No matter what type of asset you are migrating - content, identities, mail, etc. - the process typically consists of at least three phases.

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Pre-Migration Analysis

The process of assessing data and taking inventory of objects and assets is arguably the most critical and longest-lasting phase of any migration effort. This is when business assesses their data to understand exactly what they have and what they plan to move.  It is also a critical first step in identifying whether any remediation needs to occur and at what stage that remediation should happen. 

CoreView allows for dynamic reporting across various workloads to take inventory of objects (how many Teams do I have?), identify outliers (do all these Teams need to be migrated?), and plan for remediation (should I change ownership before or after migration?). This allows enterprises to make informed decisions when designing their overall migration strategy. 

Migration Execution

Once inventory has been taken and a Migration Execution Plan has been designed, the next step is to execute said migration. Depending on the complexity of the plan and methods involved, this could be incredibly simple or much more involved. Typically, migrations are done in “waves” wherein assets are moved on a workload-by-workload basis as well as according to logical business criteria like specific teams, departments, data types, etc. For this reason, communication and synergy are of utmost importance as various units of business are essentially “in flux” over these waves. 

While CoreView is by no means a migration tool, it can be instrumental in keeping teams in sync as these migration efforts occur. Whether this entails maintaining holistic communication campaigns to ensure alignment among disparate business units or even tying automation to migration logistics to ensure that non-migration processes occur in tandem with the move (once Team X has been migrated, have policy Y or label Z applied). 
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Post-Migration Validation 

Once the data has moved, it must be validated. Were those files moved to the correct cloud drive? Are the Sites we moved accessible in the new location? Is the workforce utilizing the new Teams in the correct new namespace? All of these and more are considerations to keep in mind once a migration has been completed.

CoreView has extensive automation and reporting capabilities to assist with all this and more. Create workflows to attest that users have access to new assets. Build reports that show usage statistics over time. You could even potentially roll out communication campaigns to drive the adoption of said assets in the target space. 

As you can see, the migration of data is a full-scale project that can be quite chaotic if managed inefficiently. Luckily, CoreView is there to help control the chaos. 

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