5 Microsoft 365 Migration Tips Guaranteed to Ease Migration Pain

By |2021-10-11T06:37:07-04:00September 15th, 2021|Email Migration, Office 365 and Migration|

Organizations can tell horror stories about failed cloud migrations. In worst case scenarios, users come to the office on Monday morning, only to find email inaccessible. Unexpected complications can result in delays or lost data. However, with careful planning, migrations can run smoothly. These Microsoft 365 migration tips will set you on the right path. Start with Robust Discovery The first stage of a successful migration involves a thorough discovery process. Begin by locating and cataloging data, from mailboxes to documents. For GroupWise migrations, this will also include personal archives. Understanding the amount and types of data to be migrated

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Expert GroupWise Migration Services Take the Pain Out of Email Migration

By |2021-08-06T05:29:14-04:00June 2nd, 2021|Email Migration|

Last year, Quest announced that it would end support for its on premise GroupWise migration solution as of August 2021. Quest joins a host of vendors that have trimmed GroupWise migration services in recent years. But thousands of customers continue to use the product. And those looking to migrate to other platforms, including Exchange and Microsoft 365, need competent migration services. Unique Challenges Complicate Migration Process GroupWise set the standard for corporate email for many years. However, newer technologies emerged, and many GroupWise customers made the decision to migrate. Cloud solutions like Microsoft 365 deliver key benefits, such as increased

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GroupWise Migration Guide Promotes Migration Success

By |2021-04-19T06:30:44-04:00March 10th, 2021|Email Migration, Office 365 and Migration|

Migrating from GroupWise to Microsoft 365 brings a host of benefits, from eliminating bloated servers to improving performance and compliance. The migration process can prove complex, however, and a botched migration may result in lost data and productivity. Organizations that follow a detailed GroupWise migration guide achieve smooth migrations with minimal impact. Preparation and communication mean the difference between a broken migration and a positive user experience, with little disruption to email. Consider the following steps for success, from up-front planning through post-migration tasks. 1. Conduct a Detailed Project Assessment Careful planning will determine the success of an email migration.

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Email Migration for Law Firms: 7 Tips to Ensure Success

By |2021-02-18T02:51:19-05:00February 16th, 2021|Email Migration|

Lawyers depend on email to communicate with colleagues, opposing counsel, clients and many others involved in a case. And moving years of accumulated email to a new system safely and securely can prove challenging. But email migration for law firms does not need to be an exercise in frustration. These tips will help to ensure an efficient email migration process. 1. Involve Lawyers in Creating a Migration Plan Creating and following a step-by-step migration plan can mean the difference between success and failure. Begin by involving key stakeholders in the planning process. This should include not only the migration consultants

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10 Reasons to Migrate from GroupWise to Microsoft 365

By |2021-01-20T15:27:48-05:00January 20th, 2021|Email Migration, Office 365 and Migration|

GroupWise powered collaborative messaging for corporations for thirty years. But new technologies provide features essential to delivering the efficiency and productivity needed in the modern workplace. Consider just a few of the compelling reasons to upgrade from GroupWise to Microsoft 365. 1. Increased Storage For many legacy platforms, server bloat proves a significant problem. Employees send and receive hundreds of emails each day, often including attachments. Inboxes fill up quickly, and over time millions of emails and files require additional server space. Overloaded mail servers result in random crashes, poor performance and messages that fail to send. Microsoft 365 helps

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What to Know Before Migrating Archives to Office 365

By |2020-08-07T08:13:38-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Email Migration, Office 365 and Migration|

By Greg Smith Before Making the Leap Many organizations making the leap to Office 365 for their business services also choose to migrate their legacy data. Whether from existing mail systems or third-party archiving systems, they find little objection to migrating archives to Office 365 because the excessive data storage costs nothing. In addition, Microsoft provides eDiscovery tools around that data, depending on licensing. Before you make the leap, take the time to understand the facts about archives and the way Office 365 handles data. Traditionally, organizations wishing to retain older emails for eDiscovery and free up space from their

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3 More Microsoft 365 Features that Former GroupWise Users Will Love

By |2020-08-07T09:37:16-04:00May 20th, 2020|Email Migration, Office 365 and Migration|

Organizations around the world migrate to the cloud for all the right reasons. They look for scalability, mobility and reduced IT burden. And with powerful Microsoft 365 features, they also benefit from unparalleled collaboration and robust security. In a previous post, we highlighted Microsoft 365’s business-grade video conferencing, Microsoft Teams Live Events and dependable security and privacy. If you need more reasons to migrate from GroupWise, here are three additional Microsoft 365 features that might help tip the scales. 1. Microsoft 365 Groups In the old days, organizations used email distribution lists to communicate within a team. Groups in Microsoft

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New Reasons to Migrate to Microsoft 365

By |2020-06-11T13:43:15-04:00May 6th, 2020|Email Migration, Office 365 and Migration|

COVID-19 has changed how and where we work. The old paradigms of conference room collaboration, watercooler discussions and packed auditorium training and announcements are giving way to virus safety concerns. In the context of this emerging reality, we present the standard reasons and some brilliant new reasons to migrate to Microsoft 365. Standard Reasons to Migrate to Microsoft 365 Reduced In-house IT Expenses Microsoft 365 migration enables small businesses to adopt full-featured software without the need for expensive in-house IT support, a key benefit. Because software and data are stored in the cloud, every employee has access to the latest

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Improve Security and Compliance by Migrating PST Files

By |2020-06-12T16:20:34-04:00February 26th, 2020|Email Migration, Email Policy|

Once upon a time, all major email systems used “personal storage tables,” commonly known as PST files. In fact, many organizations still use them to back up or archive email data. However, that practice no longer makes sense in today’s compliance-conscious and security-focused environment. Instead, consider migrating PST files to Office 365 or other centrally managed archival solution. Why Organizations Should Eliminate PST Files PST files once performed a vital function. Twenty years ago, network connections proved unreliable and slow, and online storage cost a great deal. With PST files, users could store email locally. Thus, even if the network

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Migrating from Exchange 2010 to Improve Security and Productivity

By |2020-06-15T10:36:11-04:00February 19th, 2020|Email Migration|

Last fall, Microsoft announced that it would extend the end-of-life date for Exchange 2010 until October 2020. While the announcement brought a measure of relief for organizations under a time crunch, October will arrive in no time. If you have not already upgraded, now is the time to get started with your Exchange migration. To help you plan your migration, you need to understand the impact of Exchange 2010 end of life. Then, you will need to decide the best migration path for your organization. That is, you can stay on-premises and upgrade to Office 2019. Or, you can take

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