Gartner Research

How to Migrate File Shares, SaaS and ECM to EFSS

Published: 28 January 2016

ID: G00294266

Analyst(s): Raj Bala , Garth Landers

Summary

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

Introduction

Analysis

  • 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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