Data is one of the most precious assets of any business, and it continues to grow in volume and complexity, but there is also more pressure for businesses to migrate to new applications. Yet organisations resist doing so out of fear of the consequences of failure – a valid fear, as it turns out, with Bloor Research from 2013 putting the failure rate for data migration projects at 38%.
However, the inherent benefits of embarking on a data migration programme cannot be denied. Moving from outdated legacy systems to a centralised, streamlined system results in more efficient operations across the business, reduced overheads and improved customer service levels.
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