You’ve probably heard the saying that the only constant in life is change and we believe that it’s true for pretty much everything. While things can stay the same for a little while, anything that has been around for an extended period of time will have to go through some sort of changes and companies are no exception to this rule. Usually in reference to this people think about employees being swapped out or protocols being changed, but one of the biggest changes that can occur in a company is Active Directory Migration. While the average employee might not notice it too much, it’s a very important thing and can generally be pretty difficult to do, so we’ll go through what can be done to make things streamlined and ensure that things go well.
Why do it?
There are many different reasons why you would want to go through Active Directory Migration. Usually, a company needs to switch its domain for whatever reason and in that case, everything from the old one will need to be migrated to the new domain and a lot of things may need to be changed along the way such as various settings, security protocols, or preferences.
While the downtime during the migration does result in some lost revenue, it’s generally worth it as the new domain and edits can make work more streamlined and of course, if a domain needs to be changed then there’s no going around it and you may as well try to make the most of the situation while you’re at it. Making the necessary changes is far easier during the migration than when everything is settled which is a big plus and a reason why migrations are so popular.
Migration Services can make things easier
An option that has become increasingly popular recently is utilizing Active Directory Migration services
. While each company has its dedicated IT team and usually has them do the migration so that everything is done in-house, these teams are specialized in doing migratory work and you can expect a massive level of quality from them. Considering how much energy your IT team will save and how the downtime will be shortened their prices are extremely fair in most cases.
We recommend looking into services that may be located near you and contacting them so that you can get an idea of what the process will be like. Each company has its own needs and that will of course change how long the migration will take, the price, and various other things that will be specific to your case. It’s tough to gauge any of these without the required info so make sure to converse with them so they can give you a rough estimate.
Reduce the load on your IT team
We understand that many people would likely want to still have their IT team tackle the migration, both to save on costs and also because you may be worried about any private info being leaked. We completely understand, but we’d still recommend utilizing one of these services as you can really lower the burden on your IT team and they can then be more efficient in their other work, leading to improvements in various other areas.
As for the privacy issue, it depends on just how confidential the information you’re dealing with is, but generally, you can expect a very high level of professionalism from these services and can rest assured that anything which is migrated will stay with you and that data leaks won’t be a worry. Of course, every service is different, but on average they are incredibly good.
Getting advice is an option too
While you may not want them to personally handle your migration, it can still be very worthwhile to contact them and try to get some advice on handling your case or what can be done to streamline the process additionally. You will spend a lesser amount of money but still get a decent amount of value from them and it may make it easier for your IT team to form a plan that will work perfectly for your specific issues.
Active Directory Migration is a process that can be quite a pain to go through, but thankfully today we have various services which can make the process tens of times easier. We highly recommend utilizing them fully to make sure that your company can get back to working as soon as possible, minimizing downtime and maximizing the usefulness of the migration.