GW to GMail Migration - Split delivery?

The school district I work for has decided to move to GMail away from GroupWise. The decision was made by a few members of a committee and is in the final stages of migration. Now that the move is going forward a large number of my user base is upset with the move. The minority wish to move to GMail a larger group wants Exchange/Outlook and my older user base don't want any changes due to having to start over with their accounts. We don't have any plans to Migrate the data over due to Cost.

I am wondering if there is a way to do a split delivery via rules or if the complexity and issue involved is just not worth the trouble. I have a large user base that is using Office 365 services and are not planning on Google Services at all. I don't want to cut off my Google user base but also don't want to cause problems with the delivery. The Supt. made the decision to move to GMail and we have provided both Office365 and Google Suite accounts for several years but haven't move e-mail for a number of reasons.

I am a major user of GroupWise and have been for a number of years going back to 6.0 days or even before. I also don't want to go against what the Supt. and district wants. With that said I was hoping to find more information from those that have had to face this delima to see how they handled it. I have explored creating a GroupWise system for my personal use at home and may still do so since I like how my work flow currently works. But this wouldn't have any effect on this districts change nor those end users that are wanting to move to Office 365 and Exchange.

Any insight would be helpful.

Thanks

Richard

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  • rhuhman wrote:

    > I am wondering if there is a way to do a split delivery via rules


    Hi Richard,

    Can you elaborate a bit?

    There are certainly advantages if everyone is using the same email
    system. It would be nice if it were GroupWise but...

    The choice should be a business decision, taking into account all the
    costs and benefits. There are lots of case studies available to serve
    as examples. If you don't believe all relevant factors were considered,
    you should provide any additional information you feel is appropriate.

    If the decision to standardise on Gmail is final, whether or not it is
    a good decision, how is a "split delivery" going to accomplish that?

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  • I think I am trying to make everyone happy with what their demands are and provide e-mail in two different locations depending on the department or set of users. I have a few GMail advocates that have pushed the district in that direction and those that have worked with GroupWise or Exchange/Outlook are now raising a fuss about it. Was looking for options where sending e-mail into GMail would provide the ability to move it by syncing to Exchange/Outlook so that the features they want to use in that product would work. I presenting questions like this in the Microsoft and Google communities and end up with more of a product line response and not quality replies. I tend to get a higher level thought process here so like to post this type of question on these forums to help develop the best options available or to say, That just not possible.

    What the Office 365 users are wanting is a way to use some of the more advanced features that require Exchange specifically to be enabled. The Supt. has indicated GMail is where we are heading so was trying to review any options that would enable me to sync e-mail between all three products so all end users are happy with the process.

    Thanks for the reply.

    Richard
  • rhuhman wrote:

    > I think I am trying to make everyone happy


    Well, good luck with that!

    I know of no way to synchronise email from GroupWise, Gmail, and Office
    365.

    You said:
    > We don't have any plans to Migrate the data over due to Cost.


    If that is cost prohibitive, how would you expect to cover the cost of
    a considerably more complex synchronisation capability?

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  • In article <rhuhman.8wekyn@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>, Rhuhman wrote:
    > was trying to
    > review any options that would enable me to sync e-mail between all three
    > products so all end users are happy with the process.


    Instead of thinking of syncing, are we really just aiming for
    cohabitation/coexistence?
    If each of the three systems were on different domains, even if just sub
    domains, then we have some easy options. Otherwise it gets hard enough
    without the cloud services involved, and the way they are setup makes it
    even more difficult.


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