Bloor Research has now conducted a further survey of the market for data migration with this survey taking place during spring 2011. On this occasion we have not limited ourselves to the Global 2000 but have spread our survey net more widely. In our previous survey, we also predicted (conservatively) that the market for data migration would reach $8bn worldwide by 2012. We have no reason to question this figure and have not revisited this issue in this survey, preferring to focus on a deeper probe into the issues arising from, and affecting, successful data migration projects.
This paper draws from both our latest research and a comparison with the results of our 2007 survey. The results are instructive: we have been able to see whether the recommendations we made in 2007 have been adopted and how successful they were, as well as drawing out new insights into what steps should be taken to ensure successful data migration projects. A summary of these results and suggested actions are provided in the next section, which is followed by an in-depth look at the latest results.