How to Migrate to Google Workspace in 3 easy steps

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The future is clear - everything’s moving to the Cloud. Physical servers are going the way of the cassette tape, fax machine and floppy disk. For a business to grow in today’s world, a switch to the Cloud is inevitable. And herein lies the problem for companies; how to do it? Well, that’s where we come in. But before explaining how to do it, let’s tell you why to do it.

Why migrate to the Cloud?

There are plenty of reasons to make the switch to cloud computing, but the three main ones are money, security and efficiency.

Cloud computing is considerably cheaper than traditional physical servers, with a cloud-hosted desktop providing you with scalable computing power. Physical servers also come with a substantial electricity bill, as well as finding the storage space to put them.

Security on the Cloud has improved immensely in recent years, and is now rightfully considered better than in-house servers. The reason is cloud platforms invest millions into security, much more than a small to medium business ever could. The risk of data being lost or stolen decreases dramatically when everything is on the Cloud.

And, of course, when everything is on the Cloud, it is accessible anywhere, anytime, using any device. Users can collaborate with one another from anywhere in the world, in real time, working and sharing documents and ideas freely. This allows for more productivity, helping to take your business to the next level.

How to migrate to Google Workspace

One of the most common migration destinations is Google Workspace, so we’ll use that as an example and show how simple it is to make the switch using our software platform.

Step 1: Assess your source environment

Before you begin a migration, it's important to look at your source environment. This helps you plan ahead, avoiding potential pitfalls that could otherwise have been avoided.

Begin by listing all services that will need to be migrated into Google Workspace. Identify any data or information that needs to be kept for a particular application.

Think about creating a list of users in your company and identify any information that will need to be migrated, such as Users, Resources, Shared Drives and Groups.

The source environment should also be analyzed for potential network issues before migrating, but don’t worry, CloudM can help smooth over these bumps during the process.


Step 2: Run a scan of your existing environment

If you have existing data on devices or are migrating from another cloud provider like Microsoft 365 or Dropbox, it's time to run a scan.

This is where CloudM shines; offering insight into your existing setup with just the tap of a button.

Unlocking these insights can save you hours of manual labor. It's also important to note that scans are optional for every migration process.


Step 3: Configure users/directory and migrate

Now that you've assessed your source environment, it's time to start configuring your users and directory.

Select the users and items that you want to migrate, and then run an Environment Scan. CloudM Migrate will make sure everything is all present and correct before you make the big move.

Our software allows you to set dates from when you want to migrate - handy if you don’t want to transfer useless data from 10 years ago.

Once the migration begins, you can monitor the process in real-time and make sure everything is running smoothly.

With automated processes during peak usage times, there will be no downtime whatsoever for your company, allowing your business to keep running while you migrate to Google Workspace.

Why migrate with CloudM?

We make a migration to Google Workspace and other cloud platforms as easy as it can be.

CloudM’s trusted migration tool has made the job simple, fast and secure for thousands of companies, from small start-ups to large, globally recognised brands.

Our experts have delivered over 65 million migrations for more than 40,000 customers around the world with a range of products and services designed to suit you and your unique needs.

Using our platform, you can migrate email, contacts, calendars and files to Google Workspace without a hitch, or, if it’s a complicated job, simply let us do it for you.

Start your free trial today and see for yourself why we’re one of the world’s leading cloud migration experts.

Contact us today if you have any questions about us, our award-winning platform, or general questions about moving to the Cloud.

Our friendly and experienced team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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