An industry leader and only USA-based alumina plant located in south Louisiana. Alumina is used for producing aluminum, chemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, coatings, and pigments industries on a global scale. This plant produces more than 1 million metric tons per year of alumina.


They wanted to move Microsoft Exchange to the cloud to reduce long-term costs in hardware, licenses and maintenance while increasing the stability of email communications. With nearly 500 employees spread out over multiple countries, it was a major overtaking for their small IT team and their current IT vendor was not able to provide a solution.


CBM Technology developed a staged approach to migrate nearly 500 mailboxes and terabytes of data from their legacy Microsoft Exchange farm to Office 365 environment while causing minimum to no downtime. CBM Technology collaborated with the plant’s IT team for deployment strategy and localized support. CBM successfully migrated all mailboxes and automated the reconfiguration of 100s of Microsoft Outlook, and mobile devices throughout the world. As part of the implementation, multiple critical systems SMTP relays were consolidated and synchronized Active Directory to Office 365 to allow single sign on (SSO).

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