Making the move from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365

Deborah Jepson

How to migrate to a solution with enterprise depth

During lockdown, many schools, businesses, charities and other organisations had to urgently adopt a business productivity tool – typically Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace – in order to enable working from home and keep their organisation up and running.

Fast forward to today, as we are all more comfortable with hybrid working, we are seeing many organisations who initially opted for Google Workspace, now seeking more useful tools to drive collaboration and boost productivity – along with a renewed focus on security.

A focus on security

Microsoft 365 effectively does provide more robust security features than Google Workspace, including ransomware protection. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2023 published by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, revealed there were approximately 2.39 million instances of cyber crime last year. Over a quarter of UK charities have been victims of cyber breaches or attacks, accounting for approximately 785,000 cybercrimes in the last 12 months. As cyber threats become smarter, data breaches present a real high risk to every organisation that need to be addressed. ASAP.

A focus on device management

Another tool offered by Microsoft 365 is device management – which is vital for secure hybrid working. Device, or endpoint management, is a cost effective way to secure, deploy, and manage users, apps and devices without any disruption to existing processes. As more schools and universities, along with non profits and businesses, continue to offer a flexible approach to working, teaching and learning, device management helps you monitor and manage your endpoints, including mobile devices, desktop computers, virtual machines, embedded devices, and servers, all from a central location, so risks are significantly reduced and security is much more robust.

A solution with real enterprise depth

With Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and more, Microsoft 365 also includes a comprehensive suite of applications to provide users with powerful digital tools needed to thrive in the modern era of working, teaching and learning. Combined with the enhanced security tools, Microsoft 365 is a solution with real enterprise depth.

Make the move from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365

So, how do you make the move from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365? You can simply talk to us. We’ve done it before.

Adrian Edgar, CEO at AspiraCloud confirms: “Microsoft 365 provides a wide-ranging set of apps, functionality and management tools that allow for greater collaboration where users can securely work from anywhere. As Microsoft 365 experts, we have already supported numerous charities, MATs, Universities and other organisations make the move to Microsoft 365, helping them engage more productively, collaborate better and work smarter.”

Read how we helped Bath Spa University migrate 42,000 users, 20,000,000 files and 114tb of data from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365 and equip students and staff with the digital tools needed to future proof their teaching, learning and working environments.