Welcome to the Zone! IT Migration Zone is the online community that helps you prepare for today's largest challenges in IT: large-scale IT migration projects. We're here to help IT professionals manage infrastructure and data migrations in an increasingly complex world.
IT Migration Zone brings together a community of CIOs, CTOs, and IT executives to share ideas and best-practices to help them navigate a course through this new industry landscape. Professionals can use the community's wisdom of the crowd to forge their IT strategies.
Whether your migration is an OS upgrade, a phased rollout of new mobile devices, a complete infrastructure rip-and-replace, or a movement from an on-premises datacenter to a public cloud, we’ll help you:
- Foresee the obstacles that will bring a migration screeching to a halt, and find ways around them
- Complete a successful migration, on time and on budget
- Obtain buy-in from users and provide them with the tools and training they need to adapt
- Make the migration invisible to the customer
During an IT migration, small details can become large roadblocks. One small, unforeseen complication can waste time, lose money, and erode user and customer trust. The site is designed to help you foresee potential problems and avoid them.
Because IT migration can be so important to a business, we've built this community for our users to share crucial information and tips to help you conduct business. IT Migration Zone will help you build and preserve trust with your users and your customers. By tapping into our community and sharing resources and stories, you'll be prepared for what comes next.
As a highly interactive community, IT Migration Zone is designed to foster the sort of debates and discussions that truly matter to today's business technology decision maker. In addition to community-contributed content, we'll include a rich slate of material written by real-world IT professionals with actual experience in purchasing, running, deploying, and managing technology in business.
We love to hear from readers and real-world professionals, so please send us advice, feedback, and content proposals.
Editor in Chief
Writing and editing from the pristine (but frequently chilly) environs of northern New England, Susan Fogarty serves as Editor in Chief of Educational IT and Intelligent WAN and oversees the operations of the Enterprise Efficiency IT Migration Zone. With almost two decades of experience writing and developing content for IT professionals, Sue has developed a sense for the important technology challenges and trends and can address them in a useful way.
Most recently, Sue was Editor-in-Chief of Catalyst magazine, Dell’s publication covering enterprise-class and emerging technologies for midsized business customers. She completely redesigned the content model, making it a customer-centric publication for its 350,000 subscribers in 14 languages. Previously, she worked at TechTarget, where she spent 11 years, six as the Editorial Director of its Networking Media Group, managing seven Websites including the flagship SearchNetworking.com. Her other coverage areas included mobile computing, network security, telecommunications, and unified communications. She began her “real” editorial career at PennWell Publishing, where she cut her teeth on magazines including the esteemed Computer Design and Lightwave.
Sue is a self-confessed ice cream addict, clean freak, and dog lover (if you can guess which of these do not mix, you will understand how she spends a lot of her free time).
Terry Sweeney is Editorial Director of UBM's business unit DeusM, and is based somewhere in the smog-laden environs of Los Angeles. He has covered technology for more than 25 years, with broad expertise in storage, networking, security, wireless, and celebrity stalking.
Sweeney served previously as Editor in Chief of award-winning Internet Evolution; from October 2005 to June 2007, he was Editor in Chief of Byte and Switch, storage networking's most widely read Website, which, when you think about it, is really not saying much. He was also a Founding Editor of the sinister IT security Website, Dark Reading (www.darkreading.com), as well as Storage Pipeline (absorbed in a nearly bloodless coup by the insatiable Byte and Switch). He did not leave under a cloud.
Sweeney was also News Editor at Internet Week and spent three years in Paris working for Communications Week International. When the Germans occupied the city he fled to Geneva, Switzerland, where he served as Editor in Chief of the print, online, and video content for the ITU's Telecom 99 conference. He later ran guns to freedom fighters in the Belgian Congo. Maybe.
He has contributed to The Washington Post, Crain's New York Business, Red Herring, Blue Herring, Rogue Herring, Information Week, Network World, SearchStorage, and Chicken Fancier, among other business and IT titles. He also designed a prototype flying machine and a fully functional submarine. No. Wait... That was someone else...
Sweeney surely did, however, graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and a minor in Portuguese, for no discernible reason.