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Google Migrations: Go With the EDU Expert

01/24/2017
BitTitan Team
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We’ve said it again and again: one-off, project-based revenue won’t sustain profitability in the cloud era. It’s time to walk the walk, but you don’t have to do it alone. We’re here to help.

 

The case for recurring revenue is undeniable.

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.

Jethro Seghers wrote about the power of recurring revenue, highlighting these key reasons why recurring revenue is so attractive to the Modern MSP:

 

 

  • growthLower effort, higher yield. “Salespeople can focus their efforts on a new customer who is ready to be onboarded, rather than focusing on closing another deal with the same customer in a transactional model.”

 

 

  • handshakeStronger, lasting customer relationships. “Managed services can provide insight into the infrastructure of your customer’s business,” which can lead to upsell opportunities and even referrals for new leads.

 

 

  • grow-upReduced complexity. Repeatable, recurring services can often lead to increased efficiency. Plus, simplified billing allows you and your customers more time to focus on strategic growth.

 

 

Not convinced? Read this article, recently posted on ModernMSP.com, to get your eye on the prize.

Your “financial freedom” relies on business valuation, author George Mellor writes, reminding us to heed “the magnitude of the disruption that is occurring as the market chooses to consume IT services on a monthly basis. It’s a shift that’s occurring whether you’re ready or not.”

Luckily, with everything-as-a-service appearing more and more in our lives, the IT services marketplace is accustomed to, and conditioned for, the recurring revenue model. Most customers prefer a predictable, recurring charge over a large, up-front capital outlay or unpredictable and unbudgeted project fees.

 

Great. You’re sold on the idea, but where can you start today?

 

We call it a Business Growth Model (versus a revenue plan) because it should reflect all your assumptions about the key drivers for your business. These assumptions include:

 

 

  • The average one-time revenue (OTR) value on a per-user or a per-deal basis

 

 

  • The average monthly recurring revenue (MRR) value on a per-user or per-deal basis

 

 

  • The average deal acquisition rate (for OTR deals, MRR deals, or a combination)

 

 

  • The average cost of acquisition for each deal (total sales and marketing expenses)

 

 

  • The blended gross margin that you will realize for an average deal

 

 

With a baseline of your current business and a plan for where you’d like to take your business next, you can start making some very interesting side-by-side comparisons of possible growth trajectories.

 

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