In the medical world, the ability for workers to easily share information and collaborate is extremely important, and systems supporting those processes must be continually accessible without disruption. To this end, a medical center based in the northeast United States provided Microsoft SharePoint as a collaboration, information sharing, and document management platform for 4,000 employees across 200 departments. Each department made use of the platform in its own unique way. The nursing department, for example, utilized SharePoint to manage scheduling and house official documentation for nurses on staff.
The center’s SharePoint environment was running on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and Windows Server 2003. When Microsoft announced that it would no longer support Windows Server 2003 as of July 2015, the center knew it needed to upgrade its environment in order to stay in compliance with industry regulations by receiving critical security updates from Microsoft. In order to ensure its mission-critical content was successfully migrated to a newer version of SharePoint, the center brought in consulting firm Leale Solutions to help. Since time was of the essence and eliminating user disruption was key, Leale Solutions chose to utilize DocAve Migrator – part of the fully integrated DocAve Software Platform for SharePoint infrastructure management – to carry out the SharePoint migration.
With DocAve, Leale Solutions was able to:
- Migrate 400 gigabytes of data and 300 site collections to a newer version of SharePoint within four months, meeting all project deadlines and preserving associated metadata with full fidelity in the source environment
- Eliminate business disruption by allowing users to continue working in their source environment while migration jobs took place, carrying out scheduled incremental migration jobs outside of business hours to synchronize environments
- Provide a centralized platform with solutions for SharePoint administration and content migration to simplify management of the new environment
You can learn more about Leale Solutions’ success by reading the entire case study.