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Time to Change Up the Delivery Model for Microsoft Exchange Migration Solutions
Posted by Vadim Gringolts, CTO

Moving the burden of performing migrations from the customer to the vendor

Did you ever wonder why vendors still offer a traditional model for delivery of migration solutions? This question is especially relevant when an organization makes the decision to migrate to Microsoft Exchange or to the cloud. With cloud solutions, you typically get the software, remote delivery and no maintenance worries—basically this type of “non-ownership” delivers all of the convenience without any responsibility. Cloud offerings are typically priced on a “fee per-user” basis; however, most migration companies still use an enterprise license model, adding services (installation and support) on a time and materials basis—whether they deliver the migration solution themselves or use integrators or partners. This not only gets expensive, but all these additional components mean the total cost is unpredictable. With this model, how can you possibly give your CIO a total migration budget with confidence?

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Posted on 3/25/2014 8:48:03 AM | with 0 comments


Collect & Rationalize
Posted by Vadim Gringolts, CTO

In my last two blogs, we explored Step One—Interoperability—of our 4-step path to seamless migration. The main takeaway was that transparent interoperability gives you the ability to:

  • Find users in the email directory
  • Exchange email with internal/external users regardless of transition state
  • Schedule, modify, re-schedule, or cancel meetings
  • View availability of other users
  • Access shared content

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Posted on 3/18/2014 9:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


Vadim’s Law of Interoperability Physics
Posted by Vadim Gringolts, CTO

When migrating to the Cloud, you really can have it all—speed of migration, a gradual transition, and workflow preservation.

Part I of our Interoperability blog post series focused on messaging as a critical corporate asset and why it is neither appropriate nor advisable to move everything to the cloud in a cloud-based migration. Part II is focused on the transition itself and how to achieve transparent interoperability.

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Posted on 3/10/2014 2:40:05 PM | with 0 comments


Does Moving to the Cloud Mean Moving EVERYTHING to the Cloud? Not Exactly!

Posted by Vadim Gringolts, CTO


Nor would you want it to.

 

When it comes to moving your old Exchange messaging infrastructure to a new cloud-based platform, you could say interoperability—the preservation of workflow throughout the entire migration process—is priority one. Interoperability is also the first step in Binary Tree’s 4-step transformation process. In fact, interoperability is so important that I’ll be covering the topic in two separate blog postings, so be sure to check out Part II next week after you read Part I here.
 

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Posted on 3/4/2014 9:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


Is Your Transition to the Cloud a Bit…Cloudy?
By Vadim Gringolts, CTO

You’re not alone; however, interpretations vary when it comes to transitioning your messaging infrastructure to the cloud.

Moving a company’s messaging infrastructure to the cloud hit an all-time high in 2013—with the trajectory expected to continue. According to research*, 27% of business email boxes are currently located in the cloud, meaning many more cloud transitions will take place or are already in process. If your enterprise is taking on a migration endeavor this year, you should become familiar with your options.
 

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Posted on 2/24/2014 12:16:30 PM | with 0 comments


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