Macquarie University had been providing a number of email systems for staff with the main system being a Novell GroupWise system. The GroupWise setup catered for approximately 80% of staff, with the remaining 20% on a variety of other systems, and provided email service to staff since 2005. With approximately 5,500 users, the Novell GroupWise system spanned over 29 GroupWise Post Offices.
In 2007 Macquarie University migrated the entire student body over to Google Workplace for Education using CloudM. With staff and their lectures on GroupWise and students using Google Workplace, managing multiple systems became a very costly undertaking.
“The main issue for Macquarie University was to remove the costs and complexity of managing multiple email systems and to consolidate on one system”
– Norbert Attard, Technology Project Leader at Macquarie University