Is Migration Part of the Picture to Improve Search?
At some point, most all organizations will need to migrate content – meaning unstructured and semi-structured. Prior to migration organizations should be looking at a migration objective of improving enterprise search as well as any application that uses search such as eDiscovery, litigation support, or text analytics. Just moving it doesn’t provide any real advantages, except it will now live in its new ‘home’.
This is unfortunate. Any content that is migrated, directly impacts the quality of search. If you have problems with your search engine before migration, it’s pretty much of a given that you will have the same problems after the migration.
Approaching migration in a slightly different way, not as an onerous task, but as the opportunity to actually deliver business benefits and an ROI requires more planning pre-migration, but worth the results. Obviously I am suggesting the use of tools that can assist in identifying at a more granular level content that should (or not) be moved. But they are well worth the investment.
Are you more concerned about the migration itself, or do wrap other objectives to improve access to content into your migration strategy?