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Binary Tree Articles

Binary Tree publishes articles on improving IT cloud, M&A and modernization initiatives. Read the latest posts for news, insights, best practices and solutions for transforming Microsoft Office 365, Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint and IBM Notes/Domino.

Introducing Power365: Easily integrate and migrate between tenants of Office 365

The scenario: You’re merging organizations. Everyone’s already on Office 365, so the migration should be easy, right? Not quite. Unfortunately, migrating between tenants of Office 365 comes with some unique challenges. It’s not always easy to get everyone on the same email domain or look up colleagues to send emails and invites. Not to mention see free/busy availability to schedule meetings.

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IT integration can make or break the modern M&A

Mergers and acquisitions can be one of the most challenging things an organization does. Study after study has shown that anywhere from 70% to 90% of M&As fail. Most often, that’s because the company doesn’t see the benefits they expect after the deal goes through.

But there’s one thing you can do to increase your chances of success—integrate your IT as quickly and painlessly as possible. Technology alone won’t make the deal, but it can definitely break it. PwC says that “the IT function itself often has the highest volume of integration activity over the longest period of time, and commonly has the highest number of dependencies from other functions.” Gartner puts a number on it: more than 50% of all integration activities depend on IT.

So if you do a great job integrating your IT, there’s a much higher chance your overall merger will be more successful. Here are some actions to take.

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Read the report: The State of Enterprise Migration

Migrations are often much more challenging than you’d expect. They often overrun their timeline and budget, not to mention cause rampant downtime. But why is this?

We recently partnered with Osterman Research to do a deep dive and hear more about how enterprises are faring with migrations. They surveyed 134 companies with at least 1,000 employees who’ve migrated their messaging in the past couple of years.

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Challenges of merging messaging between tenants of Office 365

Picture this: You’ve just acquired two companies, and all three of you are running different tenants of Office 365. So you need to merge everyone under the same umbrella, to a single tenant. And you need to do it fast.

Unfortunately, it’s not the easiest thing to do. There are some unique challenges that come with merging tenants of Office 365. Here are some of the challenges you might face , along the way.

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Meet our Microsoft MVP: Justin Harris

Being a Microsoft MVP (most valuable professional) is a big deal. That’s why we’re proud to spotlight our very own MVP, Justin Harris. For more than 20 years, Justin’s been all about cutting-edge technology. He’s one of a handful of people who Microsoft has recognized as an MVP for his evangelism efforts.

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How to drive adoption of Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 offers a terrific tool set with some impressive benefits. Yet many organizations are being slow to take full advantage of everything it has to offer. In our recent white paper, we do a deep dive on why that is.

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Introducing Surround365: Get the most from Office 365

Everyone wants to get the most out of their investment in Office 365. When it first came out, Forrester estimated that you’d see a slew of amazing financial benefits, like a return on investment (ROI) of nearly three times what you pay for it.

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Which Domino applications should you move to Office 365?

You’ve already moved your IBM Notes to Microsoft Office 365 or the latest Exchange. But did you take a look at your Domino applications beforehand and figure out how to handle each one? If you are like most organizations, you probably have been putting this off for some time.

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The Microsoft cloud is good for business.

But do these shared servers truly translate to a reduced carbon footprint? Microsoft commissioned a study to take a look. It found that, by moving to Office 365, you could reduce your carbon emissions by anywhere from 30% to a whopping 90%. It all depends on the size of your organization.

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Make the Move to Office 365

Today Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 has finally reached its end of life. So now what? We are here to answer 3 questions frequently asked by customers about moving to Office 365: Why? When? How?

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