Published: 18 February 2020

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Automated Intelligence (AI) has won the contract to migrate a global charity to Office 365 in collaboration with its Microsoft partner, risual.  

The contract is the first deal to be implemented by AI and risual since both organisations announced their business partnership in June 2019. 

The charity is currently using OpenText, an on-premise content management system, across various geographical locations and requires a migration strategy, which combines the data held across its different global bases into one central source.  

AI will achieve this by migrating the organisation’s data from OpenText, as well as other fileshares, to the Cloud using its powerful data management system AI.DATALIFT 

AI.DATALIFT is a platform which uncovers and reduces both the risk and cost of an organisation’s current data set and provides a powerful real-time dashboard which enables future information governance and compliance. 

Through the migration process, the charity will reduce costs associated with the maintenance and support of legacy systems like OpenText and gain full visibility of its data in one location. In addition, the charity currently holds 1.5 terabytes of data in a Cloud-based backup system, which will be migrated by AI’s Professional Services team as part of the project.  

An area of concern highlighted by the charity during the procurement process was information governance and the maintenance of good document management practices. AI.DATALIFT will apply governance policies to ensure appropriate retention procedures are adhered to. Through this, the charity can reduce risks associated with unregulated data across its various locations. 

Eamon O’Connor, Partner Solutions Specialist, Automated Intelligence said, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with this world-leading charity. Using AI.DATALIFT, the organisation will be able to amalgamate the data held across its various geographical bases and apply good governance procedures.” 

“This has also been a fantastic opportunity for us to work with risual for the first time since we announced our strategic partnership and we look forward to collaborating together on future projects. 

Vivian Lines, Partner Account Manager, risual said: “Automated Intelligence and risual work in strategic partnership with one another to provide business, digital and cloud transformations. Automated Intelligence primarily aids risual in its Cloud Transformation solutions. It has been great to see the innovation and success that has come from our first engagement as a partnership and we are looking forward to engaging in transformation projects alongside AI in the future.” 

Market-leading IT company risual specialises in IT consulting, managed services and technology solutions. For further information on AI.DATALIFT and how we can help your organisation manage its data requirements, click here.