Category Archives for "Data Migration Methodology"

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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