Gartner Research

How to Migrate File Shares, SaaS and ECM to EFSS

Published: 28 January 2016

ID: G00294266

Analyst(s): Raj Bala , Garth Landers


Enterprises are deploying EFSS products to enable modern productivity and collaboration, but the options to migrate from existing platforms to EFSS platforms can be complicated. This research provides I&O leaders with details of the migration options and the trade-offs of each.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Avoid a Migration Entirely by Using EFSS Connectors
  • Use File Analysis to Better Understand Your Content and Shed Legacy Content Baggage in the Process of Migration
  • Prioritize Cost, Ease Of Migration and Completeness as Critical Evaluation Criteria When Determining How to Migrate to an EFSS Platform
    • Application Dependencies
    • Rudimentary Copy
    • Do-It-Yourself and Professional Services
    • Import Services
    • Third-Party Tools
    • Migration Times
  • Gradually Introduce End Users to the Existence of a New System Rather Than Issue Mandates
    • Shifting Security Responsibility to Users
  • Pragmatism About the Obsolescence of EFSS
    • Unwind an EFSS Migration
    • Migration Times Will Vary
    • Understand Post-Termination Clauses

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