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

Published: 17 July 2015

ID: G00268856

Analyst(s): Achint Aggarwal, Jeffrey Mann


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.

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  • Key Challenges



  • 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

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