Why you need a data management strategy before content migration

Why you need a data management strategy before content migration

Toby Lethby


04 Aug 2022

By now, the positives of moving to the cloud and modern content services platforms should already be an enticing thought. Increasing productivity and reducing operational costs are just a few benefits. However, it will mean nothing if you don't do it right. Below we'll tell you why you need a data management strategy before content migration.

Without a data management strategy before you start your migration, you're likely to have:

An increase in storage costs

Storing not only enriched data but ROT data can be costly. The sooner you go through your content and get rid of any ROT data will make for a cleaner migration, ultimately saving you money.

Reduced productivity

The longer your employees search for the right content, the less productive they'll be. Having a data management strategy and going through your content before migration will make it easier to find all your content in an organised system.

Security & compliance risks

Having obsolete ROT data increases the risk of data breaches as they're accessible via inactive user accounts.

Reduced efficiency

Without a data management strategy, you will need more resources and time to back up, analyse and classify the data, reducing business efficiency, and costing money.

With our Content Analyser tool, our Proventeq team can make your business life a little easier by analysing your content and data and delivering reports to help organise it before we start the migration.

From there, we suggest our Content ClassiFile, fully automating your business content organisation whilst removing the risk of human error.

If you want to find out more about how to get a data management strategy together or about our Content Analyser and Content ClassiFile tools, get in touch via our contact form or call us. We'd be happy to talk you through the process and how we can help make your migration as stress-free and seamless as possible.