To help increase understanding and awareness of data migrations, we recently commissioned a research study with Data Migration Pro, the community resource for migration practitioners. Our goal was to understand the factors that lead to data migration success (and failure) so that those who are about to embark on a project can start to plan their approach by avoiding the many pitfalls that have beset others in the past.

The report looked at how Data Migration Leads went about delivering their migration projects and discusses some of the challenges they have faced, In particular, the study found:

  • Due to data volumes and legacy systems, the complexity of migrations is increasing
  • Only 36% of migration projects kept to the original planned budget
  • 54% of migration projects suffered some sort of project delay

The report goes on to discuss some practical steps you can take to tackle issues, such as budget overrun and delay, with a handy recommendations guide.

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