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Google Migrations: Go With the EDU Expert

04/19/2017
BitTitan Team
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Update: Elevate ’17 was a great success! Want to be the first to hear about Elevate ’18? Sign up here.

On October 16, BitTitan partners will gather in Denver, Colorado for Elevate, the first-ever conference for the Modern MSP.  We’ll share expertise, explore industry insights, pursue a competitive edge, and embrace opportunity in the changing industry with the new MSPComplete.

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.

To help us get in the right mindset, we’ve invited “futurist” Jack Uldrich as our first keynote speaker.

Jack Uldrich is an award-winning author and recognized speaker who will address us about “unlearning” some assumptions and habits around technology, change management, and leadership.

By questioning the way we handle challenges, and reframing our approach to the future, we can plan strategically and thrive in a changing marketplace.

Begin unlearning now—starting with three misconceptions that hold ITSPs back from becoming Modern MSPs.

1. Automation is the solution.

We’ve said it before: Profitable automation requires a shift in perspective.

Automation doesn’t make a business more profitable by default. It’s not a magic wand. Without understanding your delivery process and the profitability of the services you offer, automation may not add much value to your business.

Automation is powerful when intelligently used. By automating time-consuming, repetitive, and error-prone tasks, people are empowered to focus on the functions automation cannot improve: Customers, solution building, and problem solving. That’s where real growth can happen.

2. Project-based revenue will always be available to drive business growth.

One-off projects have typically provided plenty of value and opportunity. ITSPs can learn the nuances of a particular organization’s IT, develop a relationship with the company during the project, and become atrusted advisor, ready to serve the customer’s next need.

These are important successes, but if you only sell project-based services, you’re literally and figuratively selling yourself short.

The self-service nature of many cloud solutions means the rhythm and frequency of your project-based calls is declining as cloud adoption rises.

However, a powerful relationship and intimate knowledge of an organization’s IT puts you in thebest position to offer ongoing managed services. It’s a win-win if you can drive business outcomes with technology, increase lifetime value, and secure a stream of recurring revenue.

3. If you’re not already an MSP, it’s too risky and costly to make the leap to managed services.

At BitTitan, we strive to help partners overcome this idea. In fact, it’s driven the direction of our platform. We believe that with automation, prescriptive guidance, and market-ready services, we can help anyone can become a profitable MSP.

With turnkey managed services, partners can go to market without spending a lot of time defining their services, developing pricing and go-to-market strategies, and training their teams to sell and deliver.

Automated services created by BitTitan experts reduce the risks associated with launching new services. There’s no need to slow down day-to-day operations to explore new revenue streams. With profitability comes the freedom to grow your business, focus on what you do best, and help your people become happier every single day.

Do a little unlearning yourself.

One of the greatest opportunities for our partners at Elevate is to unlearn what they knew about BitTitan. We’re tackling much bigger problems than just email and data migrations.

Want to unlearn more? Check out MSPComplete and how it works.

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