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Case study : Acciona Geotech Holding

Project Brief – Exchange to O365

Acciona required Primaxis to support the mail migration project from Exchange on-premise due to an acquisition of a company called Geotech with an environment of Outlook 2010 and Exchange 2010.  The project included the migration of Active Directory accounts and Exchange mailboxes to O365.  As well as migrating Exchange rooms & resources, and users’ mailboxes to O365, as well as Exchange public folders.

Challenge

Coordinating with the various IT departments and to ensure an alignment and common strategy between Acciona HQ, Acciona Australia, and Geotech Australia.

Solution

  • Performing a detailed action plan, taking into account the needs of stakeholders and an executive team, Primaxis managed to avoid any interference with daily operations.
  • identifying any gaps in the Geotech environment – which was achieved via a comprehensive research and discovery phase.
  • Minimal user impact was maintained, while detailed project status updates kept the process on track.
  • Workshop with key project members for environment discovery
  • Installation and configuration of Binary Tree Active Directory Pro and Exchange Pro.
  • Execution of a pilot program to confirm the migration strategy.
  • Schedule and perform the migration of users, mailboxes and public folders.
  • Support during the migration and post-migration.

Results

  • Geotech’s environment, which was Outlook 2010 and Exchange 2010, was migrated to Acciona’s Office 365 environment using Binary Tree Exchange Pro.
  • Coordination with the IT team located in the HQ in Madrid Spain
  • Alignment of a common strategy between Acciona HQ, Acciona Australia, and Geotech Australia
  • Identification of the different gaps in the Geotech’s environment through performing a comprehensive discovery phase
  • Avoid any interference with the daily operation by performing a detailed action plan.

What they are saying

“Working with the Primaxis team we have successfully migrated 400 users without BAU interruptions which has been remarkable”

Raul Gutierrez’s, Acciona Australia IT manager

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Who is Acciona?

Acciona Geotech Holding

Location: Madrid, Spain

Industry: infrastructure, Renewable energy, Construction

Acciona is one of the foremost Spanish business corporations, a leader in the development and management of infrastructure, renewable energy, water, and services. Listed on the selective Ibex-35 stock exchange index. Acciona has a presence in more than 40 countries.

Highlighted Results

Increasing Efficiency

The objective was to migrate the Active Directory accounts and Exchange mailboxes including rooms and resources. A smooth migration and schedule were implemented via workshops with key project members used to highlight the discovery of varied and, at times, complex environments. After a successful pilot program to confirm a migration strategy, the project began with responsive support and problem solving provided by Primaxis.

Rebuilt From the Inside Out

Minimal user impact was maintained, while detailed project status updates kept the process on track. Acciona and Geotech gained from having a single Microsoft Office 365 cloud environment – utilizing the benefits of simpler connectivity while leveraging the platform to meet its business goals of improved communications and collaboration among employees, both new and old!
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