Data Migration: Where to begin?

What should you consider when you start your data migration journey?

Bloor Research puts the failure rate of data migration projects at 38%, while Gartner says more than 50% of data migration projects will exceed budget and/or result in some form of business disruption owing to flawed execution. Data migration is a minefield, but following a few simple rules can help businesses emerge triumphant at the other side.

The biggest failing, says Barry MacDougall, Service Delivery Director and Data Migration Expert at JMR Software, is for businesses to want to migrate all of their data instead of just that which is necessary, thereby confusing archiving with data migration.

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