Approximately four out of ten (43%) U.S. companies suffered resource-draining system downtime during their most recent data migrations, according to a new eBook from Vision Solutions, a leading provider of IT Modernization solutions.
In the eBook “Time to Put the Migration Nightmare to Bed,” concerns about downtime top a list of six primary reasons why companies delay migrations. Next on the list are (in order) lack of resources, lack of a plan, lack of expertise, lack of management support or mandate, and costs related to migration.
The eBook also reveals:
Two out of three (66%) companies have delayed their data migration plans in the past
57% said their most recent migration required 25 hours or more of extra work time, and 40% report staff were forced to work overtime during the weekend
70% admit to never analyzing the cost of downtime
These and other insights into the key data migration challenges companies face today are the result of a Vision Solutions survey of 953 IT professionals, of whom:
83% plan, manage or administer IT
85% have either primary responsibility or share responsibility for migration
93% have at least five years of experience and 79 percent have at least 10 years
“From our dialogue with top IT professionals across the nation, it’s clear that while these experts know that data migrations are mission-critical, many of them wait longer than they should to perform them,” said Edward Vesely, EVP and CMO of Vision Solutions.