A Local Council Government in Scotland Modernizes to Office 365 As Part of Their Cloud-First Strategy

“The Notes Migrator CMT software was reliable and robust for us. We could rely on it to make sure that it was going to do the job that we wanted. The support Binary Tree provided was outstanding and the e-Learning platform enables us to scale up the productivity of our people today and in the future.”

— Project Manager, Local Council in Scotland

The Challenge

One of the key objectives of the council’s cloud-first strategy was to replace their aging on-premises Lotus Notes and Domino email system with a cloud-based solution. Notes was not giving them the functionality they wanted long-term and was not well liked by their users, so the decision was made to switch to Microsoft Exchange Online in the Office 365 cloud.

While the council possessed a good internal team to perform the migration, and was supplemented by knowledgeable partners in Vodaphone and Bell Integration, there were a couple of key capabilities that were missing. First off, they needed a tool to automate the migration of Notes email data to Office 365. And they also needed to supplement their training resources to properly onboard and educate their users on how to become productive in the Office 365 cloud.

The Solution

Based on the recommendation of their partners, the council brought in Binary Tree to fill in the missing capabilities. They selected Binary Tree’s Notes Migrator CMT software to migrate their users mail from Notes to Exchange Online. And to supplement their training resources, they chose Binary Tree’s online e-Learning system to help their users quickly become productive in the Office 365 cloud.

The Results

The council took a phased approach to the migration by moving their users in batches over the course of a few months. The Binary Tree Notes Migrator CMT software reliably and robustly migrated their users and their data from Notes to Office 365. And Binary Tree’s online e-Learning library of video lessons and courses provided the expert guidance the council employees needed to become productive in Office 365 while keeping the IT team informed of the training that was delivered. The council was pleased with the results Binary Tree provided and is planning to leverage their expertise to move Domino applications to SharePoint Online as they continue their journey to the Microsoft cloud.


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