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Keysight Technologies' migration from Jive to Microsoft 365: Enhancing user experience and security

The company noticed a decline in usage of Jive and transitioned to Microsoft 365. This helped them boost user experience, security and buisness continuity.

Keysight Technologies
Customer Keysight Technologies Organization Size10,001+CountryUnited States
Solutions ProvidedJive to Microsoft 365 MigrationProducts Used
  • Microsft 365
  • Teams
  • Yammer
  • SharePoint Online
  • OneDrive
System Replaced
  • Jive
Netwoven’s Govern 365 is a comprehensive solution that has helped us apply governance policies to our Microsoft 365 environment. It has helped ensure the right balance of administrative control and providing our users with the optimal empowerment. We no longer have our IT team manually processing requests for new SharePoint Sites and are especially saving a significant amount of time creating sites from our more complicated templates.
Brett CoxCollaboration Specialist
Case Study

The Challenge

Keysight was using Jive cloud system for as their enterprise collaboration tool. Jive features such as discussion, documents, blogs, etc., were available to facilitate team communication and collaboration. The usage was, however, declining. After the company adopted Microsoft 365, migration from Jive to Microsoft 365 was identified as a way to reduce cost while creating a most secure and a fully managed collaboration platform for their business. The challenges faced by the customer was-

  • No viable commercial tool available for migration of Jive content
  • No single Microsoft 365 product that provided the complete feature set available in Jive
  • Though Yammer was not the preferred platform for migrating Jive documents, for discussions, Yammer was perceived as the choice
  • Yammer API has several bottlenecks for bulk upload of content, much-needed features like an update of the item, the setting of authorship, and time stamp information are not supported.
  • The collaboration document does not have a matching type in SharePoint
  • Absence of unified search experience for Yammer and SharePoint Online
  • Providing a consistent user experience on SharePoint Online for Jive Users
  • The Jive permission model is very different from that of SharePoint
  • Needed a prudent governance solution for a controlled Microsoft 365 collaboration platform

The Solution

Netwoven team designed the collaboration process on Microsoft 365 and migrated content from Jive for business continuity. We leveraged Govern 365 for the effective management of Microsoft 365.

  • A Yammer integration was implemented with Microsoft 365 Groups for target Information Architecture
  • Custom tools were created for the migration where Yammer API limitations required a workaround
  • Application design facilitated mapping between Jive and Yammer + Microsoft 365 Groups containers and Content types
  • An intermediate repository was designed for facilitating this mapping and transformation
  • Jive database snapshot was used to improve the performance of data export
  • For some content types, Jive REST API was used for export which provided the final status of the content as rendered by Jive.
  • The intermediate storage also helped in Delta migration
  • Netwoven created a modular and parallel architecture was created, to improve throughput, which helped processing content in multiple threads
  • An extensive permission mapping model was developed to map the permissions to SharePoint
  • Netwoven's Govern 365 was deployed to manage the growth and usage of Microsoft 365 workloads

The Benefit

  • Improved utilization of the Microsoft 365 platform
  • 9% perfection in migrated content
  • Intuitive user experience
  • Significant savings from termination of Jive license
  • Improved Business continuity
  • Optimal governance to ensure a managed and monitored platform
About Keysight TechnologiesKeysight Technologies Ltd. is the world's leading electronic measurement company, transforming today's measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. With more than 80 years of a rich history of innovation and over 1700 US and foreign patents issued or pending, Keysight has customers in more than 100 countries, served by 13,000+ employees.
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