IT reliance impedes data migration

More than 70% of businesses say a heavy reliance on IT infrastructure means they cannot afford to shut systems down to carry out data-migration projects.

More than 70% of businesses say a heavy reliance on IT infrastructure means they cannot afford to shut systems down to carry out data-migration projects.

According to data-migration services firm Kognitio, 72% of businesses say it is too difficult to shut IT systems down to perform data-migration or rationalisation projects because of the potential for lost revenue.

In the retail, distribution and transport sector, this figure rose to 79%, possibly because of 24/7 systems such as web-based tracking and online shopping facilities.

The sector with the lowest figure was the financial services sector, where 58% of managers said they find it difficult to migrate data because of IT systems.

The survey asked 100 UK IT decision-makers if it is difficult to stop IT operations.

Kognitio CEO Roger Llewellyn said, “Taking the IT systems down usually means halting production and equates to an immediate loss of revenue. “But completing a successful project leads to a more streamlined IT environment which is easier to manage.”

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