GroupWise to Microsoft 365 Migration Basics Shared by Migration Expert

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NYC area Microsoft 365 migration expert shares GroupWise limitations, migration challenges, and five GroupWise to Microsoft 365 migration basics—in a new article from Messaging Architects

GroupWise to Microsoft 365 Migration Basics
For organizations using legacy systems like GroupWise, Microsoft 365 offers clear benefits, from improved eDiscovery to scalability and easy remote access. However, migrating from GroupWise to Microsoft 365 presents unique challenges.

Messaging Architects, an eMazzanti Technologies Company and Microsoft 365 migration expert, shares GroupWise to Microsoft 365 migration basics in a new article. The informative article first identifies GroupWise limitations, including problems inherent in monitoring individual archives and a lack of up-to-date eDiscovery features.

The author then identifies challenges that complicate groupwise migrations, such as finding and processing unmanaged personal archives. He then shares five GroupWise to Microsoft 365 migration basics, including project assessment, data collection, setting up the target system, and end user training. He concludes by encouraging migration leaders to work with proven migration experts.

“For organizations using legacy systems like GroupWise, Microsoft 365 offers clear benefits, from improved eDiscovery to scalability and easy remote access,” stated Greg Smith, Vice President of Services Delivery at Messaging Architects. “However, migrating from GroupWise to Microsoft 365 presents unique challenges.”

Below are a few excerpts from the article, “GroupWise to Microsoft 365 Migration Basics.”

GroupWise Presents Critical Limitations

“While GroupWise has powered corporate email systems for decades, an infrastructure designed for 1980s workloads struggles to handle modern demands. In particular, GroupWise personal archives present potentially costly issues. In the first place, end users manage their own archives.”

Significant Challenges Complicate GroupWise Migrations

“Migrating to Microsoft 365 solves personal archive issues while offering powerful features for eDiscovery and regulatory compliance. As with any system that has been in place for many years, however, large mailboxes and poorly configured systems can prove a minefield. Also, finding and processing unmanaged personal archives requires the right tools and expertise.”

Follow GroupWise to Microsoft 365 Migration Basics

“The quality of the initial project assessment will determine migration success. The migration team, including both stakeholders and technical personnel, begin with a thorough system review. This includes determining the number, size and location of mailboxes and archives.”

“Next, the team will collect the data, catalog it, and process it. This step can prove complex, depending on the quality and location of personal archives. For instance, archives located on local drives may need to be centralized. This aids copying and helps to ensure content is not being updated during the process.”

GroupWise Migration Experts

Organizations have options for conducting a GroupWise to Microsoft 365 migration. They can run a DIY migration using Microsoft’s FastTrack service or a third-party migration tool. However, with GroupWise migrations the complexities involved require in-depth technical understanding not available in most companies.

Most organizations choose to partner with a migration expert such as Messaging Architects. Its migration consultants bring a wealth of experience with both GroupWise and Microsoft 365 environments, including troublesome personal archives. They migrate data behind the scenes, ensuring a positive experience for end users and IT staff alike.

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About Messaging Architects

Messaging Architects specializes in effectively managing and securing an organization’s most precious asset, its information. With over 20 years of information management and technology consulting experience, the Messaging Architects team has provided corporations, educational intuitions, health care facilities and nonprofits with methodologies, procedures, and technology to keep their data organized, compliant and secure.

About eMazzanti Technologies

eMazzanti’s team of trained, certified IT experts rapidly deliver increased revenue growth, data security and productivity for clients ranging from law firms to high-end global retailers, expertly providing advanced cyber security, retail and payment technology, digital marketing services, cloud and mobile solutions, multi-site implementations, 24×7 outsourced network management, remote monitoring, and support.

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