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:
- Reduced cost of ownership
- Complex functionality
- Predictability of functionality
- Service level
- 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.