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Reduce Costs by Deciding What Data to Migrate to Cloud Office

Published: 03 November 2016

ID: G00314211

Analyst(s): Gavin Tay , Adam Preset , Alan Dayley


Organizations often migrate all or some of their data when adopting cloud office (Microsoft Office 365 or Google G Suite). Yet, infrastructure and operations leaders must consider the impact of high migration costs, data relevancy, risk and regulatory compliance that may drive them to start afresh.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


  • Case Study: Ahold Delhaize

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The high cost of cloud office data migration is forcing cloud office leaders to determine how much data to migrate
  • The speed at which content is created, shared and evolved is prompting cloud office leaders to focus on data relevancy instead of opting to "migrate everything"
  • Fear of risk and regulatory compliance, coupled with cloud office's ease of use, is altering the decision of cloud office leaders to declutter, archive and start afresh

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