The Waterfall Method of Date Migration

The Waterfall Method of Data Migration

Data migrations typically come about when a firm implements new software. For example, every time I help a firm move from their old system to iManage Records Manager (IRM), we perform a data migration. At InfoCompass Business Solutions, we use the Waterfall method of data Migration. The Waterfall Method These implementations are linear. They go …

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Create a Records Retention Schedule

Law Firms – How to Create a Records Retention Schedule

A records retention schedule determines how long your firm keeps its files. It is crucial to establish a proper retention schedule, and adhere to it so that you don’t end up overpaying for file storage, cluttering your system, and exposing your firm to unnecessary risk. Get Started The first step in creating a records retention …

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Matter File Best Practices for Law Firms

Law Firm Matter File Best Practices for the 21st Century

Law firms face unique challenges when it comes to managing their client matter files. Firms have an ethical responsibility to safeguard client information, meaning data security needs to be a high priority, but at the same time, lawyers also need the ability to access information quickly and easily from a variety of locations. Think of …

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Data Migrations Fail

3 Reasons Data Migrations Fail

Three key things cause data migration failure. The book Practical Data Migration by Johnny Morris explains that the most common data migration failures have to do with technocentricity, specialist skills, and the blame game. Techocentricity The problem with tecnocentricity is that you’re thinking of a data migration as just a technical issue, and not thinking …

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