Office 365 provides the best collaborative SaaS solution on the market. Keep in mind that a Microsoft SLA is only valid within a Microsoft datacenter. Once outside it, and without the GSX Robot User User, you have no data and hence no visibility into the quality of the service delivered to the end-user.
The United States government is starting to take its own technology infrastructure more seriously, increasing its focus on security and efficiency by moving away from outdated IT systems. Next year, the federal technology budget could increase by up to $1.6 billion, to a total of $95.7 billion a year. The U.S. government plans to move agencies off of legacy IT systems that are eating up budgets, and onto more secure, cloud-based systems.
If you’re considering making the big move to Microsoft Office 365, it’s important to know what the process entails and where costs may be hiding before you take the leap. Unfortunately, far too many customers migrate to Office 365 before they are ready. Knowing what surprises could be in store is crucial to helping you make successful decisions when preparing for your move to the cloud.
The wave of migration to Microsoft Office 365 has progressed aggressively, supported by the active partner ecosystem. There have been numerous advantages to moving to Office 365. Organizations with complex messaging and collaboration infrastructures have also made the move to cloud, and have been successful in implementation due to strong technical expertise from Microsoft and Service providers.
We all know there is a huge shift to the cloud as more and more companies are realizing the potential of cloud based solutions.
However, we here at the GSX Solutions Professional Services team recently came across a number of potential concerns that many of our customers and partners have had regarding their planned or in process migrations.
Today, I’d like to highlight and address some of those concerns as well as discuss the phases of an Office 365 migration.
I’ll also talk about some available tools from Microsoft that can help before, during and after an Office 365 migration.
GSX is the watchful eye for all IT administrators, letting them manage the quality of service (QoS) of their business applications. That being said, let's take a step back analyze the day-to-day challenges facing IT administrators.