Email migration is frequently seen as a time consuming, complex and disruptive process. This often results in NHS organisations delaying the migration process, which in turn puts them on the back foot when it comes to IT efficiency and integration.
However, email migration doesn’t have to cause disruption or be an expensive process. Below we have listed the most common misconceptions about email migration.
Users will need a new login.
Untrue. Email data can be moved independently of the users Active Directory (AD) login to ensure the immediate uptake of the new email identity without disruption.
Users will need a new email address.
Untrue. Users can maintain a single existing email address throughout a migration. All emails sent to an existing address will arrive in the appropriate migrated mailbox in the new organisation.
Users will need to manually reconfigure Outlook.
Untrue. A user’s email client can be configured to automatically repoint to a new organisations mailbox server without the need for any expensive or time consuming visits to the user’s desktop.
Migrations often require lengthy downtime.
Untrue. Organisations can be configured to run in co-existence mode, ensuring both source and target systems remain synchronised until all migrations are complete.
Migrations require expensive third party software.
Untrue. With a tried and tested extensive Microsoft toolset together with extensive migration experience, at BDS we are able to deliver email migrations without additional expensive third party software or licenses.
At BDS Solutions, we are leading industry experts in the field of Active Directory and Exchange email migration within the NHS. Why not let us help you with your email migration?
Blog by: Jon Knight, Senior Consultant