You’ve decided to migrate your content from the repository
(or ECM, or Document/Data Capture Solution) you’ve had for decades to a new
platform. It’s a bit like deciding to drive your family to the Grand Canyon for
a vacation. Easier than it used to be. No stopping at AAA for maps, no plotting
the course and hoping there’s a safe motel available when you arrive. You’ve
got a robust data plan, Google Maps, Hotels.com, all of it easily managed with
no landline for miles.
But you still have to do the drive. The kids are still in
the car seated next to each other, within fingers reach, you run out of things
to say to your spouse, and something will go wrong. Flat tire perhaps?
Imagine your organization easily chooses the right new platform.
Is your current hardware compatible? You’re going virtual-Does the cloud
provider meet your organization’s security standards? Does your ECM system have
connectivity with the new destination? Is there an email or document sharing
integration? Are there security mechanisms in places to prevent external
sharing by document type or user? Internal sharing controls? Do you have
collaboration needs/utilities to enable? Can that ancient system no one is
ready to replace get documents or data into your new system?
Are we there yet?