Last fall, Queplix brought a layer of virtualization to your data. With its Virtual Data Manager, users can see their data across various systems, giving access to the bigger picture. But what happens when one of those systems gets out-of-date or, even worse, becomes a relic of data management? What happens to all the data that lived there?

What Happens to Your Data?

In a worst-case scenario, the data is lost, unable to be accessed because it can’t be exported or downloaded to another system. You’ll spend days, weeks, months, or years manually mapping, coding and exporting the data into a file that will sit until you figure out where to put it. The whole process ends up costing time, money and patience.

But it needn’t be that way. Thanks to Queplix’s Virtual Migration Manager, the data migration process from one system to another is automated and can take days instead of weeks and months to move significant amounts of data. Schemas are updated to sync so they remain consistent and the integrity of data is maintained. We spoke to Mark Cashman, CEO of Queplix about the Virtual Migration Manager and how it can help companies move their data quickly, efficiently and securely, while shedding light on the data management process along the way.

Putting the Process in Data Migration

But like any technology designed to simplify and streamline, the Virtual Migration Manager requires a certain degree of thoughtful planning on behalf of the enterprise. Companies have a lot of data living in both random and strategic places and no one likes to consider the possibility that, one day, data might need to be moved, restored or otherwise reorganized. But the reality is that, as technology evolves, so does your data. Additionally, while data can migrate from point A to point B, how much of that data is up-to-date and relevant? There is a lot organizations need to consider about how to manage data before it actually gets managed.

Unfortunately, most companies are eager to keep their data issues out of sight and out of mind. By the time they are faced with the challenges of managing, processing and analyzing their data, it’s too late. Cashman hopes that with Virtual Migration Manager, companies will become more aware of their data so that they can begin to focus more on the quality of their data and the way that it’s governed.

At present, business owners and IT are involved in the data migration process, but it’s not too far-fetched to think that legal will become a part of the discussion. Queplix also hopes to help facilitate conversations about data governance and compliance by offering platforms that can provide insights about the relevance and lifecycle of data.

For now, though, Queplix is committed to helping companies learn and revisit key aspects of data governance by making more data more visible and transparent to organizations through the data migration process. While it may seem convenient to ignore your data, the truth is that it’s rather costly to think about it only when it becomes a problem.