A Guide to Successful Content Migration

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Whether you are implementing a new content management system or moving from one system to another, migration is an inevitable part of any significant project. Yet, content migration is typically a very frustrating and difficult undertaking, one that too many enterprises postpone until the last minute -- often in the hopes (usually unfulfilled) that automation will make the task a simple one. The key to addressing migration successfully is to pursue it as a formal project with a specific methodology, and to understand the trade-offs among various potential approaches. Those who have gone before you have left a trail of headaches -- but also some very specific and practical advice.