[ngw] Consulting needed - Migration from GroupWise

Danita Z. dzanre.ngwlist at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 21:54:42 UTC 2012


I also have no problem with us discussing it here on this list.  I too would probably rather see someone in our group do the work for Jeff if possible than to give it to a third-party.

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On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM, Matt Ray wrote:

> Yeah, I don't have an issue with you asking out here about this. We've been your support group for years, why not now? :-) I wish I had more exchange migration experience to help, but I don't. Best of luck finding someone for this. 
> Matt 
> 
> > > > "Jeffrey Sessler" <Jeff at ScrippsCollege.edu> 9/18/2012 1:31 PM >>>
> Gert,
> 
> I asked here since I'm a long term member of the list, a long tern GroupWise customer/user (20 years), and as expert GroupWise people are becoming rarer, this seemed like the most appropriate place to find what I needed. We seem to be able to discuss the ups and downs of GroupWise, the loss of customers, etc. yet somehow you think it's wrong for someone to ask about migration?
> 
> Out of respect for Dean and his team, I'm not going to discuss the reality of GroupWise is Higher Education. I will say this, Dean and I have had a lot of productive talks, I have a better understanding of where they are with the product, but the stars are simply not aligning.
> 
> Again - There are talented people on this list, and more specifically, people who make their living supporting GroupWise. I for one would rather support one of these people who have supported me over the years, even if it is for a one-time migration effort.
> 
> best,
> Jeff 
> 
> 
> > > > On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 11:50 AM, in message <CAPOFyCq8T8f3-8NebUxbzOGyMPY+dJa404wTyB3zAtuBzVKPYA at mail.gmail.com>, Gert <gert at gwcheck.com> wrote:
> 
> Same here. No chance.
> 
> I even dont want to know Office365, Google apps perhaps, since I am a fan
> of GMail, as the 1st cloud mail package years ago even. Not that I am being
> asked or not, just that my groove stays with GroupWise and its community.
> Hence the new website, presence at GWAVACon EMEA, new utils, and 10 years
> of GWCheck.com, coming to an online event in november.
> 
> I find it tricky that you dare to ask for such a service in this NGW List,
> cause it means you think more people are moving or being moved. The NGW
> List is a pure and hundred percent or let's say GroupWIse365, even 366, or
> in FTP terms: GroupWise777. I think anyone moving to Exchange is not going
> to ask here how to do it.
> 
> I understand the need for this yet would appreciate if no more of this
> requests would be posted in the NGW List. I am not sure if others feel the
> same, yet let's keep the NGW a GW List. How to run GW, not break it down.
> The fun of administrating a messaging product can go wider, yet I am
> willing to start a list for that. Seperate from this one. CMC List, the
> cross messaging and collaboration list. Independent of the system, hence
> all products and all solutions.
> 
> Let me know if there is people herer that will become member of such a
> list. CMC?
> 
> Gert
> 
> GWCheck.com
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 8:14 PM, Danita Zanre <dzanre.ngwlist at gmail.com>wrote:
> 
> > I'll just take this opportunity to say "not me". I'm not planning on
> > learning any "new tricks" for migrating away from GroupWise. The only
> > real thing I have to offer in this arena is accidental, and that's the
> > DocRevue program that exports GW DMS for migration into another DMS. Part
> > of my decision to not become a "migration expert" is that it would make me
> > cry! Another part is that I'm reaching an age where I'm starting to think
> > about the world "after IT" (I know - is there such a thing) and learning
> > migration techniques is not something I'm interested in.
> > 
> > Just FYI - because I DO get asked this question from time to time.
> > 
> > Danita Zanre
> > I love my job and you can too!
> > http://www.moveoutoftheoffice.com/numis.html
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On 9/18/12 12:06 PM, "Jeffrey Sessler" <Jeff at ScrippsCollege.edu> wrote:
> > 
> > > Hey all,
> > > 
> > > The decision has been made to migrate away from GroupWise and I'm looking
> > > for a consultant who has experience with migrations to Office365 and
> > > Google Apps. It's likely we will move everyone to Office365, but we're
> > > exploring a hybrid model as well i.e. staff/faculty on Office365,
> > > students on Google Apps.
> > > 
> > > Please contact me off list. If you have a portfolio of recent work, send
> > > that too.
> > > 
> > > best,
> > > Jeff
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Jeffrey D Sessler
> > > Director
> > > Information Technology
> > > Scripps College
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