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Office 365 Migration

Is your network fit for Microsoft 365 migration?

Most organisations are now moving or planning their move to cloud-based applications, with Microsoft 365 implementation often being their single largest enterprise-wide such project. Implementing MS 365 may not be quite as straightforward as you might think if your existing network architecture isn’t quite up to scratch.

The difference between a quick success and a painful extended process.

Left unaddressed, you’ll soon hear complaints from your people that this new, better system isn’t anything like as fast or responsive as expected, that voice calls via Skype aren’t coming through well, or that accessing SharePoint and One Drive isn’t quite living up to its promise. Remote workers, in particular, will feel the pain as they still wrestle with VPN to provide their security. Having sold your organisation on the benefits of MS 365, this is the last place you want to be.

Square peg, round hole. You know the story.

Costly MPLS networks weren’t designed for the cloud and therefore if that’s what you’re relying on, you may have significant latency issues, as traffic is routed unnecessarily back and forth across your organisation, made worse if you have a global presence.

So how can you eliminate these issues and provide employees with direct internet access, wherever and whenever needed, whilst also ensuring local internet breakout security is at the highest level?

When you add to this increase in the use of surveillance and security video, customer support video and video from wearable devices, the challenge facing your network is huge. Equally the business benefits are clear – video provides a much more effective way to communicate, collaborate, build employee and customer relationships, all in an easily digestible form, regardless of device being used. Once again we see enterprise technology mirroring consumer technology and so expectations around video quality, internet speed and availability are as high within the enterprise as they are outside.

Your organisation may have found temporary solutions, but not ones that will suit your long term needs.

How can we Help?

SD-WAN technology can be deployed quickly, securely and with an array of modern SD-perimeter, access and ID management tools that go hand in hand. Meaning you can now achieve a more secure network that ever before. Employees can quickly connect to MS 365, ensuring you significantly enhance their user experience and importantly, achieve the full benefits from your investment. Contact Xalient’s SD-WAN experts to find out how we’re helping other large enterprises tackle this challenge.

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Mark Foulsham

Board Advisor, NED, COO/CIO, Fractional Support, Digital Leadership Coach

With a broad background as a COO/CIO/CDO, C-Suite Advisor, NED, Senior Transformation Leader and Coach, Mark tackles multiple fronts from the advantage of diverse experience in business operations, technology, procurement, delivery and risk. With a deep knowledge of business models from multiple sectors and extensive experience in fast-paced digital start-ups.

Mark’s work across extensive business types, functions and countries empowers him with experience to bear across silos. Mark has built a reputation for advocating cross-business collaboration, taking a pragmatic approach and championing transformative change.