The SharePoint Cloud Conundrum Continues

The SharePoint Cloud Conundrum Continues

SharePoint on-premise or in the cloud? That is the question. We recently spoke with experts about when it's not a good idea for organizations to use SharePoint in the cloud. Of course, it's complicated, and no one article can (or should) be used to make your decision. It's a process, to say the least.

SharePoint on-premise or in the cloud? That is the question. We recently spoke with experts about when it's not a good idea for organizations to use SharePoint in the cloud. Of course, it's complicated, and no one article can (or should) be used to make your decision. It's a process, to say the least.

A great piece to add to your research is TechTarget's "Is SharePoint in the cloud the right fit for your company?" which discusses functionality trade-offs between the SharePoint models. 

Some of the key evaluation points, according to TechTarget

  1. Auditability
  2. Reduced cost of ownership
  3. Complex functionality
  4. Predictability of functionality
  5. Service level
  6. Speed to market

We'd like to keep this conversation going and help each other do the right thing by inviting you to share how SharePoint on-premise and online shape up along these and other evaluation points at your organization. What's stopping you from taking SharePoint online? What can the cloud offer that an on-premise version can't? Is a hybrid solution in your future? Please share your insight (or questions) in the comments section below, or email me.

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