What Is Migration?
Migration can be broadly defined as the transfer of data (usually documents) between two platforms.
More specifically SharePoint migration could be legacy to SharePoint (for example a legacy document management system into a modern SharePoint environment), version to version (for example SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2016) or host to host (for example an on-premises SharePoint system into Office 365) or even a mixture of these.
Migrations can be data only (Move all the documents / data from a legacy system into SharePoint so that you can access them) or functional (Moving the documents / data and the processes applied to them into SharePoint).
Migrations can be made of archive systems where the data is no longer being updated (more straightforward) or of live systems where the data is still being updated (less straightforward).
- Reduce cost by supporting fewer platforms.
- Reduce risk by holding data in fully supported platforms.
- Increase efficiency.
How Can SharePoint Help?
- Appropriate destination platform for legacy document, web content and records management systems.
- Reduce risk and cost (See SharePoint)
- Leverage the SharePoint feature set.