Why partner with an MSP when migrating to Office 365?Why should you move to Office 365 when you already have a perfectly good solution? And why should you use a Managed Services Provider (MSP) to implement it?

The answer is really simple: You get so much more with Office 365.

Launched in 2011, Office 365, has turned into the industry standard cloud-based business productivity solution. As well as the usual applications; Word, Excel. PowerPoint and email, it provides an additional number of advanced services:

  • Exchange
  • SharePoint
  • Skype for Business
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Yammer (like an internal Twitter)
  • Teams
  • OneNote

You also get the following:

  • Online video conference and meetings for up to 250 people
  • Email security in the form of anti-phishing, malware and spam and DKIM
  • 50GB email hosting and custom email domain
  • 1TB storage
  • GDPR and regulatory compliance tools: reporting, data governance, data loss prevention and data privacy

Choosing a Managed Services Provider to partner with is key

An MSP will help you decide and configure the correct Office 365 licensing combinations to suit your financial services requirements. It will also help you avail of the advanced features and productivity solutions.

Your partner will further advise you on how to further protect Office 365 using multi-factor authentication to combat the increase in phishing attacks targeting Office 365 users. Trilogy recommends Duo’s Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). Since access to data is not granted until an additional challenge has been satisfied, accounts are better protected.

Office 365 has matured over the last 8 years, yet over 80% of financial services organisations don’t use its full potential. It’s an excellent group of services which drive organisational growth and productivity, while helping you to meet GDPR, regulatory and security requirements.

By John Casey, Trilogy Technologies.