Did you know about the 3 roadblocks faced while migrating to O365?

Babita Kiran

The entire process of migrating to O365 can be complex enough as it is.

We know that migrating to O365, the cloud version of Microsoft from an on-premise environment has many useful and attractive benefits – flexibility to access the service anywhere, anytime, collaborating with your peers with much ease, organized structure for storing documents etc., are some of those benefits.

But this process of migration has some drawbacks which you’re bound to encounter. So, it’s time you realize and take the necessary steps.

Going hybrid

This is not a problem for those who decided to adapt to the cloud completely. Because there won’t be a need for them to build hybrid solutions. But, for organizations that want to migrate only some of their data to the cloud and keep the rest of the data on their On-premise system, this will turn out to be quite a challenge. This option is usually opted by large organizations who want to provide support to their employees working in the office as well as those who are working remotely.

A simple solution for this problem would be to make use of the Active Directory Federation Services to the full extent. This will enable you to access the O365 features as well as the On-premise features without any complexities.

Shortage of bandwidth

Organizations that have a huge amount of data to migrate but have smaller bandwidths, majorly face the challenge. A short bandwidth means migration of the organization’s data is going to take a lot of time. This might delay the overall working processes of the businesses.

An easy way to optimize this problem is to use tools that are specifically designed to migrate SharePoint data. These tools are designed to meet the needs of various organizations, irrespective of their size.

Security

The first thought that comes to many people’s minds when they hear the word “Cloud” is security. People automatically assume that security is going to be a major concern when migrating to the Cloud. But, this is not true when it comes to Office 365. Because Microsoft developed their Cloud version of SharePoint with an impenetrable security system. The Cloud is designed in such a way that, you need to have access to perform any kind of action- be it just view or edit a document. So, let go of your fears and embrace the Cloud and take advantage of its many features without any doubts.

Migrating to the Cloud has its own challenges, but, ultimately, the results are worth the difficulty. However, you can also go for the much easier option, i.e., opting a tool built exclusively for SharePoint Migration. One such tool is the Saketa SharePoint Migrator, which is developed to provide a solution to all the problems encountered while migrating.

Check out the Saketa SharePoint Migrator here.

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