Comprehensive Google Apps for Work Set Up, Deployment, Change Management, Training and Support Services
BC Cloud Solutions has successfully deployed and migrated numerous businesses and organizations form Novell GroupWise, Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Notes & Domino, Zimbra and other messaging and calendar systems to Google Apps for Work.
BC Cloud Solutions is best qualified to deliver a successful migration because of the substantial experience we have in implementing Messaging, Collaboration and Security solutions. We bring unique integration capabilities to a Google Apps for Work Deployment project. This combination of talent will insure an on time, on budget migration to Google Apps.
Our integration credentials include:
Success in a migration of collaboration assets is contingent on both a high quality technical execution as well as a thorough and comprehensive change management and communications plan. These two elements have an almost equal impact on the perception of success in both the IT and user communities.
Our goals for technical execution include minimizing the time of co-existence, providing high fidelity transfer of data and avoiding any unplanned system unavailability. BC Cloud Solutions reduces the time of co-existence by executing high velocity cutovers that are typically only limited by the availability of support staff for the day of the event. High fidelity migrations are achieved by selecting the best of breed migration tools for the platforms involved in any given migration and unplanned unavailability is reduced or eliminated by thorough testing, planning, and communications prior to production migrations.
Messaging migration projects are almost always unique in their impact on user’s daily work experience. For many people, their email client is the software where they spend the most time and with which they have the most personal connection. BC Cloud Solutions assists clients by developing a communications, training and change management plan that will ensure that all stakeholders have the information that they need to ensure a well received and successful migration.
Email & Data Migration
When making the transition to cloud-based solutions for messaging and calendar, we know that one of the top priorities on any IT Department's To-Do List is the safe, secure transfer of legacy company data. BC Cloud Solutions’ migration team have spent years honing a precise, dependable process for migrating everything from archived emails to calendars, contacts and other key data sets to Google’s secure Cloud servers.
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Google Apps for Work Email Migration
BC Cloud Solutions is a leading Google for Work Partner. We provide a migration program and service designed to support organizations looking to deploy Google Apps for Work as their hosted email service. We have expertise in leading email platforms from Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Notes & Domino, Novell Groupwise and other email servers, so we are well placed to assist you in your migration.
This service migrates the customer from their existing legacy mail servers (Microsoft Exchange 2003, IBM Lotus Notes & Domino, Novell Groupwise or other email servers) to Google Apps for Work Email. The service has variants suitable for small businesses, mid-market and distributed Enterprise customers. BC Cloud Solutions provides fixed price migration packages for most scenarios, ask for a quotation or ask for a technical specialist to contact you to discuss your interest or arrange an evaluation.
Our Google Apps Email Migration Service includes:
The first step: Email Suitability Assessment
The BC Cloud Solutions Suitability Assessment service is a short engagement with our consultants. The objective is to help you evaluate whether Google Apps for Work is right for your business, to identify and document any integration issues, to undertake a short user experience exercise.
The output is a fully costed high level deployment plan. During the exercise BC Cloud Solutions will provision and configure a standalone Google Apps for Work Account for up to 10 users on your company domain with dual delivery to both your existing mail-server* and to Google Apps for Work Email. This allows you to assess the suitability of Google Apps for Work Email without affecting your corporate email flow.
File Server Migration to Google Drive
Google Drive allows you to store, access and manage your data on Google’s immense storage infrastructure. It’s everywhere you are, on the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. Migrating your organization’s data off of file servers and into Google Drive eliminates the need to manage, maintain and pay costly fees for on-premise file storage systems such as Network-Attached Storage (NAS), Direct-Attached Atorage (DAS) or SAN (Storage Area Network). Furthermore, migrating your data to Google Drive eliminates disaster recovery concerns and creates an instantly-searchable archive of all your organization’s data.
Google Drive also enables businesses to eliminate the need for and migrate from Open Source file storage systems such as Openfiler, FreeNAS, NAS4Free, CryptoNAS, NASLite, Gluster, Openfiler, OpenMediaVault, the Debian-based TurnKey File Server and NexentaStor, built on the Nexenta Core Platform.
BC Cloud Solutions can help your organization consolidate business data such as Microsoft Office documents, PDFs, videos, and miscellaneous files of various types into a more searchable archive safe from corruption, natural disaster and theft.
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Data & File Server Migration Process
Note: 10GB individual file upload size limit. Standard 5GB of storage per user (additional storage may need to be purchased).
Customers wishing to use the sevice need only take a few steps in order to assure a seamless and timely migration of data from traditional file servers to Google Drive. BC Cloud Solutions will deploy a lightweight and powerful enterprise grade migration tool with your enironment.
Email Archive Migration to Google Vault
Email Security, Archiving and Compliance requirements
BC Cloud Solutions can help your organization meet security, archiving and compliance requirements by consolidating business email into Google Apps Vault, a more searchable archive safe from corruption, natural disaster and theft.
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Change management is an organizational process aimed at helping change stakeholders to accept and embrace changes in their environment. In a Google Apps for Work Deployment Project context, change management refers to the management process wherein changes from a legacy Email Messaging & Collaboration solution to Google Apps for Work is formally introduced and approved.
At BC Cloud Solutions, we use industry standard and best practice Change Management structures and tools to control our client's organizational change effort. The goal is to maximize benefits and minimize the change impacts on workers and avoid distractions.
Tools or components of change management include:
Google Apps for Work Change Management
Break the Resistance, with Expert Guidance through Cloud Transformation
Implementation of a new messaging and collaboration system may be the most significant technology transformation an organization undertakes, affecting people and processes across every function. Transformation of this magnitude represents a unique opportunity for management to energize the enterprise, instill new skills and best practices, empower the user community, drive individual and group innovation and lead the market.
Supported by BC Cloud Solutions expertly crafted change management program, implementation of the Google Apps productivity suite is a dynamic catalyst for growth.
Drawing on our Google Apps for Work Deployment experience, the BC Cloud Solutions change management team has created a rigorous approach that combines its specific Google Apps knowledge with current change management methodology. Services include Sponsorship, Communication and Readiness activities that are designed to help ensure faster adoption, greater utilization and higher end user proficiency.
Specific deliverables can include:
Google Apps for Work Training
Empower your users – Training is a wise investment
You’ve just provided your organization with a solution that can make them more productive. Now what? Many users struggle to adopt new technologies when training and change management is not provided alongside the deployment or implementation. When users do not understand and embrace new solutions, negativity around the implementation can grow. BC Cloud Solutions ensures that your end-users— from interns to CEOs— are able to leverage your new solutions to help themselves (and the company at large!) succeed.
Training your employees empowers them to take full advantage of the productivity and collaboration tools within Google Apps for Work. BC Cloud Solutions wants to empower your people and provide the knowledge they need to use Google Apps for Work more productively. We strongly believe that if you train and empower your employees, they will embrace positive change more easily, and start to work Smarter, Better & Faster. Going Google and providing the right training will pay dividends in improving your business over time.
BC Cloud Solutions training and change management services ensure a smooth, disruption-free transition and are designed to maximize workforce adoption, utilization and proficiency. Our training is based on current adult learning methodologies to deliver relevant and engaging training. View our full course catalog and note that the services outlined can be combined to create the training solution that best meets the needs of your organization.
Everyone needs a little extra help
We appreciate that everyone has different skills and learning speeds and styles. Some of your employees will need very little help, others may need more. So BC Cloud Solutions provides Google Apps for Work Training solutions tailored to your business and employees, to ensure you get the most out of Google Apps. We can tailor your Google Apps for Work Training solution, to include self paced online training, one2one training, or on-site training, all to suit your employees needs, and to suit your budget.
BC Cloud Solutions Google Apps for Work Training Services
All offerings are customizable to:
Moving to Google Apps can save your business money, improve and simplify your IT management. It’s key benefits are realised when your employees are empowered to use powerful Google applications that can help resolve bottlenecks in workflows and processes, and help your business work smarter.
BC Cloud Solutions can help provide the right training program and resources to evolve your IT, empower your people, and help your business grow.
Please feel free to Contact us using contact form or Call us for a no obligation discussion on finding the Google Apps for Work Training solutions that are right for your business.
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For Optimizing the Transfer of Email and Data to the Cloud.
BC Cloud Solutions has designed our methodology around three major phases: discovery & planning, migration of mail, data & applications and training & change management. Our project managers work directly with our customers to ensure each migration is as smooth and efficient as possible.
Our experts’ combined experience across most popular mail servers makes them one of the most qualified team to successfully migrate your entire organization off of Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Notes & Domino, Novell Groupwise, Microsoft 365, Scalix and other hosted or on-premise messaging solutions for a smooth transition to the Google Apps for Work collaboration suite. Learn about our methodology and process here.