Creating a Successful Healthcare Data Migration: Expert Interview with Ali McGuckin

Healthcare Data Migration projects have to be one of the most critical sectors for data migration practitioners. If you get it wrong, there are potentially life-changing implications for the true stakeholders of the data, the patients and physicians who depend on the data.I recently took the opportunity to spend some time with one of the […]

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Migrating to SAP SuccessFactors: Practical Advice for an On-Time, On-Budget Data Migration, featuring Miles Davies

I’ve noticed an increase in data migration projects to cloud target applications in recent years, so I had a call with seasoned data migration expert, Miles Davies of DominusData, to find out more.

Miles has been heavily involved in cloud-based migrations in recent years, particularly with SAP SuccessFactors.

What follows are his ‘10 Top Tips’ and an in-depth discussion on the topic of data migration in general.

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Tech Briefing: Migrating Data – How do you know you are ready to go?

Picking the right time to finally migrate your data is crucial to migration success. Go to soon and you’ll populate the target system with defective data or worse, cause a migration failure altogether. In this sponsored tech briefing from Jim Williams of Experian Data Quality, we learn how to create a solution that ensures your […]

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Data Migration Best Practices for your Next Project

In this article we present 8 activities that have been proven to improve the likelihood of success in data migration projects.Why not treat them as resolutions for the coming year?Expand, share, critique but above all learn from them and spot opportunities to implement them when conditions are right. Quick Navigation Resolution #1:Find the right data […]

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How to create a Data Quality Health Check process for your Healthcare Data Migration

Ensuring you know how much effort and time is going to be required for a healthcare system data migration is essential to having a robust plan and budget. In this online workshop we learn of the kinds of issues that can be investigated upfront during a ‘Data Healthcheck’ to ensure your healthcare data is fit […]

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Tech Briefing : How to deliver a full cycle data migration with Experian Pandora

Modern data migration projects require complete coordination across every technique, task and resource on the project, from extraction to go-live and archival. The question of course is how can this be achieved technically given the different elements involved? In this tech briefing Derek Munro presents a novel approach for delivering a complete end-to-end migration framework […]

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How to deliver a complex healthcare data migration: Interview with Julie Waters

Healthcare data migration projects have to be some of the most critical initiatives to get right. Ensuring the highest levels of patient data quality are obviously key but delays can often impact the delivery of healthcare services so a robust data migration delivery strategy is vital. In this interview I wanted to find out what […]

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How to Plan for a Successful Data Migration, featuring Mike Rochford, Advanced 365

Like any major project, time spent investigating and defining the scope of a data migration before you start will ensure a predictable and successful outcome. During this presentation Mike Rochford of Advanced 365 will be outlining some of the areas that need to be investigated before commencing a data migration project. He will also look […]

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How to Prevent ‘Data Migration Target Procrastination Syndrome’

​There are lots of reasons why data migration projects fail to come in on time and under budget. Technology, skills, methodology – they’re all common failure points.But, as ever, it’s often the simple decisions based on flawed assumptions that wreak the most havoc.When I discussed the 6 Classic Data Migration Mistakes Well Worth Avoiding one […]

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1 Data Migration Success: Are you and your supplier on the same page?

For many, the conventional wisdom is that if the data has successfully moved from a legacy environment to the target system without failure then the migration is a success. A lot of suppliers will word their contracts to that effect. They will basically state that their role is to move the data and any defects […]

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End-to-End Information Lifecycle Management (Webinar Playback)

Every time you upgrade, consolidate or deploy a new system you’ll be considering which approach you should take to migrate your data into the new landscape, archive your inactive data and decommission your legacy system. To ensure you chose the best approach for your business, it’s important that you are aware of the latest Data […]

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1 Are your data migration sponsors creating another data quality halloween story?

If you are project sponsor of a data migration then you’re aware that to create a successful project (i.e. data migration doesn’t fail + target system receives operational data) you need good quality data.This doesn’t magically happen of course. It requires a data quality management strategy of people, processes and technology.You’ve got one of those […]

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1 Revised Edition of Practical Data Migration Now Available

The new and updated edition of Practical Data Migration, widely regarded as the industry bible for Data Migration Practitioners, is now available.It includes some substantial additions as Johny Morris’ methodology has evolved to meet the demands of new technologies, techniques and customer demands.​ In his words: “The new edition has been restructured around the main […]

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1 5 Questions for Your Data Migration Systems Integrator

I recently reviewed the approaches of a range of data migration system integrators and noticed a huge variety in approaches, particularly around methodology. The challenge for many organisations is that they’re in a catch-22 situation. They know they need external expertise to help them deliver a successful data migration but they lack the data migration […]

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1 Data Migration Effort Estimation: Practical Techniques from Richard Trapp of Northfield Consulting Group

How do you cope with the uncertainty around data quality on data migration projects, particularly with budgeting and forecasting effort?Please note, this post first featured on our sister site Data Quality Pro in: How do you estimate impact of poor data quality on a data migration project?In an excellent discussion on the IAIDQ LinkedIn forum […]

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2 Data Migration Testing Strategy: A Complete Guide to Data Migration Testing Success

In this article, David Katzoff, Managing Director of Valiance Partners, a specialist data migration technology and service provider, outlines a blueprint for designing an effective data migration testing strategy.

David rounds off the article with a useful checklist of recommendations that the reader can use to benchmark their own approach.

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Best Practices for Content Data Migration: Interview with David Katzoff from Valiance Partners

Data migration is not solely the domain of database-to-database data transition, it can often involve complex content migrations of documents and unstructured data. But how do these migrations differ to the more conventional relational database style data migrations? What is the right strategy? What techniques are involved? What are the pitfalls? We recently caught up […]

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How to Rescue a Failing Data Migration

Many members contact us with tales of data migration failure and one only needs to look in the computing press to read the high profile data migration disasters that litter our industry. 

We recently contacted John Morris, managing director of iergo and author of Practical Data Migration, for some advice on how our readers can help put their data migration project back on track if it starting to slip off the rails.

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6 tips for ‘selling’ a best-practice data migration

If your most recent data migration has failed or suffered major delays then chances are it was lacking a best-practice approach.

There are still countless tales from members and visitors to Data Migration Pro of projects being delivered with poorly conceived methodologies, a lack of data quality management, impossible deadlines and poorly skilled resources.

So how do we turn things around and convince sponsors and stakeholders to invest in a best-practice data migration?

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3 Promoting DQ Tools for Data Migration Projects

One of our members recently had a tough time convincing her peers and sponsors of the need for a DQ tool on their forthcoming data migration project. She had been pitching the benefits primarily of cleanse, citing the fact their migration tool had limited DQ capabilities so an additional toolset to manage the more complex […]

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4 The data migration go-live strategy – what is it and why does it matter?

In this post we take a look at some of the different combination of data migration go-live strategies and what they mean from a technical and business perspective.The landscape of data migration implementation options has changed in recent years so we thought a brief introduction to the different approaches would benefit our business and non-technical […]

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How to create a data quality rules management repository (Part 2 – Creating the application)

This post is the second in a series that explains how to create a data quality rules repository using a simple web app for building the functionality. The following video will illustrate how to create an online application to store, query and share your data quality rules across disparate teams and organisational units. By creating […]

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1 8 data migration benefits of logical and conceptual data models

The use of logical and conceptual data models is often a rarity in data migration projects but when adopted correctly they can create significant benefits for both the business and technical community.In this post we take a closer look at some of the reasons why they can prove so useful. Quick Navigation What are logical […]

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Is your data migration project lacking an artefact librarian?

In this article we have introduced the concept of an artefact librarian role. Put simple, this is the person responsible for defining and coordinating the vast number of materials and documents produced in a typical large scale data migration project. Having a dedicated resource to fulfill this role just might help your next project run […]

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14 Data Migration Project Checklist: a Template for Effective data migration planning

Data Migration Checklist: Planner for Data Migration Data Migration Checklist: The Definitive Guide to Planning Your Next Data MigrationComing up with a data migration checklist for your data migration project is one of the most challenging tasks, particularly for the uninitiated.To help, I’ve compiled a list of ‘must-do’ activities that ​I’ve found to be essential to […]

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2 How to create a data quality rules management repository (Part 1 – What are data quality rules?)

In this two part series we will look at the importance of creating a data quality rules process in your data migration project and how to create an accessible online application for storing, reporting and coordinating these rules.If your project does not have a structured approach to discovering, measuring and resolving data quality rules then […]

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What is landscape analysis and why is it important to your data migration? (Part 1 – Overview)

Does your data migration resemble a leap of faith?Are you hoping for the best and planning with a healthy dose of optimistic guesswork?If so you might just benefit from an activity termed “Landscape Analysis”.In our last online coaching call, we briefly touched on this topic and several of you have dropped us a line asking […]

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Data Migration Market Update from Bloor

In this article, Philip Howard from Bloor Research provides reference to the detailed analysis they have recently undertaken on the data migration technology sector. We feel this represents a significant milestone in the evolution of data migration as a specific business and technology sector in its own right. Data Migration Market Update – Philip Howard, […]

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MIKE2.0 Revisited

Some months ago we interviewed Sean McClowry of BearingPoint to discuss a great Open Source concept they had pioneered called MIKE2.0 – “Method for an Integrated Knowledge Environment”. If you missed that article, click here. MIKE2.0  is an Open Source delivery methodology for Enterprise Information Management that features over 630 articles that can be applied […]

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How to avoid a data migration traffic-jam: the load-rate bottle-neck explained

The key to successful data migration is to identify areas of major risk well in advance. In this best-practice article we explore the dangers and impacts caused by the “load-rate bottleneck” scenario. By following some simply guidelines we will help you spot any future data migration traffic-jams well in advance, leaving you ample time to […]

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2 Cleanse Prioritisation for Data Migration Projects – Easy as ABC?

​In this best-practice article, John Platten of UK data migration consultants Vivamex, provides a simple strategy for managing the difficult challenge of determining which data to cleanse first in a data migration project.Follow his approach to data cleanse prioritisation and help re-focus your data quality improvement strategy. Quick Navigation Why do we need cleanse prioritisation?The […]

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Extreme data Pruning – How to Cut Effort, Complexity and Cost in your next Data Migration

In this best-practices article we explore the need for data pruning in order to keep costs and delivery timelines to a minimum on our data migration projects.With some simple tools and techniques you may just find that your projects are suffering from too much dead wood in the legacy environment.It’s time to cut back those […]

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Promising opportunities for data migration professionals

The data migration survey from Bloor Research in September 2007 points to a number of areas of great potential for freelancers, integrators, vendors and employees of organisations implementing data migration initiatives. In this article we look at how the data migration profession can benefit from some basic innovations and improvements to take advantage of these […]

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Introduction to MIKE.20

In this article we explore the innovative work being carried out by BearingPoint and the rapid achievements they have made in creating a completely open source and collaborative information management framework that features many benefits for the data migration sector.For many consulting firms operating in the information management sector, their methodologies, frameworks and delivery approaches […]

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The Problem with Data Migration Scoping

Failed data migration projects are often identified in post mortem as having failed because they were “poorly scoped”.What is this poor scoping and how can it be prevented?In this best-practice article by John Platten of UK data management specialists, Vivamex, we are offered simple techniques to help reduce the problems associated with data migration scoping.It’s […]

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Six Misconceptions about Data Migration

It is fair to say that data migration is one of the less well understood disciplines in IT and business, confusion often abounds.In this article, Norma L.Davis of Connective Edge Resources highlights some of the main misconceptions she has witnessed. Quick Navigation Misconception # 1—Data migration is an IT job function.Misconception # 2—An in-house IT […]

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Why Grown Up Managers Need to Think About Managing Data Migration – A Christmas Tale

In this tale of future harmony and greater project success, leading data migration practitioner, author and speaker, John Morris of Iergo, explores the often complex relationship between IT and the “business”.John goes on to recommend some simple approaches for fostering greater collaboration between these two communities.Remember the good old days of Christmas Past? Before Information […]

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Data Migration Survey of Global 2000 Organisations

Over recent years there have been relatively few surveys focused on the data migration sector. However, Bloor Research are taking a welcome focus on the data migration industry and this is commended. In this article, Philip Howard of Bloor Research introduces a data migration survey and a data migration whitepaper they have recently published. Data […]

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