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Google Migrations: Go With the EDU Expert

03/23/2021
Ankur Garg
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With Hybrid Exchange Management features live in MigrationWiz, partners and internal IT teams are already seeing time and resource savings through the solution.

Just how much savings, though?

When you have free methods like scripting and spreadsheets as one option, understanding why your investment in a tool like MigrationWiz is worth it is important. Our new calculator allows you to do just that.

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.

Calculate your savings

The Hybrid ROI Calculator is designed to provide an estimate of time and resource savings given your specific project details. Based on inputs such as number of mailboxes, run rate, and number of engineers involved in the project, the calculator compares the cost of delivering your project through manual methods versus MigrationWiz side-by-side.

The first part of the calculator offers estimates on three general project sizes. The table on the right will update dynamically as selection changes.

 

For those wanting a more customized view of their savings, clicking “See Full Savings” takes you to a much more granular view of the calculator. Here’s where the real magic lies. By adjusting those pre-made inputs like total mailboxes, run rate (the number of mailboxes you are looking to migrate per week), as well as labor rates for senior and junior resources, you can determine how much your project will cost to deliver and how much you can save with MigrationWiz.

 

 

Once those inputs are set, you can compare project plans for each phase side-by-side, even adjusting resource allocation and timelines for individual sections.

Where MigrationWiz comes into play is the biggest part of this plan – the Production phase where the majority of users are being moved. By using MigrationWiz, teams can allocate fewer senior resources to hybrid engagements, enabling lower level IT techs or internal IT teams themselves to manage the bulk of the project.

 

What’s your hybrid strategy?

For teams that have limited resources, lower expertise around hybrid environments, or happen to be internal IT teams looking to migrate themselves, MigrationWiz offer an easier path to a successful migration.

Building the scripts and additional automation into MigrationWiz makes it simpler to batch users automatically, even preserve delegate relationships through the actual cutover. The result is a faster and easier migration experience that can be handled with lower IT resources.

For partners, this means lower delivery costs to end users and the opportunity to bid more competitively on engagements.

For internal IT teams, this frees up the senior resources to tackle other aspects of the project or move onto other engagements entirely.

There is an added cost up front with MigrationWiz licenses – but that cost is quickly recouped in the time and resource savings from having a tool you can trust to more effectively manage these projects.

Head on over to our Hybrid Exchange Management page to see more information and a demo of this solution, and to see your full savings with our ROI Calculator.

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