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.
Although it is a technical project, first and foremost it is a business issue. It is about your end users’ access to the migrated content and their relationship with information.
Determining the type of migration to be used must involve both business users and the IT team. According to OpenText, the following types of migration outline the different approaches.
In the complete strategic plan, tools should be identified that support the migration method. Then it’s down to the nitty gritty. Surprisingly, most migrations are done without any tools. This is crazy.
For those who do use tools, the majority don’t have enough time to learn to use them. That’s why easy-to-use tools that are rapidly implemented and take the work out of migration should be evaluated.
And don’t forget about cleaning up your content.
Join us for our ‘Why Most Migration Projects Fail – Don’t Be a Statistic’ webinar on Wednesday, June 14th. Most migration projects run over budget or, even worse, fail. This session explains the potential problems and how to address them. It explores intelligent migration, which achieves an infrastructure where relevant content is protected, archived, or deleted during the migration process.