Migration

Definitely a challenge, but at some point every organization needs to migrate content or data. Often, it’s not very successful. How can migration be improved?

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Migration in Your Plans? End the Garbage In, Garbage Out Syndrome

We all know most migration projects fail, for many different reasons. Over budget or not enough time are the two most common.

Why not try a different and proven approach to migration?

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Categorization

Just for the Heck of It – Let’s Clean Up Our Content

Do you ever perform preprocessing of data that is to be migrated? Not just your structured data, but all your unstructured and semi-structured data. Some of you will answer that you do, usually preprocessing a small subset of unstructured data, and if it looks OK, well there you go, it’s ready to move.…

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Migration

Oops! Changing Your Mind About the Cloud? You’re Not Alone

A few years ago, jumping on the cloud bandwagon was a ‘must do.’ Migrating to the cloud seemed a piece of cake – load your data and away you go. Racking up all kinds of savings because cloud storage was free – well, almost.…

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Content Optimization

Hey, You, Get off of My Cloud

In May, Gartner released a report titled “Don’t Let Cloud Migration Flip Your Network and Put Users in Charge of Enterprise Security,” which is a pretty good read, focusing on how the cloud can be detrimental to the overall infrastructure of organizations.…

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Content Optimization

Bad Decisions are Costly – Clean Up Your Content

Making business decisions happens every day, from top executives down to worker bees. Did you ever wonder how many of those business decisions are based on faulty information? It would be interesting to calculate the monetary value that bad business decisions are costing organizations.…

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Migration and Content Lifecycle Management

Migration is an Opportunity

Migration is often seen to be a bit of a pain. I don’t think anyone would disagree with me. But it is also an opportunity.

In most organizations, content is mess. Manual tagging is still the preferred method of identifying documents.…

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Migration

Migrating to a New Website? What’s the Best Day?

Yes, there are recommendations for the best days to migrate to a new website. In fact, they are days that I never would have thought of. Ready? Ta-da – a Tuesday or a Wednesday.

You can do some preliminary work over the previous weekend, and you will need a few days after the migration for testing.…

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Strategic Planning Migration

Strategic Planning and Migration – What?

Strategic planning should be a primary component of migration. To achieve operational value and efficiency, strategic planning documents the business project specific requirements before you start the process.…

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Migration Inventory

Planning Your Migration – Inventory Outputs

In our previous blog we discussed the importance of an inventory before a migration begins. Hard work.

What is the output of an inventory?

  • A list of content that will be migrated divided into logical groups
  • A list of content that contains records that were never declared
  • A list of content that contains privacy data or confidential information
  • A list of content that is of no value
  • A list of content that requires special handling
  • A list of content that will require changes along with scoping

Great ideas that will help with a migration.…

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Migration

Perform an Inventory Before Migration – You Will Be Thankful You Did

Ok, I bet most of you who are involved in migration don’t do an inventory when you are figuring out the time and budget for the project. You should do. It will save you a lot of headaches down the road.…

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