Migration Problems

Now that we've explained why migrations occur and the benefits an organization can achieve by undertaking them, it's probably unclear why they are so dreaded within the IT industry. The simple reason is something quality advocates like to call “resistance to change.” It is a natural reaction to resist change when substantial time and effort to make an environment stable and productive is required. Add to this the element of the unknown—which is often the case when IT personnel are forced to migrate off a legacy system—along with the cost and complexity of the move, and it is no wonder that IT professionals loathe migration projects.

The following list summarizes some of the common problems you are likely to face during a migration ...

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