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10/04/2022
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Managing M&A Migrations: Understanding the Environment

New White Paper From BitTitan

Migrations are becoming increasingly complex. Just as IT professionals have mastered basic moves – to the cloud or between cloud tenants – organizations are upping the challenge. In order to fully benefit from a merger or acquisition deal (M&A), data migrations are required to separate or consolidate environments. M&A migrations are now among the most common applications of MigrationWiz. And they have their own unique nuances and peculiarities.

You’ve been looking for guidance on how to make the migration the most seamless part of a merger or acquisition. And we hear you. BitTitan experts have just published the first in a series of new white papers: Managing M&A Migrations: Understanding the Environment. With a quick read, you’ll understand what makes M&A migrations unique and how plan a successful project.

M&A migrations are both complex and high-stakes because multiple organizations are involved. BitTitan offers free resources like this white paper to help you educate your IT team and keep anxious stakeholders well informed. When you read this white paper, you’ll also gain insights about important questions such as how to assess the Source and Destination environments in disparate organizations, and how to determine which groups, business units, or departments will be merged.

From the white paper: “M&A migrations are far more nuanced and require a larger degree of careful planning and accounting for user impacts than a purely intra-organizational migration.”

What you’ll learn in this white paper

Managing M&A Migrations: Understanding the Environment focuses on planning and preparing for an M&A migration. You’ll read about the importance of assessments, including the fundamental items to cover as you assess both the Source and Destination environments. You’ll also gain an understanding of key issues to watch out for as you plan to bring organizations together. Even if your team is well versed in the technical aspects of migrations, this white paper will help them learn more about the specific nuances of M&A migrations.

Assessments are key to an M&A migration, and we highlight what to look for including user count, data quantities, documents, folder count, and hierarchy complexity. A thorough assessment helps your team create an accurate timeline and plan for any pre-migration testing.

From the white paper: “When you use MigrationWiz to execute the migration, there are built-in discovery tools that can assist with the up-front assessment.”

After more than a decade of helping organizations of every size move environments, we’ve learned a lot about the human side of migrations. This white paper helps you identify organizational issues like communications, training, policies, security, and compliance. We outline some best practices that will foster collaboration before, during, and after the migration.

From the white paper: “Even before the M&A paperwork is finalized and the deal is done, the IT organizations should be bringing together their compliance guidelines, policies, and procedures, and planning for the post-migration end state.”

At BitTitan we want every migration to go smoothly, and we know that’s not just a matter of having the best tool. The more you know, the better you can plan, especially when it comes to the complexities of an M&A migration.

Download our whitepaper today. And contact us if you would like to discuss strategies for an upcoming migration.

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