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Google Migrations: Go With the EDU Expert

03/03/2017
BitTitan Team
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Reselling licenses does not yield a high-value business.

 

Let’s say you’ve been reselling XaaS apps licenses at $50 per user per year with a 20% reseller commission. As a license-only business, you will generate only $50,000 in annual gross margin even after the sale of 5,000 licenses.

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.

Clearly, the value of any XaaS application or hosted service is not in its direct contribution to your bottom line. The value is in using hosted apps and services as a foundation for building high-value IT solutions that you strategically select, integrate, customize, and support as a managed service.

Now imagine you’ve assembled your own ecosystem of cloud technologies, wrapped your own services around them, and charge for IT-as-a-service at $50/user/month or more.

High-Margin Cloud Services

As you can see from the blue line in the graphic, the value of gross margin dollars generated by a monthly recurring revenue stream of $50/user/month at 40% gross margin is $1.2 million per year. That’s a business model that is scalable and profitable!

 

Bundling is a mutually beneficial strategy for your customers and your business.

 

Modern MSPs build and bundle ongoing services to solve for business outcomes and amortize the one-time project charges to create a recurring monthly fee. Not only will this help your customers with predictable billing and forecasting, but you can count on steady revenue for growing your business.

Meeting the total needs for your customers may include managing and maintaining legacy on-premises technology, migrating systems to the cloud, and servicing a growing cloud solution. To create success for your business, including maintaining a growth strategy, you need to nail your bundled offerings.

It’s time to step up as the change agent to help customers achieve specific business outcomes and a digital transformation. To do this, you must also pursue change—in your business model, partnerships, the solutions you offer, and in how you work with your customers to offer greater lifetime value.

 

At BitTitan we’ve been empowering IT service professionals to successfully deploy and manage cloud technologies through automation for over a decade. Sign up for a FREE BitTitan account today to access our products and services.

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