June 5, 2013 – Data migration isn’t a surprise challenge to enterprises, especially with the ramped-up demand from regulators and for more data. However, there are a handful of questions businesses can address to set them on the right course over the long haul, according to a new framework offered by consultancy Osterman Research.
Data lost or damaged in a scheduled migration can cut into productivity, cause IT disruption and increase enterprise risk. This isn’t new, but the forces that drive it are. For example, email archiving in particular has become more “essential” in terms of regulatory and compliance demands, along with a growing body of internal and external content sources expected to be easily accessible for long stretches of time. Advanced analytics and big data are opening up new avenues of data intake and storage expectations. And mergers or acquisitions can test archiving and storage platforms.
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