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Coca-Cola bottler migrates users from IBM Notes to Office 365 in single weekend

Antony Savvas | Nov. 3, 2014
Over 1,000 users and 2TB of data migrated.

Coca-Cola Bottling Company United (CCBCU) has used Dell's Notes migration services to move 1,100 user mailboxes and 2 terabytes of data from IBM Notes to Microsoft Office 365.

Founded in 1902, CCBCU is one of 200 Coca-Cola bottlers around the world, including 70 bottlers in North America. It is the third-largest bottler of Coca-Cola products in the US.

This migration was completed over a single weekend with no disruption to end user productivity. Working with Microsoft and InfraScience, a member of Dell's PartnerDirect programme, CCBCU used Dell's Migrator for Notes to Exchange, Coexistence Manager for Notes and MessageStats solutions to achieve a "cost-effective, fast and easy migration", it said.

The company was running IBM Notes and Domino, along with Notes applications, but needed to move to a common platform to better align and collaborate with more than 250,000 contacts in the Coca-Cola family worldwide. Additionally, the company wanted to maintain co-existence with some Notes applications, Blackberry support in the cloud, and a Microsoft Lync migration from IBM Sametime.

Employees finished work on Friday using Notes, and returned on Monday to use Office 365 Outlook.

Michael Neighbors, director of IT at Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, said: "The weekend cut-over went exactly as planned, and our employees were able to come to work on Monday with Office 365 up and running. The migration was seamless and simple and has achieved our primary objective of improving our collaboration systems and staying closely connected and integrated with the other bottlers."


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