What to Think of When Considering Office 365 or Google Apps for Work

Archived Published: 17 July 2015 ID: G00268856

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Many organizations are considering a move to cloud-based collaboration and communications products, primarily Google Apps for Work or Microsoft Office 365. This analysis describes what collaboration planners should think about when considering such a move.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Check for Potential Showstoppers From Compliance, Privacy, Legal and HR
    • Determine Licensing Questions
    • Understand Potential Feature Gaps
    • Identify Potential Compatibility and Infrastructure Issues
    • Examine Directory Services for SaaS Suitability
    • Assess Network Topology and Capacity
    • Develop a Migration Strategy
    • Investigate Support and Migration Services
    • Determine How Cloud Office Capabilities Can Improve Employee Agility and Innovation
  • Case Study
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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