Overcoming the Challenges of Large-Scale File Migration

Enterprise File Sync & Share services are here to stay, offering cost-effective storage and simple collaboration for an increasingly remote workforce. Per a survey conducted by AIIM, 38% of respondents say that more than half of their organization has a need to share files with someone outside of their organization. As enterprises adapt to that reality, many are developing strategies for migrating files from their legacy enterprise content management systems into these newer cloud-based content collaboration platforms – and quickly discovering that it is much more complicated than copying documents from one system into another.

Historically there have been many technical requirements, challenges, and costs associated with traditional migration methods. Application-critical metadata, user and group permissions, document versions and other file artifacts are all managed differently across platforms and must be accounted for in the migration. Additionally, network and bandwidth limitations can cause delayed or failed file transfers, posing a risk of business disruption or data loss.

According to Gartner, by 2019, 75 percent of enterprises will have deployed multiple EFSS capabilities, and over 50% of them will struggle with data migration, up from only 10% today. Fortunately, there are intelligent solutions on the market today that can anticipate and overcome these challenges; mitigating risk, reducing costs and enabling a successful migration to the cloud.

Download this paper discussing migrating to EFSS, and learn how organizations can manage hybrid EFSS and ECM solutions.

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