Data Management

The Case for Database Conversion

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Executive Summary

Migrating applications to a new database can be expensive and daunting, especially if significant changes are required within the applications themselves. The most common challenges encountered include lack of staffing, scalability issues, security concerns, and knowledge of legacy systems -- which is sometimes scarce. Still, the benefits of converting to a new database can outweigh the costs, but only if the process is managed very carefully. Register for this Information Management Webcast to learn from the experts about best practices for determining when a conversion makes sense, and for executing the transition carefully and thoroughly. Noel Yuhanna of Forrester Research will offer his insights on how to map out an effective migration roadmap, such that few if any surprises crop up down the road. An IBM executive will also present an overview of Big Blue's technologies for Sybase application conversion to DB2.

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