Today, businesses are faced with the challenge of managing a never-ending data stream. To sift through, process and apply this data, businesses are implementing more robust data management strategies and auditing their systems more frequently. In doing so, more businesses are quickly realizing their systems either need significant updating or need to be replaced entirely.
After an initial systems audit, businesses often choose to migrate to a new system. This can be a lengthy and comprehensive process, as new systems will need to be evaluated and implemented, data needs to be carefully transferred in increments, and training is required to bring everyone up to speed. Short-term data migration helps streamline this process and mitigates business's workflow interruptions, making it easier to manage and apply critical data which ensures the continuity of day-to-day business operations.
What is Short-Term Data Migration?
Short-term data migration is the process of moving data from one system to another for a limited period to incrementally update software, integrate new systems, or improve data security. In each case, the goal is to make system transitions seamless, cut downtime and minimize operational disruptions.
Short-term data migration offers businesses that have not committed to a new system a “test-drive,” giving them the working insights and critical day-to-day experiences to help plan out a long-term systems transition. If a business has already committed to a new system, executives can still use Short-Term Data Migration to compartmentalize the transition and migrate allotted teams over at their chosen pace, providing safeguards for system outages, growing pains, and IT troubleshooting.
Why Invest in Short-Term Data Migration?
Data Security— Moving data to a new system can bolster security and protect against potential data breaches. Modern systems come equipped with advanced security features that include comprehensive encryption and access controls which provide an added layer of protection for sensitive information. Secure storage also significantly decreases the chance of data breaches, while providing restrictive access for safe transfers.
Data Management— Advanced data management features help organizations make the most of their data. This includes more powerful search capabilities, improved data visualization and better-quality data analytics. By migrating to more modern systems, businesses can improve their data management processes and apply valuable insights to optimize operations and outreach initiatives.
Efficiency— When data is moved to a new system, it makes it possible to automate previous manual processes. This can significantly increase efficiency and reduce the time and resources required to manage data. By streamlining data management processes and reducing manual labor, businesses can reduce their operational costs and allocate resources more effectively. With a more efficient and cost-effective system in place, businesses can reduce their overall technology expenses while maximizing their return on investment.
Flexibility— One of the key benefits of short-term data migration is the flexibility it provides. Businesses can choose to migrate only the data they need, rather than moving all their data to a new system at once. This allows organizations to transition at their own pace, minimize disruption, and ensure stringent quality assurance assessments. Additionally, businesses can choose to migrate data temporarily and then move it back to the original system if necessary. This provides companies with an added level of control and flexibility that benefits concurrent projects, without locking the company into a long-term commitment.
Leverage Your Organization’s Critical Data
Organizations rely on the critical data they gather, apply, and migrate. That is why it is crucial for data to be accurate, adaptable, well maintained and transferred securely. At Resolvit, our team builds tailored data and analytics solutions to match your business goals – from data modeling to workflow automation and data migration. Our extensive experience in a wide range of data and analytics tools and technologies help our clients reduce compliance risks, strengthen their data privacy and security, and help improve decision making.
Looking to migrate your data or execute more effective data management strategies? Contact Resolvit today and better leverage the critical data that drives your organization forward in the digital age.