GroupWise to Microsoft 365 Migration Basics

By |2022-12-07T17:12:01-05:00December 7th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

For organizations using legacy systems like GroupWise, Microsoft 365 offers clear benefits, from improved eDiscovery to scalability and easy remote access. However, migrating from GroupWise presents unique challenges. Understanding and following GroupWise to Microsoft 365 Migration basics will help smooth the way to a successful migration. GroupWise Presents Critical Limitations While GroupWise has powered corporate email systems for decades, an infrastructure designed for 1980s workloads struggles to handle modern demands. In particular, GroupWise personal archives present potentially costly issues. In the first place, end users manage their own archives. That means that very little maintenance occurs. And when users continue

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4 Ways to Effectively Overcome Microsoft 365 Adoption Hurdles

By |2022-11-30T16:55:45-05:00November 30th, 2022|Cyber-Security, Microsoft 365|

Microsoft 365 provides organizations with a host of features to improve work life. But if employees choose not to use the tools available, they miss out on collaboration benefits and create security problems. Fortunately, by presenting multi-faceted training, involving the right people, and communicating effectively, organizations can accelerate Microsoft 365 adoption. Companies move to Microsoft 365 to tap into a variety of benefits. Some hope to improve productivity. Others need to stay competitive and support remote work by moving to the cloud. But along with the clear benefits, changing office technology affects day-to-day work life for employees in significant ways.

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5 Reasons Email Migrations Fail and How to Ensure Success

By |2022-11-22T18:05:55-05:00November 22nd, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365|

Migrating to the cloud brings significant benefits in terms of accessibility and scalability. Employees expect to be able to catch up on email from anywhere, and remote work makes the cloud indispensable. But migration can prove more complicated than expected. Explore several key reasons email migrations fail and learn what to do to experience a smooth transition. 1. Lack of Planning Unsurprisingly, a failure to plan almost guarantees that the migration will experience lengthy downtime, unexpected delays, lost data, and user frustration. On the other hand, successful migrations begin with a clear understanding of the current environment and a detailed

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How to Prepare for Microsoft 365 Migration Success

By |2022-11-16T13:34:50-05:00November 16th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

You know the benefits of a Microsoft 365 migration. You probably also know that migrating to Microsoft 365, no matter what platform you migrate from, brings challenges. But when organizations take the time to plan and prepare for Microsoft 365 Migration, and when they use the right tools, the process can go smoothly. First, take time to figure out the scope of the project. Ask the right questions and involve the right people. This will help you in choosing the best migration tool for the job. Then, take the time to clean up the old environment and set up the

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Microsoft Entra Simplifies Identity Management While Improving Security

By |2022-11-29T08:55:32-05:00November 9th, 2022|Cyber-Security, Privacy, Technology|

Thousands of organizations already depend on Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for identity and access management. But they may not be aware of all that Azure AD provides or of additional identity management services now available. The Microsoft Entra product family, including Azure AD, provides a streamlined identity platform while strengthening security. Cloud migration and remote work have changed the face of cyber security forever. Even a small to medium business must manage access for thousands of identities, from employees to contractors, devices, and services. However, traditional methods for verifying identity and managing permissions are labor-intensive and leave too many

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Tech-driven Internal Data Processes Deliver Significant eDiscovery Time and Cost Savings

By |2022-11-14T02:10:18-05:00November 2nd, 2022|eDiscovery, Technology|

For many organizations, the prospect of collecting and submitting data for pending litigation can prove daunting. Rapidly expanding caches of unstructured data, combined with remote work and increasing regulatory controls make information governance both critical and challenging. But enhancing internal data processes with the right technology brings eDiscovery time and cost savings. Consider the scenario of an organization scrambling to respond to a data request without an understanding of what sensitive data exists and where to find it. They may incur penalties by missing key deadlines or skipping critical data. On the other hand, a clear picture of the data

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Protect Business from Risky App Usage with Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps

By |2022-11-01T10:34:56-04:00October 26th, 2022|Cyber-Security, Safety and Cyber Security|

Modern workers have thousands of apps at their disposal to help them collaborate and to streamline their work. However, when they use apps not sanctioned and controlled by the organization, they introduce risk. Wise administrators take a balanced approach to risky app usage by combining technology with user education and open communication. Shadow IT refers to the apps, devices, and other technology that employees use without the knowledge of the IT department. Often, employees use unsanctioned apps to increase their efficiency or because the approved apps feel too complex or lack desired features. Unfortunately, the employees may not recognize the

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Compliance Program for Microsoft Cloud Offers Personalized Services to Address Compliance Risk

By |2022-11-01T10:40:40-04:00October 19th, 2022|Data Compliance, Microsoft 365|

Cloud migration offers a host of benefits for organizations, particularly in an increasingly mobile landscape. However, the hybrid cloud environment brings added compliance risk. Previously, Microsoft offered a compliance program just for the financial services industry. In the past year, they expanded the Compliance Program for Microsoft Cloud to help customers in all industries. The Compliance Program offers personalized, subscription-based regulatory guidance for customers across the spectrum. This includes assistance with navigating the complexity involved in onboarding to any Microsoft Cloud. It also includes ongoing expert advice and community connections to assist with maintaining compliance and addressing cloud security. The

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6 Tips to Get Started with Compliance in Microsoft 365

By |2022-11-01T10:43:19-04:00October 10th, 2022|Data Compliance, Microsoft 365|

Microsoft provides a host of tools for managing risks, governing sensitive data, and maintaining regulatory compliance. When properly set up, the Microsoft Purview compliance portal provides powerful insights and solutions. The tips in this article will help your organization get the most out of and get started with compliance in Microsoft 365. 1. Know Your Starting Point To outline a roadmap for achieving compliance, you first need to determine the current state of compliance in the organization. Conducting a proactive compliance audit can provide a starting point by highlighting risks and identifying areas for improvement. Additionally, the Microsoft Purview Compliance

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