Over the past number of years Cheddon Limited has specialised in IT migration projects primarily to Microsoft technologies. Source environments include Novell NDS/eDirectory, ZEN, GroupWise and IBM Lotus Domino which are typically migrated to Active Directory, Exchange Server and System Center Configuration Manager.
Active Directory forms the core of any Microsoft Enterprise, and provides a central location for network and resource administration and security. Migrating to Active Directory is often a pre-requisite for other technology, such as Microsoft Exchange 2010, but can also be a standalone project it it's own right.
Migration from other messaging technologies to Microsoft Exchange Server can be a complex logistical and technical undertaking in terms of new infrastructure design, co-existence and integration with legacy systems, and migration activities that bring minimal business disruption. Very often, simply knowing what to expect in advance can be half the battle.
We not only provide "new build" or migration services. We can also undertake reviews of existing systems and infrastructure. We can help you to ensure that the services involved in the running of your business are being delivered in a secure, reliable and effective way to give you the best possible return on your investment.
At Cheddon Limited we understand that technology itself can only ever account for part of the solution. We understand that not all of the migration challenges will be technical. That’s why we have a commitment to help deliver every solution using a winning combination of technology, real life experience, common sense, and industry best practice.
Our web site gives an overview of the most popular services we currently provide, along with many enhancements. We are also able to provide services ranging from consultancy to design and implementation of a range of other technologies so please contact us if you have any questions regarding areas not covered on our web pages.
There are three kinds of migration issues. Read the rest of How to Categorise Migration Issues »
A GroupWise to Exchange migration project typically starts with some form of GroupWise discovery, or information gathering exercise.
Any migration in fact involves a decent understanding of the source environment.
I typically start every discussion with a boiler plate list of questions, often the answers to these question will tell me most of what I need to know in order to start planning. Read the rest of Groupwise Discovery »
There are three aspects to coexistence during a phased mail migration regardless of the vendors or products being used.
1) Provisioning. You don’t get a mailbox unless you have a user object. Both systems also need to have the same view of the user population because this becomes the system or global address list.
2)SMTP mail flow. Both systems although separate need to look feel and behave like a single system internally and to the outside world.
3) Calendar collaboration. It would be nice if people could work together when on different systems, including the ability to view free busy information.