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City and Guilds

Mimecast Migration

City & Guilds Mimecast to Office 365 migration

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Recognising the complexity of moving emails between the two, effectively incompatible clouds, the City & Guilds Group was recommended to email migration experts, Essential Computing, by Microsoft.

Following a successful rollout of conferencing and shared workspace services delivered via Microsoft Office 365, leading global skills development organisation, the City& Guilds Group is to transfer its email services into the cloud.

In addition to migrating live user mailboxes the move will involve transferring over 8 Terabytes of emails currently stored in the Mimecast cloud.

The Mimecast service had previously been used in a bid to take the strain off the organisation’s on-premises Exchange servers and add resilience.

Explained Director of IT at the City & Guilds Group, Ian Turfrey, 

“From a business perspective it is vital that we make the move as pain-free as possible for our staff and that no emails go missing. Additionally, by re-housing all our legacy and ongoing email records in one solution, the City & Guilds Group stands to benefit from significantly reduced support overheads and operational costs.”

The archive migration service offered by Essential includes the ability to move and convert email records stored in separate user mailboxes, as well as compliance journal repositories, into the new Office 365 compliance model.

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