Data migration involves converting data from one format and/or system to another, newer format and/or system. Migration projects do not occur frequently, so IT staff are often unprepared for the task, which is much more complicated than they first think. Adding to the challenge is that the focus is typically on the system or software migration (e.g., migrating to an Exchange Server) with not enough attention paid to the data migration (e.g., converting e-mail data where necessary for the new platform).

Prevent project delays and data loss by developing and following a thorough data migration plan that includes appropriate resources. Ensure critical data has the focus it deserves.

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