< Data conversion ? market size.
According to IDC the data distribution, migration and repurposing
market (DDMR) grew 11.3% to reach $1.03 billion in 2001. By 2006 they
expect the market to reach $2.2 billion driving by demands for data
mining, business intelligence, disaster recovery, regulatory
compliance and the need to replace aging storage systems.
A study conducted by IDC found 300,000 TB of storage purchased in 2002
will be coming off lease and out of warranty this year. Since the cost
of storage has dropped steadily since 2002, companies will lease new
storage rather than begin paying high maintenance fees for obsolete
storage no longer under warranty. By 2010, organisations will need to
lease 2300 TB of new storage in order to replace storage that is
expected to be purchased in 2007, according to the IDC study. All of
that data needs to be migrated to the new storage.
Softek surveyed 200 IT managers across Europe. Factors driving the
demand for data migration were:
Storage replacement ? 21%
Consolidation ? 17%
Server replacement ? 16%
Relocation ? 10%
Maintenace ? 10%
Workload balancing/performance ? 11%
End of stroage lease ? 19%
Soure: SNS Europe.
Nucleus Research conducted a survey on the users of Salesforce.com,
and the results showed that 38 percent of the users were planning or
considering a move to another CRM vendor.
Source: iRadeon targets Salesforce.com CRM vendor market share. CRM
Blog. August 2005.
SalesForce has 399,000 CRM users.
38% of 399,000 gives 151,620 users that could switch.
SalesForce?s revenue is expected to reach $170 million in 2005.
Source : Salesforce.com?s big bet on services.
Salesforce.com has lost 44,902 customers in the last four consecutive quarters.
Source: Nucleas Research 2005.
Oracle migration opportunity is $1.1 billion over the next three years.
IDC estimates 115,000 oracle databases will migrate over this period of time.
Over 25% of oracle?s installed base is running oracle 8i or earlier on
Sollaris (225,000 server units).
This report looks at server migration activities.
Migration projects are often initiated by external technological
events. Other factors incude simplifying system management, improving
availability and reducing cost of ownership.
Figure 1 shows the degree of server migration impact by operating
system. The greatest level of migration is from Unix followed by
Netware then Windows. Many organisations are moving toward Linux and
Windows environments. A number of Unix migrations involve moving to
other Unix platforms. According to IDC the Unix-to-Unix migrations
will remain a significant opportunity for several years.
Source: Market analysis. Server Migration 2004: Understanding platform
and workload impacts. Matthew Eastwood. Jessica Yang.
A survey by the Yankee Group found that 17% of users are very likely
and 30 percent are somewhat likely to replace PeopleSoft CRM.
Source: PeopleSoft Users on the Fence: Report by Michael Singer. February 28, 2005.
For 66 percent of enterprise IT managers, data loss or corruption is
their greatest fear when migrating data. Some 73 percent want a
risk-free way to migrate data to avoid vendor lock-in. over one third
(39 percent) of IT managers have avoided taking on a data migration
project specifically because of the perceived risks involved. Survey
shows data migration feared. By Chris Mellor. March 20, 2006. Tech
According the The Data Warehousing Institute, data quality problems
cost businesses $600 billion a year. Source: Informatica.
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