Content Migration

If you use a Content Management System (CMS) to manage web or document content you will already know that one of the key issues faced is how to move existing content into the new system.

On paper content migration looks relatively easy. A team of people could spend the next six months copying files and web pages from their existing location into the new CMS.

However, this is not such a simple proposition - content migration projects tend to involve hundreds of minor changes to very large volumes of content.

  • How many files can one person move in one day? Some customers quote from two pages to 200 documents per day. A content migration project of only 1000 pages might take anywhere between 50 to 500 days to complete.
  • What happens during this move? Do you place a content freeze across the entire site for the duration of the content migration project?
  • What about moving the attached documents and handling internal and external links? How can you incorporate this functionality into your migration strategy?

A "lift and shift" approach or manual migration often results in slow, difficult and expensive projects and fails to deliver the anticipated benefits from your CMS. Migrations are often high-profile projects within an organization that require a proven approach and robust technologies to ensure success.

Vamosa offers both turnkey and configured software technology to your migration challenges.

Next Steps

Content Migration Seven Steps to Success