Best Practices Mitigate Data Migration Risks and Challenges

Archived Published: 09 December 2014 ID: G00267841


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CIOs and information management leaders face significant challenges with initiatives that require high-complexity data migrations. Adopting several key best practices will minimize the risk, cost and time of these efforts.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Limit the Number of Data Sources, and Leverage Existing Knowledge
    • Consider a Phased Migration, and Migrate Only What Is Needed
    • "Partition" Data in Phased Migrations to Reduce Complexity
    • Focus Early and Heavily on Data Quality
    • Apply the Right Tools
    • Engage Business Subject-Matter Experts
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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