Enabled massive savings of over $800k/year and improved user collaboration and experience with migration to Google Apps for over 100,000 students, faculty, alumni and staff

Challenge: Update Collaboration Platform, Improve User Experience, Reduce Costs

  • Upgrade messaging and collaboration infrastructure
  • Reduce operating costs
  • Provide experience to match Stanford's education experience for alumni and GSB students

Solution: Migration to Google Apps From Exchange 2007 and

  • Migrated 1,500 faculty, staff and students to Google from Exchange
  • Migrated 100 student Zimbra users to Google
  • Migrated 102,000 alumni from mail system
  • Launched two early adopter pilots
  • GAMME log parser used to deliver detailed reporting that surfaced ALL migration errors

Results: Massive Savings of over $800,000 Per Year

  • Estimated $500,000 savings in ITS services and $150,000 in licensing fees per year for GSB
  • $150,000 per year savings in licensing fees for alumni
  • Making Google Apps part of learning fabric, to improve University's ability to collaborate, share and increase productivity