Cloud Navigator's work with Louisville Metro Government

Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th most-populous city in the United States. Named for King Louis XVI of France, was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark, making it one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachian Mountains. Sited beside the Falls of the Ohio, the only major obstruction to river traffic between the upper Ohio River and the Gulf of Mexico, the settlement first grew as a portage site.

Today, the city is known as the home of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), the University of Louisville and its Louisville Cardinals athletic teams, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, and three of Kentucky’s six Fortune 500 companies, being Humana, Kindred Healthcare and Yum! Brands. Its main airport is also the site of United Parcel Service’s worldwide air hub.

Since 2003, Louisville’s borders have been the same as those of Jefferson County, after a city-county merger. The official name of this consolidated city-county government is the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (LMG).

PROBLEM

LMG had determined that continuing to support multiple on-premise email systems had become unmanageable. Problems were becoming more frequent with fragmented email domains, infrastructure, and data stores.

SOLUTION

Cloud Navigator was selected to manage and execute a move to Office 365.  Microsoft’s communication and collaboration platform was a great fit for a distributed government in dire need of a consolidated upgrade.

RESULTS

Over 6,000 users were migrated to the Office 365 platform for email and collaboration services. Our highly developed and standardized methodology including the Discover, Define, Design, Develop and Deploy phases led to a successful deployment across dozens of city/county government offices.