Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School
Google Apps migration from Hosted Exchange
SSI was engaged to solve an email problem. After many years on a Hosted Microsoft Exchange system, the client was looking for a more comprehensive, less expensive solution.
SSI is a Google Apps authorized reseller. Because this client is a school, Google Apps is FREE. The project consisted of migrating over 80 users emails, documents, and calendars from Hosted Exchange. Special attention was given to re-creating distribution groups, and the sharing of contacts and Drive content. The migration was completed over a weekend with zero downtime of the ability to send and receive messages. By the time Monday rolled around every single historical email had been moved to Google's servers for instant access.
Our Lady of Mercy now enjoys the reliability of Google Apps for education for all critical email, and calendar functionality. Teachers and Administrators can share files via Google Drive.
Oh, and because Google Apps is free for educators, there is no more annual expense!