November 20, 2020
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Migration – The Cobry Cafetiere of Cloud Knowledge

Migrating to Google Workspace | The Cobry Cafetiere of Cloud Knowledge

Bored of insignificant, at-home coffee breaks? You no longer have to be, because you now have the opportunity to join ours! Each week, our team gets together for the Cobry Cafetiere of Cloud Knowledge, a break dedicated to learning all things cloud technology. From individual apps to complex subjects, we discuss everything we know, and now we want to share our expertise with you! So get ready to quench your thirst for knowledge as well as coffee - this week we’re talking all things Migration! 

What is Migration? 

Migration involves hoovering up all of an organisation's legacy data and moving it to Google Workspace. This includes emails, calendars, contacts and files. Migration is optional, with some organisations choosing to move to the cloud with a blank slate due to messy and disorganised current systems. Want to learn more about moving to the cloud? We have loads more info here

Migration is moving all data

Why Migrate?

So, why bother migrating then if it is not essential? It is the Cobry way - we migrate to minimise disruption. By starting with familiar data, we can ensure users have the best possible experience with Google Workspace. This means they can learn to use the new tools available to them without the challenge of also rebuilding their working environment. 

Cobry’s approach to Migration

It is our belief that users should not experience the migration - they should experience the tools. Essentially, employees should log out of their old system on a Friday evening and by Monday morning they return to all of their same data - just in a new workspace! Whilst there are some nuances, all of our migrations follow this structure:

Cobry's Migration Timeline

There are lots of tools to tackle migration. The tool we choose depends on multiple factors, but primarily are:

  • Migration Speed - This is how fast items transfer from the source to the destination. Different tools are coded differently so they all migrate at different speeds.
  • Configurability - This is how configurable a tool is. Sometimes the client has some very specific requirements that we have to fulfil, so reconfigurability is pivotal in some situations.
  • Data Source - This is the most important factor when deciding a tool. Here, we consider where the data currently lies. This could be local, on the server, or on the cloud.

Once the migration is complete, that does not mean our partnership has to be. Our approach is to build trust and lasting relationships by adding value and tailoring Google Workspace to your exact needs. 

So there you have it, a whistle-stop tour of all things Migration. Keep your eyes peeled for next week’s Cafetiere of Cloud Knowledge.

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