Studies show that 72% of business leaders believe “it’s very important that technology empowers employee creativity and innovation.” So why are some firms still reluctant to migrate to the public cloud?
In the past, companies eager to retire their on-premises Exchange systems and gain the resiliency provided by the Microsoft cloud ecosystem moved their email to Exchange Online. Unfortunately for many, the migration stopped there. Sure, some firms took advantage of moving users’ home drive data to OneDrive, and others invested in SharePoint solutions, but few considered taking their subscription further—mostly because they lacked the time, resources, or expertise to lead a full cloud migration on their own. At the end of the day, firms weren’t making the most of the services available to them.
Enter Microsoft FastTrack
Microsoft FastTrack is a complimentary service provided by Microsoft to any customer with an active Office 365 or Microsoft 365 Business or Enterprise subscription. Throughout the lifetime of your subscription, FastTrack works with your IT service provider to deliver guidance, best practices, and adoption strategies and methodologies to ensure your firm gets the most out of Microsoft’s tools and services.
Most businesses are not aware of this perk, and those that are often don’t know how to leverage it to empower their teams. That’s where Agio steps in.
For more than ten years, we’ve been leading organizations through their transition to Office 365. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we work with the Microsoft FastTrack program to help our clients onboard and adopt the cloud services included in their paid subscription.
How Microsoft FastTrack Can Empower Your Firm
Microsoft FastTrack engagements follow a standard framework that is tailored to specific services based on your firm’s needs. By employing the FastTrack program, Agio gains access to Microsoft best practices that, in turn, enable us to use a standardized, repeatable process to support successful cloud deployment and adoption outcomes for our customers.
During a workload adoption or migration project, Agio follows Microsoft’s proven three-step approach: Envision, Onboard, and Drive Value.
Envision: During the Envision stage, our team works with your IT or business groups to plan for a successful deployment. This includes creating the Success Plan for both the technical implementation and user adoption strategies.
Onboard: The Onboarding phase focuses on implementation. Following Microsoft best practices, Agio completes remediation tasks, core and service onboarding, and migration to provide an exceptional experience. This can include workloads such as Teams, Yammer, SharePoint, Advanced Threat Analytics, Intune, etc.
Drive Value: The goal of the Drive Value phase is to help businesses get the most out of their IT investments. Agio and FastTrack provide customers with best practices, guidance, and resources to help gain user adoption. This expertise helps our customers to measure success and track results against their goals to gain meaningful insights.
Research shows that companies who take advantage of the Microsoft FastTrack program see significant benefits when it comes to automation and process improvements, reduced total cost of risk, and IT administration and deployment. Additional benefits include:
- Shorter onboarding time
- Improved time to value by 29% from Office 365 suite capabilities
- Reduced training costs
Interested in leveraging Agio’s Microsoft FastTrack expertise to reduce drive productivity, reduce risk, and lower cost? Give us a call to chat with our lead cloud engineer about getting started.