Dell releases Migration Manager for the social enterprise

Dell plans to centralize collaboration and maximize investment in Microsoft Yammer and Office 365 with its new release. Migration Manager aims to eliminate the need to support multiple, disparate social networks with redundant functionality and content.

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Organizations that want to reduce siloes and communicate in a better way, have driven the rapid adoption of a variety of enterprise social networks like Microsoft Yammer, Jive Software, Salesforce Chatter and others.

Implementing networks for teams and groups has created silos of content and collaboration that are difficult for IT to manage. Users are frustrated by logging into multiple systems with no easy way to share content.

The lack of available enterprise social discovery and migration tools make it difficult for organizations to fully understand the complexity of their existing environment.

Dell releases Migration Manager for the social enterprise ZDNet

Recognising this, Quest has announced the release of its Migration Manager for Enterprise Social. This is positioned as the market's "first enterprise social migration solution".

The product will be showcased next week in Chicago at Microsoft Ignite 2015. The solution allows organizations to consolidate Jive content to Yammer.

Dell releases Migration Manager for the social enterprise ZDNet

This will reduce costs associated with supporting multiple, redundant social networks and maximizing investment in Office 365 and Yammer.

Only relevant Jive content is migrated to Yammer. The tool discovers the content the organization wants to move, mapping Jive accounts to Yammer user accounts. It retains permissions, discussions, documents, attachments, metadata and rich text.

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This insight helps determine what should be moved and what can be eliminated, so the migration can be planned with confidence to reduce risk, cost and time.

Organizations can benefit from consolidating content and standardizing on a unified social platform.

There is a vast amount of content in their current environment. The tool ensures that only relevant - and not duplicated - content is migrated efficiently.

Steve Dickson, vice president and general manager, Dell Software Windows Management said: "Being first to market with an enterprise social migration solution is proof-point of our commitment to innovation.

We've worked closely with Microsoft to gather the requirements necessary to migrate to Office 365 workloads such as SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and now Yammer".

Danny Ryan, Co-Founder, ThreeWill said: "It is always good to have options when moving content between social platforms as organizations settle on which platform best fits their organizational needs.

Dell Migration Manager for Enterprise Social gives you this flexibility to choose."

Migration Manager for Enterprise Social is available now.