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Google Migrations: Go With the EDU Expert

02/16/2017
BitTitan Team
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At BitTitan, if you ask one of our developers how long it will take to fix something, a popular answer is “two hours or six days.” It’s harder to convey in text than through voice, but rest assured there’s a dash of sarcasm in there.

We’re on a mission to end annoying work. So we went to our dev team—the very individuals who are working hard to help us #EndAnnoyingWork—and asked what kinds of tasks and problems annoy them on the regular. Anonymity has been retained to prevent any internal finger-pointing…

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.

Here are some of most popular answers, arranged into three themes, with memes! Do you totally relate?

“You’re joking, right?” When expectations are so unrealistic and your jaw hits the floor…

  • You’re forced sort out which is the actual priority. You could try to bump something off your list, but it’s all urgent, too.
  • There are twelve different tools and programming languages you’re expected to use. They’ve popped up almost overnight, and that’s about how long you have to learn them.
  • Requirements for a project change but are not communicated. You’re just supposed to know.

 

“Is that really necessary?” When you roll your eyes so much and wonder how you haven’t given up…

  • You must log into multiple systems to document the status of the work you’ve done. It takes more effort to show for the work than it does to complete the task itself.
  • The same question is repeatedly asked in a meeting by each person that hasn’t been paying attention.
  • Just as you get back into a productive stride, you’re interrupted. (It’s truly incredible how a ten-second drive by can derail you for the rest of the hour.)

 

“Are we there yet?” When you’ve spent so much time on something that you’ve become a melting pot of anger, despair, and exhaustion…

  • The final design is never the final design. File names evolve from “final” to “FINAL final” to “DEFINITELY FINAL NO JOKE THIS IS THE ONE.”
  • It’s a struggle to adopt new processes. You fully experience the five stages of grief before the new way of doing things becomes a habit.
  • You end an important discussion under the impression you’re on the same page, only to find out you need another meeting to get in sync.

We also learned that “deadline” and “new feature” are common trigger words. And never, ever say, “it would be cool if the platform could…”

Now we’d like to hear from you, our BitTitan partners.

What do you find annoying at work? Manual, repetitive tasks? Project managers breathing down your neck every half hour?

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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