Risks and Challenges in Data Migrations and Conversions

Archived Published: 25 February 2009 ID: G00165710


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As organizations work on modernizing their IT infrastructure and streamlining their operations to reduce costs, projects involving data migrations and conversions are growing more commonplace. However, a number of substantial challenges, if overlooked or underestimated, limit chances of success.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Where Data Migration and Consolidation Effort Is Being Expended
    • Why Data Migration and Consolidation Efforts are Risky
    • Analysis of all Dimensions: The First Step In Mitigating Data Migration and Consolidation Risk
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