If you asked an end user within an organization that recently migrated from Microsoft Office Suite to Office 365, they’d probably tell you that the transition was smooth and hardly noticeable. They might even say that they’re really enjoying the additional productivity on any device, the always up-to-date applications, and the anytime availability and access. Office 365 presents a wide range of benefits for users and organizations, which is why millions continue to adopt the platform. But, is there anything we need to know that isn’t quite so obvious? Does our security approach need updating as well, or can we just move right along and everything will be ok?
Let’s find out. This year, Barracuda conducted a global customer survey to measure the current trends around the adoption and use of Office 365. We came away with a wealth of information in the recently published survey titled, “Office 365 Adoption Survey: Drivers, Risks, and Opportunities.” Here are a few of the key findings:
Adoption rates and the most used features
Of the over 1,100 respondents, a little over 63 percent said that they’re currently using Office 365, which is about a 20 percent increase over a similar survey from last year. Exchange Online is the most commonly used feature, however, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online are also seeing high usage.