The migration of on-prem data to the cloud offers the opportunity to systematically cleanse and reprocess data and, if necessary, enrich it with external data. Therefore, it is important to plan the data migration at an early stage and to execute it properly. This way, legacy data can be sorted out in a targeted manner and all important data can be completely merged.
Migrating data from multiple sources into a new information management system is a complex and often headache-inducing undertaking. Data from different storage areas – both on-premises and in the cloud – must be evaluated, analyzed, cleansed and organized before it can be combined and matched. Not to mention the new rules, responsibilities and practices that staff must adhere to. However, it doesn’t have to be as hard as you might think to overcome these challenges and successfully migrate your data.
When the sun is shining, clouds can be quite pretty, but up close they’re foggy. It’s a bit like that with data clouds: from a distance and in a good consumer climate, a swell thing, but on closer inspection, possibly a zone of dangerously poor visibility. Anyone who feeds their customer data into clouds should be sure what they’re depositing there – because faulty input can quickly turn the warm rain you’d hoped for into a disaster that ruins your business.