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A new week and a new win: a Fortune 500 coatings company commissioned a proof of concept migration of their content from IBM Connections to SharePoint Online/Office 365.


The Problem

Since HCL announced that they would no longer be supporting the current Cloud model for IBM Connections, many existing customers, as well as a myriad of new and potential customers, understandably had questions about their environment and possible content management migration processes.

Can we move their data content out of Connections?

Would it have a good fit for their SharePoint Online environment?


The Proposal

We can answer both questions with a resounding yes; yes, we can move your content out of Connections, and yes, we have a standard process to move from Connections to SharePoint.

One of our customers was looking to move their valuable content from legacy and Cloud Connections systems to the Microsoft platform.  Using our purpose-built data content migration factory, supporting data migration from IBM Connections into Microsoft Office 365, we ran a proof of concept (POC) mini-migration from HCL Connections on-premise and Cloud.  With the out-of-the-box (OOTB) configuration, this was a simple demonstration proving how straightforward the process would be.

It also meant our customer did not have to commit any time for customisation.  So, they wondered if they could they tailor any aspects of the data migration?  Certainly!  We run specification and design workshops to ensure that the content can be moved and transformed whenever and however the customer wants.

The POC is a great starting point to indicate what we do with data content migration and gives peace of mind about what can be achieved.  Having gained an understanding of the possibilities and reliability of our system through the POC migration and being able to interact with the migrated content, our customer has decided to move ahead with a full-scale production migration into SharePoint Online.

 Where We Add Value

Any content migration can be a painful process for the in-house team as they experience migration traps and pitfalls.  Skills and resourcing are common issues and there are always quirks and peculiarities in the target and source systems which need strategies and processes developing to deal with them.  We have worked with several companies who have asked us to move their data content after attempting it themselves; often this happens once they find their costs spiral or complexities rise.

Our consultants have years of experience and deliver data content migrations in a variety of ways: to-specification; using the flexibility of the migration factory; and built within the Vamosa Migration Architect migration software.  Read more about our solution and how we can help migrate into Office 365.

Come and try us out: Connections Cloud has a hard sunset date from HCL (July 2020), so don’t lose your content, and don’t suffer the pains of a migration unnecessarily, let us help you.

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