How to Make Your Office 365 Migration Easier with an Expert Managed Service Provider

With the constant changes to the IT arena, many companies concentrate on being able to react to these changes swiftly, and to remain ahead of the curve. You simply have to these days, otherwise your competitors will harness the power of new technologies and make it even harder for you to retain your ground, much less expand it.

One example of how the IT terrain waits on no one is the phenomenon of Office 365 migration. Today, more and more companies than ever before are working with managed service providers to make this migration easier on their businesses and employees.

There are many reasons for this, but some of the most popular reasons are the reduction in personnel costs, reduction in consumption costs and the increase in efficiency that derives from using a service provider to help with migrating to Office 365. Let’s take a look at how you can hit the ground running, and make the move to Office 365 easier on your entire business.

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Choose and Appropriate Method to Drive Your Office 365 Migration

Perhaps one of the most important aspects of ensuring a smooth Office 365 migration is to select the best migration method. Your managed service provider should be able to provide you with the information needed to achieve just that.

Microsoft supports three main migration types. Let’s take a closer look at these types:

The Cutover Migration: A cutover migration is designed to be hassle-free. However, keep in mind that this migration method may not be the best choice for every company, even smaller businesses, as the migration needs to be achieved all at once;
The IMAP Migration: This method is designed for use in situations in which non-Microsoft Exchange mailboxes need to be migrated to Office 365;
Hybrid Migration: This is the most flexible migration type, but can also become quite complex.

Now Estimate the Time Commitment As Accurately As Possible

Once you decide on the best way forward in affecting your Office 365 migration, you need to come as close to an accurate estimate of the amount of time the process will take as possible, in order to ensure a smooth migration. To help with this, Microsoft released a chart which outlines the average throughput to be expected throughout an Office 365 migration.

It also pays never to skimp on your on the actual migration infrastructure. In order to perform a successful staged migration, there are certain infrastructure requirements you will have to adhere to. Even though the migration server could technically run over virtual hardware, it could be problematic doing so. However, when you work with a seasoned managed service provider, you don’t need to fret about this.

Choose Netsurit as Your Preferred Managed Service Provider for a Smooth Office 365 Migration

We are one of the undisputed leading managed service providers in South Africa. Our record speaks for itself, and we work hard to drive our clients’ businesses into the future with the very latest and most cutting edge managed service solutions. One area in which we excel is helping our clients manage their Office 365 migrations.

Our team brings decades of expertise and experience to every project we undertake. Let us help you manage your Office 365 migration, and minimise disruption to your organisation. Speak to us today to learn more about what we can do for you, and how we can be of benefit to your business. We look forward to hearing from you.

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