Gartner Research

The File Data Migration Options for Box, Office 365, OneDrive and SharePoint

Published: 23 October 2017

ID: G00329387

Analyst(s): Garth Landers , Raj Bala


A wholesale migration of user-generated files to cloud-based content collaboration platforms is taking place, but the options to migrate to new platforms can be fraught with challenges. This research provides I&O leaders with details of the migration options and the trade-offs for each.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Prioritize Cost, Ease of Migration and Completeness as Critical Criteria
    • Third-Party Migration Tools
    • Vendor Sync Client
    • File Share Mounting
    • Rudimentary Copy
    • HDD Import Services
  • Avoid the Most Common Pitfalls of Actual Migrations
  • Use Analysis to Better Understand Your Content, and Shed Legacy Content Baggage in the Process of Migration

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