‘Every cloud has a silver lining’ as the saying goes. Well, this current Coronavirus pandemic is certainly testing that to the limit.
There are interesting silver linings to be seen on the social front as well as the business front, and none more so than for IT departments and IT engineers.
On the social front, one silver lining that has become apparent is how well, in the face of adversity British people are pulling together, and how kindness and consideration, two traits that seem to have been in short supply in recent years, have come to the fore.
On the business front, believe it or not, while many businesses are suffering financial hardship, this period of adversity has still offered the opportunity for business owners and senior managers to take stock of their business processes and reappraise what they do and how they do it.
On the IT front this has led to a number of businesses bringing forward the implementation of IT projects scheduled for later in the year or beyond. A key driver of this is the fact that for IT departments, the need to firefight as well as deal with other distractions has reduced significantly for the IT team, allowing them the time to make great headway in implementing these projects. Many IT departments are under great pressure to upgrade their systems to deal with end-of-life software such as Exchange 2010 along with the potential compatibility issues that creates with legacy on-premise email archive solutions, most notably Enterprise Vault.
With huge numbers of employees now working from home, business owners and senior managers are beginning to appreciate the value of migrating their data and email to the cloud, and just how that would work in a disaster recovery situation. A common comment from those that have already made that step is “thank goodness we made the move, it has really simplified the whole working from home scenario, and in part is great validation for our disaster recovery and business continuity processes”
Conversely, those that still have their email and data on premise are struggling with slow user performance due to bandwidth issues caused by the massive demand from home workers on their data connection into the building. This has given many decision makers in the IT departments cause to consider migrating their email and data into the cloud sooner rather than later.
Ultimate Migrator is a specialist enterprise level software tool handling the migration of email and data from on-premise to the cloud – see why a host of successful companies, many of them high-end blue-chip names, have chosen Ultimate Migrator as their preferred migration partner: http://ultimatemigrator.com/
Coronavirus Movers & Shakers:
We are delighted to announce that BPD, a highly respected international interdisciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists, have chosen Ultimate Migrator software to help them migrate their on-premise archived email data into a secure cloud-based platform.
BDP were one of the prime movers behind the immense achievement of converting the ExCel London exhibition centre to a 4000 bed ICU hospital in the space of just two weeks. See the time-lapse video…
BDP were also heavily instrumental in the conversion of Cardiff’s Principality Stadium into the Dragon’s Heart Hospital for coronavirus patients. Read more….
Coincidentally, Ultimate Migrator are proud to say that as well as BDP, both ExCel London itself and NHS Wales have also chosen to entrust their email and data migration projects to the powerful, reliable and highly efficient Ultimate Migrator software. A common theme amongst all these clients is the migration of their on-premise archived email data from legacy systems such as Enterprise Vault or Quest Archive Manager across to O365 or Mimecast cloud platforms, or in some cases both.