Helping a Clinical Trial Management Company with Data Migration Post Their Business Merger
The client is a pioneer in the clinical trial process management space, offering transformational solutions to reinforce and provide best process efficiency to organizations undertaking clinical trials. The company went through a merger with another organization in similar line of business.
The Need Statement
Our client wanted to migrate data, content and applications running on Office 365 SharePoint and Azure from one instance to another. However, there was no direct way to transfer SharePoint applications, content and related Azure components to the target resource group. Moreover, mapping the permissions while migrating to the new tenant was also an aspect to be considered. This was an important requirement as the client wanted uniformity across instances and adherence to group policies related to billing.
The migration was planned, taking into consideration the sensitivity of the data, content and Azure components involved. The process was broken down into three phases, where we worked on setting up target environments and connecting the source with the target destination to enable a seamless migration. The migration lifecycle consisted of the following steps - planning, target system configuration, trial migration, actual migration and validation. The actual production migration was completed over a weekend, and users who were resuming their duties the following business day were able to access the rebranded project portal using their new domain credentials. The transition was smooth and users could seamlessly adapt to the environment change.