Gartner Research

Best Practices Mitigate Data Migration Risks and Challenges

Published: 09 December 2014

ID: G00267841

Analyst(s): Ted Friedman


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
  • Key Challenges



  • 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

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