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Data quality important for successful migration projects

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Data quality could play an important role this year as many businesses look to spend more money on migration projects.

A new study, conducted by the TM Forum and Celona, has found that business engagement, strategy choices and data quality were all key factors in implementing successful application data migration programs.

According to Tony Sceales, chief technology officer at data migration company Celona, the masses of information now produced by companies is leading an increasing number to invest in migration solutions.

"Data is being created by companies at an exponential rate, more tightly tied to business processes than ever before; there is more money being spent on increasingly frequent data migration projects," Mr Sceales explained.

"Migrations themselves are becoming increasingly complex and business disruption must be avoided during migration programs."

Earlier this year, research carried out by Gartner found that worldwide spending on IT is set to experience growth of 5.3 per cent in 2010, with a total of $3.4 trillion predicted to be spent.

Posted by Rachel Wheeler