Osterman Research: The Importance of Doing Email Migrations the Right Way
Migrating an organization’s email and/or archives to a new platform can be a challenging task without the right approach and the right tools. Careful planning and execution is required to ensure that all data is successfully migrated to the new environment, impact to end-users is minimized, and the expected outcome is achieved. The use of third-party services and tools can help simplify and streamline the migration process.
In a new report from Osterman Research sponsored by BitTitan, we review key planning considerations and other steps to prepare for an email migration project.
Migrating an organization’s email and/or archiving systems to Office 365, Exchange Online, Google G Suite or some other email, collaboration or archiving platform is not an easy thing to accomplish. There are a number of critical decisions to make in advance of migrating to a new platform, and the migration process itself requires careful planning and execution over an extended period in order to avoid data corruption, lost chain-of-custody for sensitive data, and ensuring a minimal impact on employee productivity. There is a sequence of activities that must be scoped, agreed upon, and carried out properly in order for the migration to be successful. Aligned with the activities in the migration process are a range of third-party products and services that can simplify and streamline the migration process, improving the end result, while decreasing the risk of human error during the process.