Top Office 365 Resellers In UK
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Office 365 Resellers In UK

Migrating to Office 365  is a critical step and process. You may need some serious hand holding to make the job easy. But don’t worry. We understand your problem and realize your need, so we did extensive research to find the best resellers for you.   This is our second post on top resellers. This time we are focusing on Office 365 Resellers In UK.

So, let’s look at who should be your primary considerations when you’re looking for a UK reseller.

If you’re looking for an Office 365 reseller with a global footprint, then Avanade could be one of your best bets. It is one of Microsoft’s biggest partners with offices in London and a presence in more than 70 locations in 20 countries. Avanade follows a comprehensive approach by assessing first whether Office 365 is really the right fit for your business and then moving to deployment with its accelerated migration services.

Avanade has deployed more than 2million Microsoft Office suites already and handled more than 3,000 SharePoint projects for 600 customers. It also provides other services like application development, CRM, analytics, collaboration, ERP and managed services.Avanade is a trusted Office 365 solution provider for leading brands like L’Oreal, Pepsi and Cable &Wireless Communications. It has also won more than 60 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards, including seven years as a Microsoft Alliance Partner of the Year.

EACS is a 20-year-old, award-winning IT solutions and managed services provider serving businesses throughout the UK. EACS has successfully built partnerships with market-leading manufacturers over the years, which enables the service to provide businesses with the highest level of expertise and quality. It is headquartered in Huntingdon, Cambridge with regional offices at Temple Road, Rotherham, and it offers a variety of other services like training, project management, and security management to name a few.

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EACS has received multiple awards such as the European IT and Software Excellence Award 2013 by IT Europa, Corporate Reseller of the Year 2009 by CRN Channel Awards, Mimecast Business Partner of the Year 2012, and it was selected as one of three finalists for the Microsoft Partner of the Year 2012. Some renowned brands that have used EACS services are Essex police, CHS group, Dako and Chard Robinson.

Specialist Computer Centre or SCC is Europe’s largest independent technology solutions company, mainly catering to mid-sized enterprises and public sector organizations. It is headquartered in Birmingham with 11 offices across the UK and has an international presence in France, Spain, and Romania. SCC has been in the business for more than 40 years and is one of the most accredited Microsoft partners in the UK. It has more than 100 consultants trained in supporting Microsoft solutions and technologies, and their competencies include security solutions, unified communications solutions, information worker solutions, and networking infrastructure solutions. SCC also offers other services like flexible resourcing, managed print services, data centre, supply chain services, and many more. It has won some prestigious awards like Best Staff and Community Schemeand and the Oracle excellence award.

Advanced 365 is a division of Advanced Computer Software Group and has been in the business since 1987. It has four offices across the UK in London, Somerset, Cobham and Langley and has an international office in Georgia, US. Advanced 365 offers a variety of other services like IT outsourcing, collaboration, security and compliance, application development, business intelligence and data services and IT strategy consulting. Advanced 365 was the first service in the UK to attain the new Gold Level Virtualization Competency. It also holds multiple silver level competencies for numerous other Microsoft technologies including Dynamics CRM 2011, SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Business Intelligence. Recently, it was awarded with Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner Status. It has several leading brands amongst its clientele including Siemens, Oxford University Press, Mitsubishi and Mercerto name a few.

If you identify Dell as a leader in desktops, notebooks and peripherals manufacturing only then you would be surprised to know that it is also one of the largest distributors of Microsoft software worldwide.It has served major UK brands like Coats Plc where the challenge was to migrate 7,500 users in 70 countries from IBM Notes to Office 365 within five months. Dell completed the project successfully within deadline and reduced costs significantly by automating the migration process.

Dell has released a couple of tools like Notes Migrator for Exchange, Coexistence Manager for Notes and MessageStats, which enable businesses to migrate from Lotus Notes to Office 365 seamlessly. Recently, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. (CCBCU) selected Dell’s migration solutions to move 1,100 user mailboxes and 2TB of data from IBM Notes to Office 365, and it was completed successfully within a weekend!

Migration is a challenging process, and you must choose a reseller carefully. Read our recent blog post on Office 365 Migration Best Practices to learn more about it. However, while you plan to migrate to Office 365, you should also consider the important point of backing up your Office 365 data. You may feel that it’s a default service provided by Microsoft, but if you loose online data the only back you have is the recycle been, and even that’s only good in case of a user error, and not for other possible reasons for data loss such as virus, or phishing and more. The recycle bean is a good backup only for 30-90 days. If you don’t recover your data within that period, you will lose it forever.

 Read more about the need to backup office 365 on CloudAlly’s  Office 365 Backup blog post.

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