Local Business Migrates From BlueHost To G Suite With Help From SureTec
Migration can be one of the most complicated IT tasks in a business environment. Just recently, a new client got in touch with our team to get help with their move from BlueHost To G-Suite. They made the right call – mismanaging a migration can result in a number of serious consequences:
- During the transition, you could lose some key files for good with no backup or redundancies to replace it.
- The migration, already expensive, could take longer than you expected and adds what you thought was avoidable downtime to your staff’s work life.
Cloud-based technologies like G-Suite are changing the way users like you view the capabilities of their technology. Whether this is your first cloud platform, or you’re currently using an alternative like G-Suite, it’s important to consider your migration carefully.
Do you know what it involves?
The 4 Step Process: Migration From BlueHost To Google G Suite
Planning makes all the difference between a successful migration and a disastrous one. Follow these steps and take your time to execute an effective migration:
Step 1: Plan Ahead
When preparing for your migration to G-Suite, it’s important to plan efficiently and thoroughly. The best way to achieve this is with an actual meeting with those who are involved in the process. You should talk through a number of key factors both in the migration, such as:
- Why are we choosing to migrate?
- What benefits do we expect to gain from migrating?
- How will our infrastructure change during migration?
- How will the user experience change after migration?
- How will we train staff members on using G-Suite?
This is an especially vital step because, if you don’t have answers to these questions, then you probably aren’t ready to migrate. Knowing how to answer these questions means that you can avoid common pitfalls and hit the ground running with your new IT environment.
Furthermore, you’ll want to make sure your entire staff understands what migration means for their work. What kind of downtime will they encounter, what are the benefits they will have access to once it’s complete, etc.
Step 2: Hardware
Migration is a great opportunity to take stock of your hardware. This is the type of consideration you need to make (and do something about) before you migrate, and not after.
Step 3: Software
As G-Suite provides virtually all the software you could possibly use, there isn’t too much to take stock of in your old environment. However, if you and your staff currently use mail-enabled applications that you’re fond of, or that are so specific to your business and industry that you’ll need them post-migration anyway, then you need to make sure they are compatible.
Step 4: Migrate
Now that all the groundwork has been done, you’re ready to migrate. Remember, there’s no rushing this process. If you want it to be effective, and if you want your new G-Suite environment to work as planned, then be patient and follow the steps carefully.
Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Guidance
It’s possible to handle a migration of this scale on your own – but it won’t be easy. As you can see, there’s a lot to consider, and this doesn’t even take into account the time and money you would spend on handling the process independently.
It’s much wiser to simply enlist the assistance of an IT company like SureTec, just as our new client recently did. We will be able to offer the experience and skills necessary to manage the migration end to end and avoid the common pitfalls.
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