Trends Report

Market Overview: Microsoft Office 365 Implementation Partner Ecosystem

Microsoft's Traditional Partners Evolve To Help Clients Chart A Minimally Disruptive Path To The Cloud

January 15th, 2014
With contributors:
Khalid Kark , Kelsey Murphy

Summary

Microsoft Office 365's familiar user interfaces, multiple security certifications, and hybrid cloud/on-premises deployments are a few of the ways Microsoft has made it easier for IT leaders to use the portfolio. However, CIOs still need assistance navigating the differences between on-premises and cloud environments, as well as moving their collaboration workloads off-premises. Microsoft's traditional partner ecosystem is evolving to meet these needs. So how is the partner ecosystem developing? And what capabilities are necessary to help a CIO take advantage of the cloud? This report provides IT leaders with an overview of the Office 365 implementation partner ecosystem, highlighting some of the prominent players. This information can help guide CIOs in their search for an implementation partner.

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