As organizations move systems and processes from predominantly on-premises environments to cloud-based applications and platforms, they often fail to fully understand the impacts these changes have on their existing processes and IT operations. For example, your legacy administration tools may offer an “upgrade” to the vendor’s cloud version, yet it lacks feature parity. Reporting and executive dashboards may require an overhaul, as your new SaaS platform does not provide the same level of granularity as your legacy system.
Future planning requires a thorough understanding of what is in place today. Creating a baseline of your current systems is an important aspect to tracking the success of any future changes – and it should include comparison data from other organizations in the community, and within your industry. On the topics of governance, security, and compliance, that’s exactly what we’re trying to provide: a baseline for Office 365 customers.