In order to use the cloud, it is first necessary to migrate the existing company data there. However, simply moving all data to the cloud as part of such a cloud migration does not make sense in view of the costs for storage and data capacity. It is better to be selective in the data migration. Therefore, the first step in data migration should be to know exactly what your data is. This prevents superfluous data from being moved to the cloud or, after the migration, it is unclear which data ultimately ended up where. Storage vendors and service providers have tools for migration to move data, but it is up to the company to define what data should be stored where in the cloud.
But how is one supposed to get an overview of the often gigantic amounts of data that have accumulated in a company over the years? After all, it is not only important data that has been stored, but also a lot of superfluous data, such as private pictures and videos of employees, meeting minutes from 15 years ago or "the copy of the copy of the copy". What's more, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in force in the European Union since May 2018. It regulates how companies may collect and process personal data. In particular, Article 15, DSGVO - the data subject's right to information - and Article 17, DSGVO - the right to erasure - pose challenges for companies. During cloud migration, particular attention must therefore be paid to where data subject to the GDPR ends up or whether it should or may be migrated at all. In order to optimally plan and execute a clound migration, a powerful digital tool like Control IT is needed.
With Control IT, companies can significantly reduce their data inventory before the migration - all superfluous data can be identified and deleted with just a few clicks. In this way, up to 40 percent of the company's data can be removed. This makes data migration smoother, faster, less risky and more cost-effective.