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Google Migrations: Go With the EDU Expert

07/09/2020
BitTitan Staff
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Netpremacy is a trusted Google Cloud Premier Partner based in the UK. They have been in business for more than 18 years, serving over 3000+ global clients with consulting for complex digital transformation strategies around Google Cloud products and services. They received the Global 2019 Google Cloud Specialization Partner of the Year award for Work Transformation Enterprise. MigrationWiz has helped Netpremacy to handle complex migrations in Google Cloud for some high profile logos throughout the years.

While students and faculty are at home, it’s a good time for system upgrades that will enhance collaboration, access, and security. Many colleges, universities, and school systems are planning winter break migrations to move or consolidate tenants and even adopt new collaboration platforms.

If you’re using Google Workspace, MigrationWiz is the tool you need for migrating a wide variety of workloads: Mailboxes, documents, archives, and even collaboration platforms. You can take advantage of low education pricing to move from one Google instance to another, or from Google Workspace to Microsoft Teams. MigrationWiz handles all these workloads:

  • Gmail and Vault, including inbox, folders/labels, email, muted emails, contacts, calendars, and calendar notifications.
  • Drive, including files, folders, permissions, document history, comments, and more.
  • Shared Drives, including documents, permissions, versions, and metadata.

Great education pricing is one thing, but when you’re planning a migration, you should never skimp on experience, capabilities, and security. That’s why BitTitan has been the choice of educational institutions for more than 13 years.

Experienced experts are here to help

BitTitan has migrated thousands of students, faculty, and staff at hundreds of educational institutions all around the globe. While MigrationWiz is known for being intuitive and easy to use, you never have to go it alone, especially if your project is more complex. Our world-class Customer Success team are dedicated migration experts who can help you plan your project.

In fact, now is the perfect time to call so we can connect you with team members who have extensive experience in educational environments – including implementing complex Google Workspace migrations.

Fast, easy, and flexible

Educational institutions choose MigrationWiz because it’s fully automated and 100% SaaS. In fact, if you were expecting to sprint around campus in order to complete your migration, you may have to get your exercise some other way. With MigrationWiz you simply initiate your migration from one centralized dashboard, then use DeploymentPro – which is included – to automate Outlook configuration.

Don’t be fooled, though. Easy doesn’t mean basic. MigrationWiz is highly customizable with advanced options that give you full control over your migration. You’re always in charge of timing, testing, setup, and execution. You can also use project sharing to involve team members across departments for greater visibility and collaboration throughout the migration.

Top security with Azure datacenters

Security is top priority for every migration project, especially in educational settings. You’re responsible for protecting personal information from students and faculty, as well as proprietary documents and research. You must be able to ensure every bit of data is safe throughout the migration process. With MigrationWiz you get the extra security of Azure datacenters. And, your data is always encrypted and never stored.

With BitTitan by your side, you can get a lot done over winter break. So when faculty, staff, and students return, they might not even notice because they’ll be able to get started with the new semester without any disruptions.

Now’s the time to plan your migration

If you’re ready to implement a migration, there’s still time to put a plan in place. Contact us today to find out about education pricing for MigrationWiz and to learn how we can help make your migration a success.

Searching for Best-in-Breed Tools

Kevin Jordan is Head of Technical Operations at Netpremacy. “One of our key focuses is working with our customers to help them execute G Suite migrations; we’ve had a huge focus on that for many, many years,” he states. “We’re constantly reviewing our tools for migrating customers to G Suite, and we want to make sure that we’re using the best-of-breed in terms of the market offering. MigrationWiz has been our choice in this space for cloud-to-cloud migrations as it provides a detailed setup, control, visibility and output during the migration.”

The Importance of Quick Setup and Ease-of-Use

Netpremacy has performed many migrations over the years. Their high volume of projects makes MigrationWiz the ideal tool. As Kevin Jordan explains, “Because MigrationWiz is fully cloud and there’s no local installation, it’s quick and simple to set up, and there’s a quicker transition from the setup to running the migration. We need to be very quick to move from phase-to-phase — we need that speed with the number of migrations that we do constantly.” As for the setup process, he relates, “BitTitan® has a wealth of information in the wiki and knowledge base, so I don’t feel that we need to reach out to the support team regularly during a migration.” And as for the support response, he shares, “On the occasions we do contact support, it’s always been a very quick chat conversation. If it’s not something that can be resolved right there, they get back to us within a very short time period. We’re dealing with some high-scale and very well-known names as part of some of the migrations that we perform, and we have to be on the ball.”

Visibility and Control for Large, High Stakes Migrations

BitTitan also offers document migration. “As well as mail migration, we also deliver file migrations as we want all our customers to fully adopt the G Suite services.” In summary, he declares, “BitTitan is a very scalable tool which makes it ideal for both small and large-scale migrations.”

Kevin Jordan continues, “You have to have confidence in the tool when it comes to any migration, but especially large, high-profile ones. These are typically well-known brands, with thousands of users, global presence and operate 24/7. We want to make sure we can give them constant visibility, regular updates and most importantly, assurance in our ability to deliver a successful migration. With MigrationWiz, we can see the progress from a high-level but can also gain granular insights to an individual’s progress. The exports and live reporting allow us to understand when and where areas are having trouble, and how far along we are in the migration. BitTitan is consistent with its throughput — there’s not too much variance and we can estimate accurately — another thing that’s really key to us for providing realistic and achievable timescales.”

The Basis for Ongoing, Long-Term Relationships

“Many of our customers are rapidly expanding and growing,” proclaims Kevin Jordan. “We consider our relationships with customers more akin to a partnership, and like to be seen as an extension of their team. We engage with many of our customers on a weekly basis to ensure we’re aligned with their business needs and strategies, their objectives with the G Suite platform, and their company growth. Thanks to these long-term partnerships and our proven expertise, we have become the natural choice for handling acquisitions. These put us in good stead for case studies and recommendations for new business opportunities. They also often need a quick turnaround and have short, hard deadlines, so knowing that we can rely on MigrationWiz to achieve this is a huge benefit.”

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