Gartner Research

How to Evaluate Integrators' Cloud Office Migration Proposals

Published: 03 July 2017

ID: G00321574

Analyst(s): Adam Preset

Summary

Organizations migrating to Microsoft Office 365 or Google G Suite often use external system integrators or service providers to do the "heavy lifting." This report identifies what application leaders should look for in such companies and advises them how to assess statements of work.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Identify a Clear and Detailed Scope for the Cloud Office Migration
  • Ensure Smooth, Timely Coordination Between the Client Organization and the Integrator by Allocating Internal Resources Realistically
  • Evaluate Bids From Multiple Integrators by Weighing Their Different Approaches, Experience and Costs Against the Client Organization's Requirements and Expectations
    • Common Approaches and Statements of Work by Integrators
    • Costs by Type of Statement of Work
  • Exercise Due Diligence to Avoid Simple Errors

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.