5 Ways Content Migration as a Service (CMaaS) Can Help

A typical first step in many migration projects is to research, select and procure a migration tool.

Content Migration as a Service (CMaaS) changes this concept. CMaaS also delivers the outcome not just the means to achieve it.

Sometimes CMaaS is a better approach for your scenario.

We have put together some examples of how we find CMaaS has helped our clients which we hope will help you to make the correct choice for you scenario.

Delivery Accelerator

CMaaS typically accelerates migration delivery.

The team must understand the desired outcome so that the CMaaS partner can deliver. This moves decision making to the fore.

You will be working with a delivery partner who has delivered many migrations. Having an experienced partner brings speed, clarity and confidence to decision making. Migration projects can often be about difficult decisions that balance both advantages and disadvantages of a given approach so this can be a significant contribution.

Team Focus

Content migration is typically one part of a larger project.

Invariably the purpose of that overarching project will be to bring a significant improvement or efficiency to the organisation.

Arguably the project team wants to be focused on the creation and delivery of that future and the “one-time” content migration element can be a distraction.

CMaaS permits the team resources to focus whilst a partner delivers the “one-time” content migration element.

Align Perspectives

Different teams and personnel within your organisation will have different perspectives on any content migration project.

An experienced CMaaS partner will understand this landscape and work with your team to align this with the detail of the content migration.

To exemplify this we should consider that content migration is frequently not only concerned with moving content from A to B but also with ensuring that the content migration honours;

  • Use and Consumption, e.g.
    • Continued use and consumption post migration
    • Arrangements for use and consumption during migration
  • Governance, e.g.
    • Permissions
    • Security
    • Retention
    • Disposition
    • Compliance
  • Infrastructure, e.g.
    • Bandwidth
    • Storage

Responsibility for each of these areas is likely split between personnel. A good CMaaS partner will understand both this landscape and also drivers such as regulatory and legislative compliance.

Team Resources

A content migration project can place significant demand upon team resources.

CMaaS reduces this demand.

It is also the case that most content migration projects are a “one-time” deal. Without a migration partner it is likely your organisation will incur the additional learning curve costs of internal or contractor resources only for these skills to be redundant as soon as the project is delivered.

Small Content Migrations

The benefits of CMaaS becomes very acute for small migrations.

For a small migration the cost of the CMaaS engagement may well be similar to or less than the cost of the tooling. When this is set against the background of team resource costs and other factors a strong case is made, commercially, for CMaaS.

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