Haven’t visited Microsoft’s Global Evidence Management site for a while now, it turns out a lot of new casestudies on Lotus Notes / Domino migrations have been posted :
The whole list can be found here. A few highlights I haven’t linked to yet or in the past :
- The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel Gains Efficiency with Switch from Lotus Notes to Exchange Server
Since 1982, The Weather Channel has grown from a television network devoted entirely to weather, to a multimedia organization that delivers breaking weather news to more than 87 million subscribers throughout the United States. As the company grew, management wanted to increase efficiency and productivity by providing workflow applications to automate many day-to-day tasks. However, trying to build those applications on the Lotus Notes platform proved extremely time-consuming and did not offer the easy integration that the company was looking for. By switching to Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003, The Weather Channel is able to quickly build automated workflow applications that integrate smoothly with its other business systems. Through this migration, the company provides more functionality for both local and remote users.
- Rogers & Hollands
Retailer Improves Corporate Communications and Boosts IT Productivity 25 Percent
Rogers Enterprises, which operates 78 fine jewelry stores throughout the Midwest, has owned Lotus Notes messaging and collaboration software since 2001, but corporate employees rarely used it. The system was difficult and time-consuming to administer, and store managers were not tied into it at all. Wanting to improve messaging and communications enterprisewide, the IT group decided to update the network infrastructure, migrate existing servers to Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 with Active Directory® service, and deploy Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 as the company’s messaging platform. Today, the entire company relies on e-mail as its primary tool for scheduling and communications. Remote users and store managers use Microsoft Office Outlook® Web Access to access e-mail. And because the solution is far easier to manage, productivity for the IT staff has increased by 25 percent.
Charter Bus Company Expands Messaging Capabilities and Reduces Costs
When CUSA, a charter bus and group tour company serving the western and south central United States, was formed with the purchase of certain assets from CoachUSA, it wanted to streamline its IT systems and increase capabilities. As part of that process, CUSA decided to migrate from Lotus Notes to Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003 to take advantage of the familiar user interface, mobile computing support, and ease of administration. The company moved 550 mailboxes in 35 offices to Exchange Server in approximately three months. As a result, the familiar interface minimized employee training; shared calendars and directories increased collaboration among workers in different offices; mobile computing support enabled executives to more easily remotely access e-mail, calendars, contacts, and task lists; and centralized management helped to reduce administration time by 30 percent.
- Public Service Electric and Gas Company
PSE&G Enhances Collaboration with Notes-to-Microsoft Migration
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) serves millions of customers in the New Jersey area. The company relied on IBM Lotus Notes for electronic mail and collaboration, and to host more than 250 software applications. When rising licensing costs and an increasing number of support issues led the company’s IT department to announce it would no longer support Notes, PSE&G sought a new collaboration platform. The company worked with Avanade to migrate two Notes applications to the Microsoft® collaboration technology as a proof of concept for migrating its entire Notes environment in the future. The migration has provided users with greater functionality and tighter integration with other systems than the Notes environment provided. In addition, users can now view and customize their data more effectively. PSE&G anticipates significant cost savings from the switch.
- Global Television
New Communication Environment Saves Television Company 20 Percent on Costs
Upgrading an e-mail system for more than 190 people can be a delicate operation, especially for a company involved in the dynamic business of television production–where time really is money. The exercise is even more difficult when the upgrade involves establishing mobile access to corporate information. Yet for Global Television, the process could not have been more straightforward. The Australian television production facilitator looked past Lotus Notes/Domino and deployed Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003 and Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003 to save network bandwidth and resources. The subsequent consolidation of servers, centralized management, and out-of-the-box application has helped Global Television save 20 percent on the costs of new e-mail servers and software licenses—all of which have been a ratings winner with the management at Global Television.
- Zurich City Council
City Council Streamlines Operations with Fully Integrated Messaging Environment
Historically, Zurich City Council managed its electronic communications using a number of disparate systems. While the Building Services Division used Lotus Notes and Domino technologies, other areas of the organisation used Microsoft® Exchange Server version 5.5. Over time, managing these disparate systems became increasingly inefficient and expensive. To address these issues, the Division decided to standardise and centralise its entire communications infrastructure on Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. As a result of the migration, which was conducted by Microsoft Certified Partner SF Solution Factory AG, the Building Services Division has significantly reduced its system and user administration costs. In addition, employees are able to share data, such as contact details and calendar appointments, effectively. This has increased efficiency and enhanced collaboration between individuals and departments.