What Really Matters When Migrating to Office 365?

by | May 11, 2019 | Cloud, Governance, Office 365

Over the last few years I have been involved in some pretty large migration projects. With over one million users migrated to the cloud on my watch, across a number of customers. I would like to think I have more than enough experience to comment on what really matters when migrating to Microsoft 365.

In all of these projects I have heard the same rhetoric repeatedly, and I mean repeatedly, the same tick-list over and over from CIO’s across the world:

  • we want to save money
  • we want to work smarter
  • we want to improve our use of IT
  • we want to improve security
  • we want to keep up with our competitors
  • we want to …

Rarely so I hear the one thing that truly matters:

we want to improve the life of our users

That’s right. The life of your users.

Think about what you know about Microsoft 365. Rich features, geographic agnosticity, co-authoring, tight integration, familiarity, device independence, the list goes on.

Almost all of the features of Microsoft 365 improve the life of your users. Not just their working life, their ‘life’, life.

Improved productivity, simple remote working, ubiquitous device support all make the life of a user better which makes your user community happy.

Happy users bring all the benefits in the tick-list above. Funny that.

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