The importance of data migration

Tim Bernes-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, once said, “data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems”. This couldn’t be truer in today’s modern business environment. Businesses accumulate a mass of data to be able to offer more and more customer centric services in order to remain competitive. At the same time systems continuously become increasingly sophisticated requiring constant upgrades, says JMR Software.

Data migration, although not often talked about is in fact a common task in the IT environment, whether the company is going through a system upgrade, installing data warehouses, extending the life of a legacy system or merging with another company. At face value the data migration process seems to be one of the easiest things to do – you move data from the source system to the target system and thus becomes a last-minute decision.

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