“Post-migration, one of the most noticeable differences has been the decreased time that more complex queries and exports take to complete,” said Fran Cohen, Lambda Legal’s director of donor databases. “Overall,” she added, “the migration to Microsoft Azure is allowing us to spend more time on the key functions of our jobs in order to better support Lambda Legal’s mission of achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people and everyone living with HIV.”
Meanwhile, those leveraging Blackbaud CRM now have a dedicated environment offering enhanced security, greater availability and access to new features. Benedict Chiu, head of data and technology for the Australian Conservation Foundation, a community of more than 700,000 people, expressed the value of the relocation project for his organization. “The migration to Azure has kicked off a new cadence of upcoming work that will significantly benefit us by streamlining our operations, enabling more advanced data analytics, gaining better insight on our donors and the opportunity to utilize additional services.”
This initial engagement has established an ongoing relationship of trust and collaboration between Insight and Blackbaud. In addition to ongoing migration and modernization efforts, Blackbaud has engaged Insight to conduct a comprehensive cloud and data center strategy assessment.
“Our partnership with Insight has allowed us to accelerate our migration to the public cloud,” shared John Yeager, Blackbaud’s senior director of application management for infrastructure engineering and cloud operations. “That acceleration, in turn, has allowed more of the social good organizations that Blackbaud empowers to realize the flexibility, security, capacity, speed of innovation and ease of automation offered by the public cloud.”