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Despite attempts to limit and even delete stored data, archived business data continues to grow exponentially. Once companies have eliminated unnecessary data and implemented an information lifecycle management solution, they’ll eventually need a data storage solution. Compliance, data retention requirements, and the rising cost of hardware infrastructure are pushing businesses to explore alternatives to traditional storage. At some point, it makes sense to investigate the realities of a cloud storage solution. You must follow the…

What is data migration, really? Let’s start with a couple basics. (I’ll be brief and get to the good stuff fast.) Data migration is the process of transferring information from one system to a new system. This can include transferring data between different file formats and different storage types. The term “data migration” is actually quite broad and covers a whole gamut of types of data, activities, and systems. Examples include: Migrating a file system…

Data migration is a complex undertaking, and the processes and software used are evolving and improving continually. Our pragmatic approach incorporates modern data migration best practice, with an emphasis on making the data manager’s life a little easier. The realities of data migration First of all, a quick definition of what we mean by data migration. The term usually refers to the movement of data from an old or legacy system to a new system. …

Despite attempts to limit and even delete stored data, archived business data continues to grow exponentially. Once companies have eliminated unnecessary data and implemented an information lifecycle management solution, they’ll eventually need a data storage solution. Compliance, data retention requirements, and the rising cost of hardware infrastructure are pushing businesses to explore alternatives to traditional storage. At some point, it makes sense to investigate the realities of a cloud storage solution. You must follow the…

If your organization is making the move to Salesforce migrating data is likely an item in your laundry list of tasks. Your organization’s legacy data contains key information required to make important business decisions. To make optimal use of Salesforce CRM, it is crucial to ensure that all your key legacy data is imported into Salesforce. This goes for both new and legacy users of the platform. In this article we’ll list off 5 critical…

Data migration is the process of moving data from one location to another, one format to another, or one application to another. Generally, this is the result of introducing a new system or location for the data. The business driver is usually an application migration or consolidation in which legacy systems are replaced or augmented by new applications that will share the same dataset. These days, data migrations are often started as firms move from…

Last year, Analytics Week published an overview of the scope and growth of big data. The findings were remarkable: By 2020, for every person in the world, there will be 1.7 megabytes of new data created each second.The total amount of data in the world will reach 44 zettabytes by 2020, expanding from its current volume of 4.4 zettabytes.There are 1.2 trillion searches annually just on Google, averaging out to 40,000 searches per second — reflecting how…

Nearly three years ago, PwC’s Health Research Institute dubbed 2016 the year of “merger mania” in healthcare. With so many shifts occurring across the industry, many health systems have looked to mergers and acquisitions to help them survive – and thrive – in a value-based care world.1 The trend continues to this day. In fact, earlier this year, PwC reported the announcement of more than 250 healthcare M&A deals in the second quarter of 2018 alone.2…

Salesforce is the leading cloud-based CRM software solution that has grown to become the platform of choice for various IT organizations. I have been working with Salesforce for over a decade now, and in all of my Salesforce adventures, I’ve never contributed to a project that did not involve some form of data migration. Now, say you have a medium to large organization, then the data migration becomes a quarterly thing that you just cannot get…

Migrating your data If an enterprise replaces its on-premise applications with SaaS applications, it also needs to migrate its most valuable asset—data—to the cloud. Data migration is the process of extracting data from a source system and loading it into a target system. The data migration target system can be hosted either on-premise or in the cloud. Traditional data migration challenges are also applicable when migrating data to the cloud. So, let’s do a quick…