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We helped The Carbon Trust undertake a ‘cloud to cloud’ migration from BPOS to Office 365.

Office 365

Not For Profit

Hassle free migration


Cloud Business has been working closely with The Carbon Trust, for a ‘cloud to cloud’ migration from BPOS to Office 365. The Carbon Trust are a not-for-profit company providing specialist support to help business and the public sector boost business returns by cutting carbon emissions, saving energy and commercialising low carbon technologies.

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The Problem

Carbon Trust were using Microsoft BPOS and an on-premise Exchange Server. BPOS was the original version of Microsoft Online Services.


With a strong business requirement to use the new features of Office 365, Cloud Business worked with Carbon Trust to enable a migration to Office 365 to deliver the benefits quickly to the workforce.

“Cloud Business has been working closely with Carbon Trust to promote flexible working and collaboration via the cloud.  Migration was hassle free with minimal disturbance to the business.”

Matthew Garrett, Technical Director, Cloud Business

The Solution

The was a ‘cloud to cloud’ migration of data with Cloud Business as the partner chosen to manage the majority of the project due to expertise, experience and their assessment, planning and agile approach.


Working to a tight timeline, Cloud Business assessed the current environment and the complexities in the migration.


The migration had to take place over a single weekend with all users data to be available on Monday morning. Cloud Business succeeded with this and minimised the impact on users. To improve the user experience, we had floor walking staff available to visit desks and deal with individual issues ensuring a smooth transition.

The Benefits

The Microsoft cloud platform compliments the Carbon Trust’s commitment to reducing their emissions output in terms of running their own servers and reducing the need to travel.


Microsoft Lync Online provides an excellent collaboration and sharing platform to allow flexible working and reducing meeting travel time with their customers and key partners.

Find out about the benefits of moving to Office 365.