Overcoming the Challenges of Large-Scale File Migration

File Migration Challenges & Solutions on a Large Scale

Enterprise File Sync & Share services are here to stay, offering cost-effective storage and simple collaboration for an increasingly remote workforce. According to AIIM, 38% of survey respondents say that more than half of their organization needs to share files externally. As enterprises adapt to this reality, many are developing strategies for migrating files from their legacy ECM systems into newer cloud-based content collaboration platforms. And are discovering that it’s more complicated than copying documents from one system into another, resulting in file migration challenges.

File Migration Challenges Then…

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. They also 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.

…File Migration Challenges Now

Until recently, many large enterprises have been reticent to migrate to the cloud due to the painful risks and challenges associated with transitioning an entire organization to a new content collaboration platform. But with SkySync’s Enterprise Content Integration Platform, IT departments can overcome the hurdles and complete their migrations on time, on budget and without getting burned along the way.

According to Gartner, by 2019, 75% of enterprises will have deployed multiple EFSS capabilities. And what’s more, 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 EFSS migration, and learn how organizations can manage file migration challenges, hybrid EFSS, and ECM solutions.

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