Microsoft had been working with Ford to conduct a Digital Transformation to the Microsoft Cloud platform for several years but had been unable to get necessary Ford business and IT stakeholders to complete the transformation effort. The Microsoft Account Team for Ford contacted KIZAN at Digital Transformation Academy in 2018 regarding the need for a partner to work alongside the account team in the planning effort for a deployment of Microsoft 365 across the organization.
The deployment includes migrations for Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, Office Pro Plus, Yammer and Intune for nearly 200,000 users. All users were actively using on-premises platforms which required large teams to manage and maintain. Additionally, pending data center shutdowns required significant effort to establish servers in new environments.
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