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You've Decided to Run Both Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite — Now What?

Published: 15 June 2017

ID: G00262766

Analyst(s): Adam Preset , Achint Aggarwal


One cloud office suite may not meet the preferred choice of all employees, so some strategies include both Microsoft and Google. Application leaders can use this research to establish best practices for tackling the myriad challenges of coexistence and managing fragmentation.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Minimize Resource Requirements by Designing Foundational Elements Such as Identity, Provisioning, Account Life cycle and Operations in Consistent and Standardized Ways
  • Maximize Interoperability by Integrating or Federating With Standards-Based Mechanisms, Falling Back to Internal Best Practices When Vendor Products Will Not Interoperate
  • Mitigate the Risk of End-User Issues by Monitoring and Communicating the Practical Problems and Workarounds to End Users and Help Them Make Appropriate Choices

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