Legacy Archive Migration Best Practices for a Smooth Transition

By |2022-12-21T16:55:14-05:00December 21st, 2022|Email Migration, Privacy|

For decades, organizations have been archiving emails to meet regulatory and business requirements. In many cases, this means that companies have millions of emails stored in outdated systems. Updating archives to take advantage of the benefits of a modern environment can prove complicated. But following legacy archive migration best practices help. Email archiving provides a way for companies to preserve emails indefinitely. Archiving often proves necessary to achieve regulatory compliance. It also provides for business continuity and plays a key role in eDiscovery and internal audits. Several scenarios may necessitate the need to migrate email archives. For example, as more

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Exchange to Microsoft 365 Migration Tips for a Seamless Transition

By |2022-12-14T16:35:34-05:00December 14th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

Migrating from Exchange Server to Microsoft 365 brings many benefits, from accessibility to in-place archives and increased storage space. But the Exchange to Microsoft 365 migration process can be complex. Avoid migration failure by knowing what to expect, planning carefully and involving the right migration team members. Benefits of an Exchange to Microsoft 365 Migration Organizations migrate from on-premises Exchange to Microsoft 365 for several reasons. In the first place, companies limping along on older versions of Exchange may experience access issues or server crashes. And even in a well-managed system, the need to install regular patches and keep servers

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GroupWise to Microsoft 365 Migration Basics

By |2022-12-07T17:12:01-05:00December 7th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

For organizations using legacy systems like GroupWise, Microsoft 365 offers clear benefits, from improved eDiscovery to scalability and easy remote access. However, migrating from GroupWise presents unique challenges. Understanding and following GroupWise to Microsoft 365 Migration basics will help smooth the way to a successful migration. GroupWise Presents Critical Limitations While GroupWise has powered corporate email systems for decades, an infrastructure designed for 1980s workloads struggles to handle modern demands. In particular, GroupWise personal archives present potentially costly issues. In the first place, end users manage their own archives. That means that very little maintenance occurs. And when users continue

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5 Reasons Email Migrations Fail and How to Ensure Success

By |2022-11-22T18:05:55-05:00November 22nd, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365|

Migrating to the cloud brings significant benefits in terms of accessibility and scalability. Employees expect to be able to catch up on email from anywhere, and remote work makes the cloud indispensable. But migration can prove more complicated than expected. Explore several key reasons email migrations fail and learn what to do to experience a smooth transition. 1. Lack of Planning Unsurprisingly, a failure to plan almost guarantees that the migration will experience lengthy downtime, unexpected delays, lost data, and user frustration. On the other hand, successful migrations begin with a clear understanding of the current environment and a detailed

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How to Prepare for Microsoft 365 Migration Success

By |2022-11-16T13:34:50-05:00November 16th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

You know the benefits of a Microsoft 365 migration. You probably also know that migrating to Microsoft 365, no matter what platform you migrate from, brings challenges. But when organizations take the time to plan and prepare for Microsoft 365 Migration, and when they use the right tools, the process can go smoothly. First, take time to figure out the scope of the project. Ask the right questions and involve the right people. This will help you in choosing the best migration tool for the job. Then, take the time to clean up the old environment and set up the

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Exchange Server vNext Means On-Premises Exchange Customers Not Forced to the Cloud

By |2022-06-23T08:29:02-04:00June 15th, 2022|Email Migration|

In early June, Microsoft announced a key development affecting thousands of on-premises Exchange customers. When 2021 came and went without the promised new version of Exchange Server, customers feared they would be forced to migrate to the cloud. Now however, Microsoft has released a new roadmap that includes Exchange Server vNext. According to Microsoft, vNext will become available at the end of 2025, just as earlier versions reach end of support. The June 2 announcement offers rudimentary details about the upcoming version, with a promise of more to come. Microsoft also strongly emphasizes the importance of upgrading to Exchange 2019

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Migrating from GoDaddy to Microsoft 365 Without the Headaches

By |2022-06-09T16:55:08-04:00May 25th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365|

GoDaddy has made its name as the place to go to register a domain. And once they sell a domain, they immediately offer additional services. However, businesses that purchase Office 365 accounts through GoDaddy soon discover the limits of the GoDaddy platform. Migrating from GoDaddy to Microsoft 365 solves the problem, but the process can prove complicated. Office 365 through GoDaddy: Maybe Not a Good Idea GoDaddy bills its relationship with Microsoft as a “strategic partnership.” However, once customers look underneath the hood, they quickly realize that Office 365 through GoDaddy has significant limitations. Designed to appeal to small businesses,

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7 Microsoft 365 Migration Tips to Ensure a Smooth Migration

By |2022-06-09T16:56:10-04:00May 13th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

Microsoft 365 delivers significant benefits for organizations and end users alike, from powering mobile work to driving real-time collaboration. While moving to Microsoft 365 requires careful migration planning, the process provides a unique opportunity to adjust data organization and tighten security. These Microsoft 365 migration tips can help. 1. Commit to a Thorough Discovery Process Nothing will affect the success of your Microsoft 365 migration project quite as much as the quality of the initial discovery process. A robust discovery starts with identifying the data in the existing environment, including the amount and types of data to transfer. Look carefully

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Careful Microsoft 365 Migration Planning Delivers Recipe for Success

By |2022-06-09T16:40:10-04:00May 11th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

Whether merging two organizations or moving from on-premises to the cloud, migrating to Microsoft 365 can prove challenging. But detailed Microsoft 365 migration planning can make all the difference. Taking the time to identify the scope of the project and involve key stakeholders up front will save time and headaches in the end. Successful Microsoft 365 Migration Planning Begins with the Right Questions Asking the right questions from the beginning will help ensure a migration process that runs smoothly. This includes questions like the following: What data needs to be migrated – Migration presents the perfect opportunity to destroy redundant,

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Choose the Right Time for GroupWise to Microsoft 365 Migration

By |2022-02-21T13:55:05-05:00February 16th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

While GroupWise users have loved the messaging and collaboration platform since the 1980s, most organizations understand that moving to a more integrated environment is inevitable. Modern collaboration solutions offer more agile solutions built specifically for today’s hybrid work environment. Understanding the factors involved will help organizations determine the right time for a GroupWise to Microsoft 365 migration. GroupWise eDiscovery Limitations In an increasingly litigious environment, organizations must demonstrate the ability to respond quickly to eDiscovery requests. However, the GroupWise structure, which hasn’t changed much since the 1980’s, presents significant challenges to eDiscovery. Organizations must decide between accepting fines for non-compliance

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