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10/18/2022
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Managing M&A Migrations: Strategy and Execution

Executing a migration isn’t simply a technical exercise – especially when it’s part of a merger or acquisition. In fact, even if you have extensive experience using a migration tool like MigrationWiz, things can still go wrong if you skimp on planning and communication. Managing M&A Migrations: Strategy and Execution is the second in our white paper series giving you practical advice from BitTitan experts that will help you manage seamless migrations, even in a complex, high-stakes environment.

In our previous whitepaper we outlined the importance of careful planning, which starts with understanding the environments of each organization involved in the migration. Your migration strategy will follow from the initial assessment and planning phase. And a key component that can determine the success of your strategy will be your communication plan.

From the white paper: “When dealing with a merger or acquisition involving mid-size and enterprise-scale organizations, thorough planning and communication is essential.”

What you’ll learn in this whitepaper

Migration strategy is far more than determining when and where to move data. It needs to include a plan for business continuity. In this white paper we outline steps you’ll want to take in advance of a migration that will help minimize disruption and avoid user frustration or lost data. We also discuss the role of the BitTitan Customer Success team – experienced experts who can help with strategy decisions and provide advice about end-user communication.

From the white paper: “Assisting with migration strategy with respect specifically to what data moves and when it moves is a valuable piece of what the Customer Success team provides.”

In addition to personalized assistance from the Customer Success team, we outline the many benefits of using MigrationWiz for M&A migrations, from fast, flexible setup to our extensive documentation.

Learn tips for M&A scenarios

MigrationWiz provides the features and flexibility to tackle the most complex migrations. Our white paper includes tips for handling document versions, mapping files and folders, migrating permissions, and changing user or domain names. While each migration has its unique nuances, we also share an example of a migration cadence that works well for large organizations.

We close out this white paper with guidance for post-migration success and a reminder: “In any migration, remember that you’re migrating users, not just their data. That becomes an even more important consideration in a merger or acquisition, as you’re moving users into a new environment that might be unfamiliar to them.”

At BitTitan we want every migration to go smoothly, and we know that’s not just a matter of having the best tool. A solid migration strategy and good communication, along with support from our Customer Success team, can smooth even a large-scale M&A migration.

Download our whitepaper today. And contact us if you would like to discuss strategies for an upcoming migration.

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