Microsoft Office 365 – Consider for MigrationEunike Kristiono
Security and Compliance
The first thing that concerns companies when going to migrate and use Cloud services is Security and Compliance issues. Why is that? Due to the security of data from an organization is a very sensitive thing to be noticed. But when we try to survey the IT / Security Department of an organization, you will find most of them support to move to a larger Cloud service like Microsoft. One of the services of the Microsoft Cloud is Office 365 where tenants will be more secure than on-premise services.
Why and how does this happen? The answer is that Microsoft has made every effort to ensure that the technology that stores the data of a company is more secure. Their infrastructure is the best, highly available, redundant, and patched.
Further consideration when there are plans to move to the clouds service is the cost. Some organizations will immediately re-think when will move services to Office 365 due to cost issues. In reality, such costs will remain as in on-premise services. The advantage of using cloud services is that organizations no longer need to provide server and storage purchases, patching, Windows maintenance, data-center cooling and have staff to run it all.
In other words, this shifts from Capital to Operational budget of a company.
It’s important to consider whether there will be a problem with functionality when moving to Office 365. But generally you will find common ground in working when using previous Microsoft products within an organization.
But surely there are some functional differences that need to be considered before deployment, as follows;
- Do you need a seamless experience, so that your business users can still access all their information as if it was on-premises? In most cases the answer to this question is a resounding yes, so make sure you research and implement identity options such as Active Directory Federation Services or similar. Having a plan to provide the single sign on experience your users expect is fundamental to the success of your project.
- Prior to the implementation phase, it is strongly recommended to create a Pilot Project and pre-deployment so that it is expected to be tested prior to implementation. Then required feedback from the Organization to determine the success in the project.
- It is necessary to know that in Microsoft Office 365 there is no Backup process even though the server side has redundancy data, high availability. Before you can decide whether you will feel comfortable without Backup. It is worth taking the time to learn how Microsoft works and compare it to the needs of the Organization so that it can meet your organization’s operational expectations.
Should we consider hosted email, too? Office 365 vs Hosted Exchange.
Choosing the right cloud solution for your business email can be hard, considering the different offers you have to look at. Which option is the best for you? You can only answer that question if you have a clear list of your needs. If you’ve been hosting your own email servers on-premises for some time and plan to migrate to the cloud, your needs will be different compared to a company that is building its IT services from scratch. Depending on the industry regulations you have to follow, you might be faced with more constraints (e.g., email retention policies, encryption policies). And, depending on your business organization, you’ll have other issues to deal with (office branches, complex communication processes, etc.).
what’s the difference?
Microsoft Office 365 (Choose Office 365 when innovation Driving your Business)
Your staff really needs to stay on top of new technologies, you’ll be happy with Office 365! Some Of Feature is Lots of Apps, Always the latest Version, Free Upgrades,
Microsoft Exchange Server (Choose Hosted Exchange when looking for stability and change control
Consider Hosted Exchange to plan your changes and upgrades at your preferred pace (Multiple Choice, Assisted Migration, Email First).
Does Cloud Service can affect to your Job?
Does cloud really have the potential to take away our jobs in IT? First, the reality is that we are a long way off from any organization moving to All Cloud, and there is still much to learn and do should we actually get there. Keep in mind that as we shift to a cloud strategy it means that technical staff has the time and opportunity to expand their wings and learn other types of technology.
Even in the event that someday we see All Organizations achieving an All Cloud strategy, there is still work to be done—consider cloud to cloud migrations, for example. Also remember that IT supports the business, and that businesses runs on technology.