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SkyKick Delivers Data-Only Migration to Office 365

Seattle-based SkyKick has launched a data-only migration application that moves email, calendar, contact and public-folder data to Microsoft Office 365. The company says IT consultants, systems integrators, managed service providers and VARs will all reap benefits from helping their customers with the migration.

“We’re excited to offer a data only migration option for partners,” said Trent Schwartz, SkyKick’s director of migrations. “Our partners told us about 10 percent of customers needed SkyKick’s world-class data migration capabilities, without all the project automation features our Migration Suites provide. So we built the Data-Only product to enable our partners with SkyKick’s data migration technology, as well as deliver some innovative new features to reduce risk and save them time and effort.“

Enterprise and SMB Office 365 deployment projects typically take partners anywhere from 40 to 300 hours to sell, plan, provision, migrate data, configure the desktop and manage. The data migration phase represents only about 20 percent of project effort for partners.

The application’s features include Server Sync, which SkyKick says provides full-fidelity migration technology that synchronizes all the email, calendar, contact and public-folder data throughout the migration process. Server Sync is designed to reduce migration risk, while ensuring a very high data quality email experience for customers. It also automates much of the management and QA of the data migration process, which reduces partner effort.

SkyKick’s data-only application is available to all SkyKick partners for $12 per mailbox, with discounts available through Ingram Micro and Synnex.

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