According to a 2007 report 84% of data migrations will fail. Migration isn’t simply an act of moving data from one place to another, data may be represented and recorded differently in your new system, there may be more or fewer fields, data may contain inaccuracies. How organisations deal with these obstacles is as much a part of the success of a data migration as the physical movement of data.
Several steps are needed. Firstly source and target systems need to be mapped, i.e. where is data going from and to. Transformations will need to be defined, data enhancements identified and incorporated, information cleansed and relationships captured and reapplied.
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 Data Migration in the Global 2000, Bloor Research (September 2007)