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4 Reasons why Business Leaders Choose Microsoft 365

Why Microsoft 365 and why now?

Microsoft 365 technology helps organizations achieve more with world-class security, collaborative apps, and intelligent cloud solutions. For the 5th consecutive year, Microsoft has been recognized as a leader (top right quadrant) in multiple Gartner Magic Quadrants, including Endpoint Protection and Cloud AI Developer Services. IT leaders are recognizing Microsoft 365 security solutions as strong options for consolidating 3rd party tools, increasing Microsoft licensing ROI, and streamlining technologies. With everything needed for effective intra-organizational communication and collaboration, Microsoft 365 continues to be a top choice for organizations of all sizes, across industries, backed with advanced security every step of the way.

While the applications for word processing, spreadsheet calculations, and slide presentations are comparable to other productivity suites, Microsoft 365 sets itself apart in other ways.

Our team compiled a list of the TOP 4 REASONS business leaders are choosing Microsoft 365 over competing productivity suites– let’s run through them!

  1. SECURITY

    First and foremost, Microsoft 365 was designed with cloud security in mind. With built-in security features, such as Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Privileged Identity Management (PIM), advanced threat protection, conditional access, and Single Sign-On (SSO), Microsoft pulls out all the stops to protect customer organizations.

  2. Single-Vendor Approach

    Streamline IT operations with the plan to remove unnecessary 3rd party vendors with Microsoft 365! Microsoft has all the tools to keep your business operations safe and productive. Take the next step to simplify your infrastructure, architecture, technology management, and security solutions with ONE vendor. Scale your security operations with everything you need under one umbrella!

  3. Cost and Budgets

    Eliminate redundant solutions, support IT operations with partner services, and protect your users with Microsoft 365. Offering a variety of subscription plans to fit the size and needs of your organization, we connect you with the tools and resources that help you identify and pay for what you need. You can track resource usage and manage costs across your organization in a single, unified view. Many competing solutions often require additional third-party services that lead to unexpected costs.

  4. End User Management

    Microsoft 365 protects your people, apps, devices, and data with a ZERO TRUST security approach…trust nothing, verify everything! Microsoft and Forsyte approach security with NO additional required solutions. Microsoft recognizes the importance of following the end-users at the identity level – we stress the importance of tracking end-users wherever they go and whatever device they use to log into your organization. Get peace of mind with trusted security that protects the business without disrupting work. Microsoft’s security policies, such as MFA and SSO, secure end users whether they are working – from the office, traveling the globe, or simply working remotely.

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Whether it be to meet security and compliance requirements, simplify workflow, or minimize costs, there are many reasons why IT leaders are choosing the combination of Microsoft 365 + Forsyte I.T. Solutions. At Forsyte, we have seen an influx in organizations looking to migrate away from Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) and onto Microsoft 365 to curb costs and security vulnerabilities.

Why are more organizations considering migrating away from Google Workspace?

  • Google is increasing its costs for all industries
    • NOTE: Education was excluded from rising costs, but not anymore
  • More Google storage will likely now be accompanied by additional fees
  • Cloud-only applications limit user access
  • Security and data protection is not included in the basic setup

What does a Google to Microsoft migration with Forsyte look like?

  1. Streamlined envisioning and planning with advanced migration engineers.
  2. Initial discovery and data assessments outline what needs to be migrated.
  3. Fully customized migration plans.
  4. Fast, efficient, and dedicated managed migration services.
    • This eliminates the need for in-house migration resources and fills the skills gap to facilitate a quick managed migration.
  5. Microsoft funding opportunities may be available depending on your Microsoft licenses and size.
  6. Reach out to Microsoft Gold Partner, Forsyte I.T. Solutions, for more information.

Forsyte’s Guardian 365 security managed services supports Microsoft 365 and creates a better experience for your IT team to manage, monitor, and utilize your Microsoft 365 security solutions by putting compiling data reporting, threat identification, attack simulation, and more … all in one dashboard.

Forsyte I.T. Solutions is a trusted Microsoft Gold Partner, delivering accessible and scalable cloud-based IT solutions and managed services. Whether you’re looking to migrate from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365, or simply maximize your current Microsoft 365 investment, Forsyte has the tools and team to support your plans.

To learn more about migrating to Microsoft 365 from Google, please contact our team at info@forsyteit.com.

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