5 steps to a successful Lotus Notes to Office 365 Migration

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Posted by James Butler on 03-Oct-2016 13:41:27
James Butler


At Cloud Business, we have managed the Lotus Notes to Office 365 migration for thousands of users. This has allowed us to codify our approach into a 5 step procedure. This approach can make a complex migration procedure straightforward and means there are no nasty surprises or down time and lots of happy users!

Here's an overview of our 5 step migration procedure:

Step 1   Discovery

Together we work through  our comprehensive 180 point check list to discover everything we need to know to plan a successful migration for your organisation.

Step 2   Planning

We piece everything together from the discovery phase to produce a detailed plan with timings, activities and a budget.

Step 3 Preparation

We work with you to put everything in place for migration, including software, servers and user communications.

Step 4 Migration

After a pilot, we can begin migrating users either in a big bang or batched strategy.

Step 5 Remediation & post go-live support

There are always niggles. Our team are experts in resolving these as quickly as possible. In the majority of cases, clients prefer to use our fully-managed integration. Whilst there are tasks that can be completed internally, it's likely that this migration will only occur once, so there's little to be gained from training your staff to complete the move themselves.

Ready to start your migration?

If you're thinking about migrating your company to Office 365 - we are offering a FREE 30 minute strategy call with a trained Office 365 migration consultant. This scoping call is a free opportunity to speak with us about your needs and concerns regarding your migration to Office 365. Because you'll be speaking with one of our experts - not with a salesperson - you can be sure that you'll get a thorough technical assessment.

Arranging your free strategy call is easy. Request it online or call on 0845 680 8538 and we can set up a convenient time to talk.
Alternatively, please check out our Lotus notes case studies to see how we helped Southampton Solent University and JD WIlliams migrate from Lotus Notes to Office 365.

Topics: Microsoft Insights, Cloud Migration