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Johannesburg, April 5 - Early mapping, robust methodology and involvement of both business and IT leaders are the top three focus areas for successful data migration projects, according to global IT specialist JMR Software (Pty) Ltd.

This was the message from an interactive workshop led by Barry MacDougall, Service Delivery Director for the company, at this year’s IT Leaders Africa Summit. Twenty three CIOs and IT Directors took part in the cross-industry event designed to share insights and provide best practice advice for large scale data transition.

“Navigating data migration can be a minefield if not planned and managed correctly. But choosing not to make the move through fear of failure or potential operational disruption is no longer an option if companies wish to remain competitive.

“By becoming aware of common pitfalls, misconceptions and the benefits of a disciplined strategy, companies are better informed; so more likely to...

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