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Londonderry Agriculture Businesses Calls STS For IT Services
Migrating your IT systems isn’t necessarily a simple process. Do you know how to manage the project effectively? This agriculture business In Londonderry didn’t, which is why they got in touch with Sydney Technology Solutions.
Are you worried about your next IT system migration?
If you’re reading blogs like this one, then you probably are. And it’s OK to worry.
After all, 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 upgrading and migrating their systems. 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.
This is precisely why this local agriculture business in Londonderry got in touch with us:
“We are a medium-sized business based in Londonderry. We currently have an old access database that I would like to review our options of either migrating or upgrade. We need some sound advice on our options. Is this something you can help with?”
Our representative immediately started the process of arranging a direct phone call with a member of our team:
“For further assistance, I can instantly connect you with the business. Would you like to speak with someone on the phone right now?”
Once we had them on the phone, we explained how we would handle their migration…
Our 3-Step Migration Process
Once we had learned more about the business in question, we walked them through our carefully developed migration process:
When preparing for your migration, 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 the new system?
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, we 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.
Hardware & Software
Migration is a great opportunity to take stock of your IT assets. This is the type of consideration you need to make (and do something about) before you migrate, and not after.
Now that all the groundwork has been done, it’s time to migrate. Remember, there’s no rushing this process. We want it to be effective, and we want your new Microsoft 365 environment to work as planned – that means taking the time to do it right.
This Agriculture Business In Londonderry Asked For Help — And You Can Too
It’s possible to handle a migration or upgrade 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 Sydney Technology Solutions, 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.
Talk to our team to find the help you’ve been looking for:
- Book a free consultation with our team at a time that works for you.
- Tell us what you need from your new IT systems
- Let us explain how our migration process works.
- Let us handle the entire project from end to end, so you can focus on your work.