Data Migration Process: How Agencies Can Successfully Move Data to Modern Systems

PHIL GOLDSTEIN | November 9, 2018

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The Trump administration’s new “Cloud Smart” strategy encourages federal agencies to continue moving data to the cloud. The strategy also notes that data migration planning is an essential element of such moves.“Cloud technology adoption requires that agencies prioritize migration planning, sustainment, and organizational maturity in order to realize the full benefit of these services,” the strategy states. Yet for data migrations to be successful, agency IT teams need to rigorously plan out such migrations, consider their scope, examine the agency’s existing infrastructure and data, and determine how data will be structured once it’s moved into a more modern architecture. Such processes need to be deliberate and involve strong IT governance as well as technology, experts say.“You can’t possibly pick up all of your infrastructure, applications and data and move it to the cloud overnight,�� says Dave McClure, the principal director of Accenture Federal Services, who leads its CIO leadership agenda. “It’s a multiyear adventure, if you will.”

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