Wipro leverages Microsoft Data Graph Connect (MGDC) to classify data across Office 365 workloads for effective tenant-to-tenant migrations.
Because mergers, acquisitions and divestures have considerable impact on the IT and user workloads of all companies involved, special care should be taken to ensure that disruptions are minimal – that no content is lost, that communications (especially legal, compliance, and auditory) remain open, and that operations keep running.
This can be challenging, even when the organizations are migrating within the same platform. As the preferred workplace platform for global corporations, Microsoft Office 365 is integrated with many organizations’ on-premise Active Directory or cloud environments. Any activity stemming from a merger or divesture therefore involves multiple teams (infrastructure, security, procurement, management, and compliance/risk) and requires a strategic, data-driven approach to navigate successfully.
By combining the rich data of Microsoft Graph with the advanced capabilities of Microsoft Graph Data Connect, businesses can utilize the advanced capabilities within Office 365 like Outlook's intelligent experiences, Azure Cognitive Services language models, and AI-driven features in SharePoint, to chart a more successful course through the M&A process.
To see how, consider the following example.
Divesture Use Case
As part of corporate strategy, a group of business units of Pharmaceutical Company A is spinning off into newly formed Company B, which Company A will later divest in to focus on other high-risk, high-reward ventures in drug development. Certain users from Company A will migrate to Company B in a new Active Directory structure, making Azure Active Directory rationalization a common thread. The Office 365 tenant and users across both companies will still need to be able to collaborate throughout the process and Azure AD will create common access for all users in these M&A scenarios.
Company A, the Office 365 tenant, has a huge inventory of SharePoint Online and MS Teams sites, around 140,000, with collaboration portals and unstructured data that has been accumulating for 10-15 years. The data in those 140,000 sites has grown significantly over the last 3-5 years, so the data size is huge – tera bytes.
A new tenant must be created for Company B and all user data and other assets must be migrated to that new tenant from Company A. All Office 365 workloads – AAD, SPO, ODB, EXO, Yammer, Teams – must also be migrated to the new tenant while maintaining the data integrity and sanctity in terms of data ownership and permissions.