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Google Migrations: Go With the EDU Expert

06/15/2016
BitTitan Team
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The cloud. Either you’re already embracing it as an IT consultant or Microsoft partner, or you know you should and haven’t had the time to make a strategy to focus on it. What’s the best approach?

Recently we spoke with some of our partners to hear their thoughts on trends in the industry, as part of our video series profiling today’s #ModernMSP. Previously MSPs shared their thoughts on What is a modern MSP?

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.

The video shows some thoughts from these innovators about what’s going on in the cloud—a trend that’s here to stay (but, as one partner points out, the opportunity to build a business around it may not be open forever).

Is the window for jumping in with the cloud going to close? Have we arrived at the point where IT businesses are declining if they choose not to shift focus to the cloud?

ModernMSP – Get On Board With The Cloud

I think what’s very interesting and exciting about the cloud is that you no longer restricted by what it is that you have and within your organization or your actual company business side.

~Rick Borquez – CalNet Technology Group

As the cloud evolves seen their new opportunities for them if something comes out and would directly impact your customers bottom line. Being able to reach out to them easily and quickly and say hey this would be excited for you guys let’s talk about it.

~Chris Lehr – Strategic Products & Services

We first started the cloud business, we would have to sell the customer on the idea of going to the cloud. The customer is already sold. They know that going to the cloud is the best idea. What we are doing is helping them understand the steps to get there and then the things that they can do in the cloud.

~Anthony Pagnusat – Perficient Inc.

In the industry for the past 10 15 years it’s always “going to be coming..” “clouds coming..” “cloud cloud cloud..” I would suggest in my experience the last two or three years, it’s really started in a serious way but the window is still open. So for partners that are thinking about jumping on board now’s the time because the window is open right now and it won’t be open forever. It’s either make the change or your business will decline and your customers will leave so that now is the time to make it happen.

~Aaron Leonard – Simple I.D.

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