Bits & Bytes

Google Migrations: Go With the EDU Expert

06/29/2016
BitTitan Team
ModernMSP_default_1920x1328

Automation or automatic control, is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers and heat treating ovens, switching on telephone networks, steering and stabilization of ships, aircraft and other applications with minimal or reduced human intervention. Some processes have been completely automated.

The biggest benefit of automation is that it saves labor; however, it is also used to save energy and materials and to improve quality, accuracy and precision.

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.

Or so sayeth Wikipedia.

For MSPs, automation is a beautiful thing. It turns the most complex task into a mindless procedure that glides over hurdles and gets it done faster than possible in any manual fashion.

automationAnd we’re now at an inflection point, seeing a real transformation of the use of automation within the cloud. According to Gartner, “Automation affects infrastructure, platforms and IT service, and as agile adoption increases, continuous changes will become more mainstream.” More and more companies are trusting BitTitan partners to make increasingly frequent changes to their IT situation, which in turn means that they build stronger, closer and more trusted relationships.  That, in turn, makes it necessary for modern MSPs to have processes that can support those frequent changes. And you need to deliver on a great experience throughout every project or service engagement to prove worthy of that trust.

What can automation do for an MSP? Here are some of the thoughts we’ve heard from partners:

“Automation is going to make a more predictable business.”

“We’ve realized that this age, the old processes are not going to work anymore.”

“Automation is going to help us bring the cost of delivery down for our customers and it’s going to help us scale.”

“For service delivery, automation affects all of our business.”

“Only through automation and using tools, a lot of BitTitan tools and other automation tools, to get scale. Automation allowed us to go to the next level.”

Automation is one of the six buzzwords of the modern MSP. (What are the others, you ask? Cloud, recurring revenue, upsell/cross-sell, bundling and customer relationships.) The time has come for IT professionals to modernize as the cloud has matured, as has customers’ understanding of it. “From 2016 through 2020, more than $1tn in compounded IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by a shift in spending to cloud-based services, according to analyst Gartner.”

Related Posts

  • MigrationWiz – Workloads Datasheet
    Accessible anytime from anywhere, MigrationWiz provides a single, centralized interface to streamline everything from simple mailbox moves to complex enterprise-scale migration projects that include all your workloads.

Register for a FREE BitTitan Account

Create an account now and start planning your project.