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Migrating from a database or outdated system is a step in the right direction for better analytics and ROI. However, if that process is not strategic and the data being migrated has not been properly vetted for errors, the benefits you hope to receive will be irrelevant. StarfishETL's team applies best practices standards to every migration to complete your project successfully, within budget and scope, and on-time. Learn more about our full-service migration options on this page.

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Data Migration Testing Checklists: Before, During, & After

January 18, 2022

Testing a migration before, during, and after you’ve moved the data is important to safeguard your project’s success. Most of the time, data testing relies on sampling. Sampling pulls a random subset of the data to test, debug, and retest until it meets the necessary requirements. This familiar approach is effective, but it assumes the repeatability of the testing and an acceptable level of error. So, what other testing approaches are there for data migration projects? What should be tested…

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5 Important Considerations for Cloud Migration

November 8, 2022

Some businesses already have a plan to migrate to the cloud, others are doing discovery and budgeting to find out if they can afford the migration they envision, and others are looking for advice on how to better align a hybrid mix of applications. Wherever you may be on your cloud journey, it’s important to approach the project thoughtfully. Here are five important considerations for cloud migration.

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5 Must-Do Tasks to Prepare for Data Warehouse Migration

September 15, 2022

Businesses migrate their data warehouses for many reasons. Some are looking for improved performance around data loading, complex queries, and ELT. Others are focused on minimizing the cost of storage, reporting, and batch ELT processing. Sometimes it’s a combination of both these motivators, plus the need to reduce admin tasks and boost automation. Whatever the reasons may be, data warehouse migration can meet your desired goals when done correctly.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Important Preparations for Cloud Data Lake Migration

February 23, 2022

Migrating your data lake to the cloud is not a project that should be tackled hastily, although we all wish it could be! It’s a long-term strategy that requires thoughtful planning and a phased approach. For a successful transition, you must take several factors into consideration. This blog (and the corresponding infographic) reviews six important preparations for your cloud data lake migration. 

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Beyond Price: 6 Factors To Consider When Buying New Software

December 8, 2021

The new year is a time of reflection and renewal. For many businesses, it’s also when they set their sights on additional software investments. In the search for a new CRM, marketing automation, ERP, or ecommerce software, there are some key factors to consider. For many organizations, this ain’t their first rodeo, but even if that’s the case, there are some considerations to keep top-of-mind when purchasing software—and they go beyond pricing and features. Here are the top things you must keep…

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5 Early Warning Signs of Data Migration Disaster

July 13, 2021

The best way to solve any problem is to catch it early, and when you’re planning a data migration, the ideal is to avoid the problem altogether. As migrators/integrators, we see a lot of unique projects, but they all share a common theme: their success is dependent on the team’s understanding of their data and system limitations. If those are overlooked, migration disaster can ensue.

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The Ultimate Guide to E-commerce Replatforming and Data Migration

April 21, 2021

Today’s technological innovations surpass anything we’ve dreamed of a few decades ago, but there are companies still stuck with their older, less agile infrastructures. For an e-commerce business, this poses a huge problem and a major source of risk for the entire organization.

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Top 10 Data Migration Best Practices

November 30, 2020

Ever-changing technology makes data migrations inevitable. Legacy systems become obsolete, leaving you with data that no one can find, extract insights from, or even access. Large or small, migration projects move relevant data from legacy systems to updated solutions to help your business stay ahead. Here are our top 10 data migration best practices, tips, and tricks to get you started!

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5 Steps to Include in your Data Migration Plan

August 14, 2020

Your Cloud migration strategy begins with handling your data properly. If you enable a smooth transition for your data, you’ll also avoid unnecessary costs and losses due to a poorly executed strategy. Hence the need to keep your process simple and streamlined – and all your teams prepared. Here are a few key steps your data migration plan needs to include, so you can ensure a smooth transition for your brand and make the most of your new Cloud infrastructure.

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7 Ways to Build Risk Mitigation into your Migration Project

August 6, 2020

By coming into the migration process prepared, you lessen the likelihood that your migration could interrupt business-critical operations and the customer experience. Here are seven ways to build risk mitigation into your migration project.

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7 Signs it’s Time to Switch to a New CRM

May 26, 2020

Smart business owners understand that switching CRMs is not to be undergone lightly. Upending what your teams are used to can be a scary and sometimes risky operation. No one wants to take that risk unless they’re certain the ROI is worthwhile. So, how do you know when it’s time to ditch your old system and move to a new one? Here are seven signs that it may be time to switch CRMs.

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Tips for Post-Migration Strategic Maintenance

April 21, 2020

By moving to a scalable and secure Cloud environment, companies can innovate faster and remain competitive. Any business that’s done its homework on Cloud migration knows that the project cannot be successful without a strategic plan. However, what many businesses don’t realize is that once the migration is complete, that strategic approach is not over. It simply shifts to strategic maintenance. 

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Cloud is King: Why Gartner Thinks Cloud Migration Can’t Wait

July 16, 2019

Gartner just released research that delivers some powerful insights about database management systems and their relationship to the Cloud.

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When Migrating is Better Than Upgrading Your CRM

June 12, 2018

These upgrades can sometimes be time consuming, however, they are usually worthwhile. I stress the word “usually” here because there are instances where upgrading your CRM may not be the right answer for your business. So, how do you know when migrating is better than upgrading? Here are a few scenarios in which a complete CRM migration may be the more viable option.

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Keeping your Data Migration on Time and Within Budget

June 1, 2018

The Starfish team has seen a lot of successful data migrations, but we’ve also seen how easy it is to get off track and over budget. In this blog post, we’ll address the most common reasons for reworks and budget overages, and the steps you can take to prevent them from happening you.

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