JohnsonDiversey: migrating 12,000+ users from Lotus Notes/ Domino to Google Apps in 48 hours

As Chevy Chase once said… “this is crazy… this is crazy…” before he hopped into a pool with Christie Brinkley in Vacation… impossible things only sound crazy… kind of like this story… but I have done similar things to this but in a much smaller scale as I only work with small businesses… but switching over 40 email accounts to google apps at once sounds a little scary but simply works beautifully if you dot all of your i’s and cross all of your t’s correctly with a checklist before hand… I highly recommend all of my clients get on the Google Apps for their domain email system. ¬†You will be happy you did!

As we delved deeper into our migration planning and learned from our early adopters, we realized that we would be better off using a big bang approach. One major reason is that getting everyone onto a single system faster reduces the largest pain of having co-existence of two systems for any amount of time.

via Official Google Enterprise Blog: JohnsonDiversey: migrating 12,000+ users from Lotus Notes/ Domino to Google Apps in 48 hours.