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Data migration success - your top 3 questions answered

We recently hosted a packed-out Data Migration Roundtable event that focused on some research that we commissioned from Data Migration Pro to explore ‘the state of the nation’ regarding modern data migration projects. In this post, I want to cover off some of the questions that we simply didn’t get a chance to cover fully on the day.

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Data Migration Butterfly Effect

During a recent interview with Rebecca Hennessey, I also explored some of the key findings and recommendations from the research.

In this post, I want to expand on those earlier insights by introducing the ‘Data Migration Butterfly Effect’.

This phenomenon occurs when a few simple oversights, typically at the beginning of a data migration project, can cause a chain reaction leading to widespread chaos and delays as the project develops!

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5 common data quality myths – setting the record straight

Goldfish have a six second memory. The Great Wall of China can be seen from space. We only use 10% of our brain. Myths have an annoying habit of becoming accepted as truth if enough people hear them and enough time passes – and the Data Quality industry isn’t immune to this.

So, I have taken it upon myself to ‘debunk’ some Data Quality myths and provide some great resources to help you succeed in your data quality initiatives.

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Lifting the lid on data migration in 2017

To help increase understanding and awareness of data migration, we recently commissioned a data migration research study with Data Migration Pro, the community resource for data migration practitioners.

I also caught up with the editor of Data Migration Pro, Dylan Jones, to get some highlights from the research.

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Your favourite data topics of 2016

With 2017 underway, we decided to have a look back at what data subjects proved most popular with you during 2016. Below are our 5 most popular articles from last year covering data migrations – hurdles to avoid and approaches to consider; measuring data quality and the 6 key dimensions for assessment; data governance responsibilities for data quality success and of course GDPR, perhaps one of the most talked about data subjects of 2016.  See if you missed any of the key talking points. 

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How to tackle the data migration cleansing challenge

You can finally ignore the assumptions, anecdotes and accusations about your data; data migration will expose the whole truth (and nothing but the truth!) about your data.

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Data migration as an enabler for privacy by design

In this post, Dylan Jones (editor of Data Quality Pro/Data Migration Pro), shares more insights from the recent Data Migration Roundtable workshop where he was our guest speaker. You can read the previous article here: The continued need for impact assessment in data migration.

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The continued need for impact assessment in data migration

At the Experian Data Migration Roundtable, we saw two very clear themes emerge. Firstly, the need for an impact assessment before starting a data migration project and secondly, on using data migration as a design for data protection. So in Part 1 I’d like to kick off with a detailed look into our discussions around impact assessment.

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How to plan a comprehensive data migration

In the wake of our November Data Migration Roundtable, our presenter, Derek Munro, shares his insights from attendees and presenters. These insights provide a useful set of tips for anyone embarking on or going through a data migration, including how to decommission your old software and make it easier with the right technology.

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A successful end to a data migration requires a successful beginning

Experian Data Quality's data migration expert consultant, Jim Williams, looks at one of the most common challenges for those managing migrations - why having a business sponsor in place is critical to getting off to a good start. He considers in particular the importance of establishing this early on to get the project off to a good start and ultimately reach a successful conclusion.

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