Gartner Research

Best Practices Mitigate Data Migration Risks and Challenges

Published: 15 May 2009

ID: G00167994

Analyst(s): Ted Friedman


Data migration projects often exceed timelines and budgets, and frequently introduce challenges in application acceptance. Organizations can minimize disruptions and delays by applying a set of best practices focused on each of the key risks in migration efforts.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Understand the Key Risks and Challenges in Data Migration Projects
    • Complexity and Number of Sources
    • Data Volumes
    • Timing Requirements
    • Data Quality
    • Availability and Use of Tools
    • Engagement of Business Subject Matter Experts

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