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Data integration and migration challenges arise every time an organisation moves to a new data system, or wishes to combine multiple data systems, either internally or as a result of a merger. This is a significant undertaking, which, if it fails to meet expectations, inhibits a business’ ability to function effectively. Yet, surveys indicate that more than 80% of all data integration projects fail.There are several reasons for this failure, but the most commonly cited…

What is data migration, really? Let’s start with a couple basics. (I’ll be brief and get to the good stuff fast.) Data migration is the process of transferring information from one system to a new system. This can include transferring data between different file formats and different storage types. The term “data migration” is actually quite broad and covers a whole gamut of types of data, activities, and systems. Examples include: Migrating a file system…

Data migration is a complex undertaking, and the processes and software used are evolving and improving continually. Our pragmatic approach incorporates modern data migration best practice, with an emphasis on making the data manager’s life a little easier. The realities of data migration First of all, a quick definition of what we mean by data migration. The term usually refers to the movement of data from an old or legacy system to a new system. …

If your organization is making the move to Salesforce migrating data is likely an item in your laundry list of tasks. Your organization’s legacy data contains key information required to make important business decisions. To make optimal use of Salesforce CRM, it is crucial to ensure that all your key legacy data is imported into Salesforce. This goes for both new and legacy users of the platform. In this article we’ll list off 5 critical…

Data migration is the process of moving data from one location to another, one format to another, or one application to another. Generally, this is the result of introducing a new system or location for the data. The business driver is usually an application migration or consolidation in which legacy systems are replaced or augmented by new applications that will share the same dataset. These days, data migrations are often started as firms move from…

Last year, Analytics Week published an overview of the scope and growth of big data. The findings were remarkable: By 2020, for every person in the world, there will be 1.7 megabytes of new data created each second.The total amount of data in the world will reach 44 zettabytes by 2020, expanding from its current volume of 4.4 zettabytes.There are 1.2 trillion searches annually just on Google, averaging out to 40,000 searches per second — reflecting how…

At some point, every enterprise must move their documents from one ECM or system to another. Businesses get acquired, organizations move, and enterprises outgrow the processes that once sustained them. Eventually, the content your enterprise generates will outpace the resources at your disposal—if it hasn’t already—leaving you with a slew of documents that no one can find, extract value from, or even open. Before you can even think about moving your content, you must first…

The Trump administration’s new “Cloud Smart” strategy encourages federal agencies to continue moving data to the cloud. The strategy also notes that data migration planning is an essential element of such moves. “Cloud technology adoption requires that agencies prioritize migration planning, sustainment, and organizational maturity in order to realize the full benefit of these services,” the strategy states.  Yet for data migrations to be successful, agency IT teams need to rigorously plan out such migrations, consider their…

Data migration is the process of transferring data from a source system to a target system. It is a core task for any data storage professional. Data migration is important because it is a necessary component to upgrading or consolidating server and storage hardware, or adding data-intensive applications like databases, data warehouses, and data lakes, and large-scale virtualization projects. Data migration may also occur within systems built on HDD or SDD, or between in-house systems and cloud storage. Types of Data…

Big data is what drives most modern businesses, and big data never sleeps. That means data integration and data migration need to be well-established, seamless processes — whether data is migrating from inputs to a data lake, from one repository to another, from a data warehouse to a data mart, or in or through the cloud. Without a competent data migration plan, businesses can run over budget, end up with overwhelming data processes, or find…