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Quest is only vendor to achieve a 40 out of 40!

For the second year in a row, Gartner has named Quest as a Representative Vendor in its 2019 Market Guide for Cloud Office Migration Tools. In fact, thanks to the capabilities found in our Microsoft platform migration and consolidation portfolio, Quest is the only vendor to deliver all 40 of the 40 basic features and functionalities expected in a cloud office migration tool!

As the go-to experts for Office 365 migration, management and security solutions, Quest is honored to be listed in the Gartner report once again.

Gartner’s recommendations for Office 365 and other cloud migrations

More and more organizations are migrating to cloud office platforms, whether due to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, or simply the desire to seize the benefits of cloud-based collaboration services.

Gartner’s second Market Guide for Cloud Office Migration Tools is designed to help decision makers ease the transition to these services. In addition to outlining evaluation criteria for third-party migration tools and showing which vendors deliver which features, as shown above, the report also offers what we feel is sound advice for a strong migration strategy. Here are a few of their recommendations. Next to each one, I explain how Quest solutions will help you implement the recommendation effectively and efficiently.

Gartner recommendation Quest capabilities
“Use a premigration analysis tool to provide visibility to the old environment. Use the opportunity to get rid of duplicates and thereafter optimize the data for migration by cleansing and enhancing with metadata for greater contextualization.” Quest pre-migration solutions enable you to assess your source environments, clean up and restructure them, and identify and mitigate risks before the move to prevent errors or delays downstream.
“Prioritize the use of a cloud office migration tool, especially for larger user footprints that will entail a huge portfolio of workloads being migrated.” Quest is your go-to Office 365 migration vendor. We offer the most comprehensive portfolio of any ISV in the market, with support for a broad variety of source platforms, including Office 365, Active Directory, Windows Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Lotus Notes, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, Gmail/Google Drive, file shares, PST and email archives.
“Seek to leverage the migration tool for postmigration operational management capabilities, which include centralized administration, adoption dashboards, governance of metadata or records management.” The Quest Microsoft platform migration and consolidation portfolio that helped you prepare for the migration can also be used for management, security, compliance, and backup and recovery after the move is complete.

Find more Gartner recommendations for cloud office migrations in their 2019 Market Guide for Cloud Office Migration Tools.

Read Report

Gartner, Market Guide for Cloud Office Migration Tools, 28 February 2019, Gavin Tay, Adam Preset, Joe Mariano

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