Project Scope

Project Scope

They recognise the power and potential of every single child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Their ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign is a global movement that’s taking action to see a world that values girls, promotes their rights and ends injustice.
They encourage and help children take an active role in finding solutions to their problems and realising their rights and their full potential.

The Project.

Plan, a global charity, has utilised Exchange as its primary email platform.  A strategic decision was taken to implement Office 365 and, as the first phase, migrate to Exchange Online.  With a globally distributed workforce, a complex Active Directory and identity management infrastructure, and 12,000 mailboxes, this was one of the most complicated Office 365 implementations and migrations.

Requirements and Issues.

  • Implement Office 365 tenancy and authentication
  • Deploy authentication services into Azure
  • Integrate Office 365 identity services with Forefront Identity Manager (FIM)
  • Create migration solution and process
  • Support migration of 12,000 mailboxes

 

Our Solutions.

  • Azure platform designed and implemented
  • O365 identity and authentication services deployed into Azure
  • Integration with FIM completed (with partner organisation)
  • Exchange hybrid configuration implemented
  • Migration process tested and documented
  • Migration process passed to Plan for supported execution

Outcomes.

  • Migration process tested and documented
  • Migration process passed to Plan for supported execution
  • Plan migrated 12,000 mailboxes within the business-defined time window
  • Up to 600 mailboxes per migration event were completed with minimal post-migration support
  • Management overhead is significantly reduced
  • Plan saves approx. £500K over 5 years