How to re-balance a data migration project plan

How do you structure your data migration plan? How do you allocate resources and timescales so that you maximise your chance of success? In this article I want to explore some data migration project planning misconceptions and give you some pointers for an alternative approach. One of the big improvements […]

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How to keep your data migration project on the rails

Why do so many data migration projects fall off the rails? I’ve been asked this question a lot and whilst there are lots of reasons, perhaps the most common is a bias towards finding the wrong kind of data quality gaps. Projects often tear off at breakneck speed, validating and cleansing […]

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3 tips for turning around a sinking data migration

Data migrations can be challenging initiatives at the best of times, but when they start to go wrong they can be devilishly difficult to turn around and keep afloat. In this article I share three simple ideas that may help you gain control of the project and bring that go-live date […]

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The benefits of turning your data migration on its head

Whilst the success rate of data migration initiatives has climbed in recent years, I still find that one of the key goals of data migration, legacy decommission, often gets overlooked. The financial benefits of shutting down the legacy environment are many. Relinquishing licenses and dormant hardware are obvious advantages of […]

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Stop poor data quality STOP

In the 19th century, the harnessing of electricity brought about the means to transmit signals via electrical telegraph.  The term STOP was used in telegrams to mark the end of a sentence because punctuation cost extra.  Therefore, a telegram requesting an end to poor data quality would literally have been sent as “Stop Poor […]

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Announcing SAS Data Management & Integration Technical Forum and Blog

Many of us in the SAS world are responsible for the data that feeds the various business intelligence, analytics and business solutions provided by SAS. We’ve been involved in data integration, data migration, data quality, ETL / ELT, data access projects that support SAS solutions or are used for other […]

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