Cloud Migration Consulting for SMBs
Our Cloud Migration Consulting Plans
Our cloud migration consulting helps small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) move data, product applications, and other business management documents from on-premise servers to a cloud computing environment.
As part of every Meet Me In The Cloud migration, we develop the following plans to guide you on your journey:
- Technology Migration Plan that lays out how each service will be moved and exist on the new platform.
- Communication Plan to explain to users why the change is happening, what they need to do to prepare, and what benefits they will see.
- Training Plan that includes a video conference and recording with the team to review how to access and use the new platform.
- Testing and QA Plan that covers the testing period after migration to ensure that all services are working as intended.
We use a thorough process, combined with respect and consideration for your team, to accelerate acceptance and adoption of your preferred cloud-based platform so you can realize a return on investment sooner.
Our Cloud Migration Consulting Process
1) Select Cutover Date
Once we have worked with you in developing your cloud migration plans, you choose a cutover date designed to minimize disruption to your operations. Our consultants then assess the cutover, mitigate any issues, and communicate the results to you.
2) Communicate with Users
Pushback is natural when you adopt new technologies. Meet Me In The Cloud provides user training and Genius Bars emphasizing user benefits for faster buy-in.
3) Train on Before/After States
Our trainers help users understand what’s new, how it benefits them, and what they need to do to prosper. Our trainers are experienced with most cloud-based platforms and can provide practical user training.
4) Create Test Plans
Meet Me In The Cloud creates test plans and metadata to confirm post-migration results.
Our cloud migration consulting process includes change management, technology upgrades, decommissioning old platforms, and training for users, administration, and help desk functions.
We also help you migrate from one cloud platform to another. For example, if you’re migrating from Skype for Business to Zoom or Cisco Webex, we can move all your users onto a single collaboration platform. We export data from Skype, configure it for Zoom or Cisco Webex, test the data on the new platform, locally install it on users’ devices, and then cut over to the new platform.
White Glove Service
We provide a “white glove” service that quickly responds to users’ questions and concerns. Based on our extensive experience, we can anticipate employee reactions to the new system and tailor materials to specific use cases.
Cloud migration can be frustrating and disruptive for organizations of all sizes, no matter how big or small. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Your people will feel great about their new opportunities thanks to Meet Me In The Cloud’s experienced team and white glove service.
Benefits of Cloud Migration
You can derive many benefits from well-managed cloud migration, including:
You don’t have to worry about maintaining physical servers when you’re in the cloud. Third parties manage the servers, often using subscription-based models to reduce your capital expenditures.
Scalability and Flexibility
Cloud server capacity scales up and down depending on your needs, so you only pay for what you use. Not only do cloud-based services automatically scale capacity, but they also let teams collaborate on updates from anywhere. Businesses can get a real competitive edge with this level of cooperation.
Disaster recovery is essential for businesses of all sizes, but it can be expensive for SMBs. More and more organizations are implementing backup and recovery solutions using the cloud, which takes less time and money upfront.
It’s safer to store sensitive data and apps in the cloud than in an on-premises data center. Cloud providers also keep malicious traffic from accessing your data by rolling out regular security updates.
Cloud-based platforms only have value if everyone in your organization uses them. Let Meet Me In The Cloud make the most of your technology, optimize your investment, and help you realize the benefits of cloud computing today.