5 Tips to Avoid Office 365 Deployment Pitfalls
Cloud computing carries a big promise: the removal of information technology (IT) burdens such as running internal servers and dedicating IT staff to back-end administrative tasks.
The good news is that cloud solutions like Microsoft’s Office 365 can indeed cut IT overhead, provided they are done right. The bad news: if you leap into a cloud solution without addressing vital IT considerations, you could face technology limitations and complexities down the road.
It starts with understanding what you really need in terms of capabilities and scalability. You also need to plan well for a smooth migration and create a cohesive, non-disruptive end-user experience.
Here are some factors to consider if you are looking to move to Office 365:
None of these assessment factors is an insurmountable barrier to gaining significant value from Office 365. But if you ignore them, they can easily turn into pitfalls that disrupt and add costs to a rollout.
Overall, Office 365 has great potential — it reduces your IT burden while giving you access to the latest software on multiple devices. Just take the time to avoid these pitfalls, make sure all critical factors get addressed, and consider bringing in a proven IT Managed Services partner to guide you through a smooth deployment.