SharePoint enables improved collaboration, but brings with it a new set of challenges that many organizations are not yet addressing, or at least are not addressing adequately. The rapid growth of content, the high cost of managing SharePoint, the difficulty of finding qualified IT personnel to manage SharePoint environments, and the lack of proper governance have combined to make SharePoint management more difficult and more risky than it needs to be.
This white paper discusses the results of an in-depth survey of SharePoint-enabled organizations that was conducted by Osterman Research during September and early October 2012. The paper is a follow-up to a similar survey conducted in August 2011 and some of the key conclusions of the paper will benefit from the comparison to last year’s survey. The white paper also provides a brief overview of Symantec, the report’s sponsor.