.
Operate — Once in Office 365, assuring total email security, achieving robust compliance and discovery, securing your most sensitive and critical data, and providing backups so you can restore data losses due to human errors or network glitches.
Thursday Aug 4th
11:30am – 1:30pm
11:00 AM: Registration
11:30 AM: Presentation and lunch
1:00 PM: Q&A
345 Route 101
Amherst New Hampshire 03031