fl doe logoThe Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) serves as the single repository of education data from Florida school districts, state and community colleges, universities, and independent post-secondary institutions, allowing them to track student performance over time and across varying education sectors.

They administer a statewide reading initiative for Florida’s public schools and among community groups and volunteer organizations that support them, with a goal of having every child able to read at or above grade level.

Serving nearly 2.7 million students, 4,200 public schools, 28 colleges, 192,000 teachers, 47,000 college professors and administrators, and 321,000 full-time staff throughout the state, the department enhances the economic self-sufficiency of Floridians through programs and services geared toward college, workforce education, apprenticeships, job-specific skills, and career development. The department manages programs that assist individuals who are blind, visually-impaired, or disabled succeed either in school settings or careers – encouraging independence and self-sufficiency.

PROBLEM

FLDOE had two pressing reasons for making the transition to Office 365. First, Support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 would soon be coming to an end. Second, FLDOE wanted to take advantage of the benefits of Office 365 powered by the cloud, you can get to your applications and files from virtually anywhere—PC, Mac, and select mobile devices—and they’re always up to date.

FLDOE required a phased migration that would not impact their users before or after the migration.

SOLUTION

Based on our experience with previous migrations from different source environments to Office 365, FLDOE chose Cloud Navigator to perform the migrations to Office 365. Following detailed discovery of the FLDOE source environment, we proposed and implemented a solution using the E2E migration tool from Binary Tree. This allowed FLDOE to successfully schedule users for migration.  This solution was used for both Department of Education and Division of Blind Services.

RESULTS

FLDOE has reduced costs, improved collaboration and enhanced operations with Office 365. And by choosing Cloud Navigator, a Microsoft Gold Partner, all of their needs and expectations were met.