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How to Evaluate Integrators' Cloud Office Migration Proposals

Published: 03 July 2017

ID: G00321574

Analyst(s): Adam Preset


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



  • 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

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