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Top 3 High Tech and ISV Case Studies

National Instruments Migrates 165K Content Items from Jive to Microsoft 365

National Instruments Migrates 165K Content Items from Jive to Microsoft 365

Client Profile

National Instruments is an American multinational company that produces automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software. It is headquartered in Austin, Texas and its operations span internationally.

Situation

National Instruments wanted to move select Jive places and related content to their Microsoft 365 tenant.

Solution

Partnered with the client to rationalize Jive content to be migrated; utilized ThreeWill’s Jive to SharePoint migration utilities to extract, transform and load the selected content (~165,000 items) within Jive to SharePoint online.

Business Benefits

  • Project supported National Instrument’s overall strategy to move toward one content management system and eliminate Jive licensing costs.
  • Implemented a solution that:
    • ​Maintained a flat content structure – e.g. no subsites – as recommended by Microsoft,
    • Utilized Microsoft’s Modern sites format versus Classic, and
    • Utilized out-of-the-box Microsoft 365 capabilities, versus implementing custom functionality that would increase ongoing maintenance costs
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Global Semiconductor Company Moves from Jive to Microsoft 365

Client Profile

Major global semiconductor company looking to move to a next-generation Intranet while cutting costs and streamlining content management in a multi-acquisition environment.

Situation

The two main constraints were the expiration of subscription license for legacy Intranet platform in less than 120 days and the user experience in transitioning to the new Intranet had to be as seamless as possible.

Solution

Migrate the most valuable sites and content within sites on the legacy platform to Microsoft 365/SharePoint Online tenant.  Leverage migration automation tools to both create an archive of all existing Jive content while transforming and upload key sites and related content. Identify and develop “champions” from multiple business areas to ensure the success of content migration for core business while articulating the vision for the future growth of the new platform.

Business Benefits

  • Focused on the highest value content migration completed within fixed milestone dates while providing flexible archive resource that could support post-migration project content migration as needed.
  • Leveraged SharePoint modern sites and pages features in conjunction with a revised information architecture to provide a user experience that was familiar to users of the legacy platform yet promoted exploration and use of new features available in the new platform.
  • Provided an intranet built on O365/SharePoint that leveraged existing Microsoft licensing and related cost reductions
  • Provided an overall “big/bang” migration approach for simultaneous go live for all portions of the Intranet portal
  • Migration approach combined efforts of a core project team with site owners across the enterprise to produce sites optimized for the content in specific business areas to accelerate user engagement & adoption
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AMD Jive to Microsoft Migration

Client Profile

Founded in 1969 as a Silicon Valley start-up, the AMD journey began with dozens of employees focused on leading-edge semiconductor products. From those modest beginnings, AMD has grown into a global company of 10,000 people, achieving many important industry firsts along the way. AMD today develops high-performance computing and visualization products to solve some of the world’s toughest and most interesting challenges. There has never been a better time to be in the semiconductor industry, and we are ready to tackle the next 50 years with high-performance computing and graphics solutions that transform all of our lives. To learn more about AMD, visit www.amd.com.

Situation

AMD needed an overall strategy to leverage Microsoft 365 while allowing the decommissioning of the current Jive instance and eliminating Jive licensing costs. The migration forms the basis for a refreshed high-value collaboration tool that AMD users can leverage in their day-to-day work tasks to improve productivity. Complete migration prior to the expiration of current Jive subscription (2 months to complete migration).

Solution

Migrate selected Places and related content from the current AMD Jive instance to the AMD Microsoft 365/SharePoint Online tenant. Migration was completed leveraging automated migration utilities and associated consulting. This included working with Client on an overall Communication, Change Management, and Adoption effort.

Business Benefits

  • Eliminated stale and outdated Jive content
  • Able to complete migration in 2 months and eliminate Jive license and support costs
  • Enabled usage of a consistent UX and Search experience across the entire Intranet
  • Establish an “ownership” mindset among teams to maintain relevant content on an ongoing basis​​
  • New collaboration platform helped to drive employee engagement across the organization
  • Drove adoption of new capabilities in O365 related to content presentation and collaboration

High Tech

High technology, often abbreviated to high tech (adjective forms high-technology, high-tech or hi-tech) is technology that is at the cutting edge: the most advanced technology available.

Products currently considered high tech are often those that incorporate advanced computer electronics. However, there is no specific class of technology that is high tech—the definition shifts over time—so products hyped as high-tech in the past may now be considered to have everyday or dated technology.

The opposite of high tech is low technology, referring to simple, often traditional or mechanical, technology; for example, a calculator is a low-tech calculating device.

ISVs

An independent software vendor (ISV) is an organization specializing in making or selling software, designed for mass or niche markets. This is in contrast to software developed for in-house use only within an organization or software designed or adapted for a single, specific customer.

ISVs software may be for any purpose. Example include software for real estate brokers, scheduling for healthcare personnel, barcode scanning, stock maintenance, gambling, retailing, energy exploration, vehicle fleet management, even child care management software.

An ISV makes and sells software products that run on one or more computer hardware or operating system platforms. Companies that make the platforms, such as Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Novell, Google, Oracle, Apple, SAP, and salesforce.com encourage and lend support to ISVs, often with special “business partner” programs. These programs enable the platform provider and the ISV to leverage joint strengths and convert them into incremental business opportunities.

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