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The Key Benefits of Migrating Content to Microsoft Office 365

When it comes to migrating information, there can be a lot of questions. Maybe you’re moving to a responsive web design or you’re consolidating websites. Whatever your situation is, there’s a lot that Office 365 can offer you. Moving to the Office 365 cloud comes with some key features and benefits. It has a user-friendly platform that offers you the chance to externalize your intranet with virtually free storage, saving your business time and money.

Security and Privacy

It’s important to determine the scope/complexity of your migration — what content needs to move and how is it going to be moved. The scope of your migration is critical because it allows you to move vital documents. During this step, it’s important to think about compliance. What files should be moved? Can you legally move that data? You’ll thank yourself you considered compliance when auditors evaluate your files. Once you gauge what you’ll migrate, you need to plan the duration of your move, or the time required to execute the content migration. In layman’s language, you get to put the burden of safeguarding your data to Microsoft Office 365. Security is priority. With Office 365, you’re using similar systems as other enterprises worldwide to help protect email, documents, data and networks. This collaborative environment puts a lot of control in each users hand, and allows for customization and security.

Metadata

Migration helps eliminate unnecessary content and gives your data a meaningful purpose. More importantly, it helps you identify and inject metadata into your migration. Metadata creates findability and enables searches, allowing for more exact, relevant searches.

Challenges

Depending on how you’re migrating content, it can be costly. It’s important to weigh your options. How do you handle projects? If you handle projects internally on a do-it-yourself basis, costs will be low. If you have a hybrid style to migrating content, where you use your staff and a purchased software, your costs will be higher. If you hire a consultant, your costs will be very high, but you’ll have a high return. You’ll be using established and tested tools, negating a lot of potential risks.

Find out more about how Office 365 can help with content migration by watching our webinar below.