Post Migration Integration Guide for IT Teams

Performing a successful cloud office migration isn’t limited to just transferring the user accounts and their data to the target cloud. A large part of what makes any migration successful has also got to do with ensuring proper integrations into the target cloud post-migration.

It is through proper post-migration integration that it becomes hassle-free for your IT team to ensure that the new target cloud seamlessly supports your organization’s workflows, including sharing/collaboration structure, regular email and chat communication, and more.

Explore this post to get actionable insights into planning and performing post-migration integrations for your business to ensure seamless operations continuity post-migration.

How to Plan Post Migration Integration for Your Business?

Planning a post-cloud migration integration is all about aligning the migration with your business’s use case. What are the key drivers that have motivated your organization to move to a new cloud platform? Based on the use cases, such as M&A, cloud consolidation, cost savings, etc, plan the integration process.

For example, if your company is merging with or acquiring another company, your IT team must focus on specific post-merger integration processes, such as consolidation of IT admin roles and controls, merging apps and technologies of both companies, and more.

Post Migration Integration Process for IT Teams

Plan and ensure a successful post migration integration for your company with the approaches and processes we have shared below:

1. Validate the Migrated Data

One of the best ways to start integrating into the target cloud post-migration is to validate the migrated data, including:

  • Files and folders
  • Chat messages
  • Mailboxes
  • Email and chat attachments
  • Calendar events

A complete and accurate migration of all the source cloud data sets a strong foundation for your IT team to start the post-migration integration process. Check the migration reports that our migration tool X-Change generates to streamline the validation process. Ensure data integrity is maintained with the preservation of:

  • Sharing permissions
  • Timestamps
  • External shares
  • Links
  • Versions

2. Configure and Replicate the Source Cloud Integrations

A big part of ensuring proper post migration IT integration is to replicate the tools and apps integrated into the source cloud. For example, if your organization is planning to migrate Slack to Teams, it is crucial to replicate the apps integrated with Slack in Teams.

Your IT team can check all the Slack-integrated apps in Microsoft App store and install and integrate them with Teams manually. This way, you will have granular control in configuring the migrated data with the integrated apps and services.

3. Support User Adoption Through Extensive Training

It is only when the end-users can onboard and adopt the target cloud properly that your team can ensure proper post-migration integration organization wide. For this, you must train the end-users (employees) in a structured way to be able to fully adopt the target cloud and its apps.

You can refer to our change management guide and implement the recommended strategies to ensure proper user training and onboarding.

4. Ensure Ongoing Integration Improvement

Integrating workflows, user collaboration, and overall operations in the new target cloud is often an ongoing process that may require multiple iterations and improvements. Therefore, make sure to set up specific processes to continuously improve post migration integration in the first year (of the migration) and the subsequent years.

Streamline Your Business’s Post-Migration Integration with CloudFuze

With our migration and change management strategy team, you can ensure a hassle-free integration of workflows and operations post-migration for your business without any security compromises. Connect with us today and explore the scope further.

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