Nearly every day data migration happens. In small amounts it will be done directly by your admin people in large quantiites it becomes a project. Many reasons can drive your migration purpose. For example a growing szenario due to a merger, a shrinking szenario due to selling parts of the company. Other more internal reasons can be due to a concrete need like replacing an old repository and setting up a new one, adding more intelligence to the stored data and enhance the management. There are also very specific needs based on regulations or security intentions like moving specific data to a specific place or to seperate data from each other.
Regardless of the reason of migration the questions you have to answer are:
- What kind of data is affected?
- How can you identify the effected data and apply the appropriate migration policies to it?
- How can you separate the important business information from unimportant or redundant data?
- How can you add intelligence to your data management?
A clever technology is key for all of this!
Identify and assess your data. First, using NogaLogic you can automatically identify, classify and assess your data based on its business value to your organization, and get a clear understanding of where it is stored, how it is used and how many redundant information you have.
Define your migration policies. Once you have this granular visibility and full understanding of your unstructured data, you can use NogaLogic to define policies that will ensure that your migration process is efficient, complete, and supports your organization’s best practices. For example, you can define a policy that automatically migrates all information on your top ten customers — including all relevant documents, emails and spreadsheets etc. — to a high-performance flash drive. Or you can define a policy that automatically archives unnecessary old versions to a specific place. These policies can be defined using any combination of content attributes.
Enforce and monitor. Once you have defined your migration policies, NogaLogic will then automatically implement them. You can even use NogaLogic to automatically apply your migration policies to any relevant new or updated documents on an ongoing basis. And with NogaLogic, you can continually monitor and assess your data so you can easily adjust policies and/or business practices as needed to ensure compliance with business objectives and regulatory mandates.
Measure your success. Once you’ve completed your data migration project, you can re-assess your data once again to determine whether the policies accomplished their objectives—or if you need to fine-tune any policies or business practices to achieve the results you want.
Nogacom provides you with an effective solution for achieving your data migration business objectives.