According to the ESG study, which surveyed 3,129 IT professionals, 64 percent of North American and Western European organizations are currently using SharePoint, while an additional 12 percent intend to within the next 24 months. This overwhelmingly confirms that SharePoint is now considered to be a top business application – 80 percent ranked it among their top 10 business applications-
“SharePoint optimization requires several different tracks, including increased asset utilization, data mobility and movement and storage management, all while maintaining satisfactory application availability and response times,” said Babineau and Lundell in the ESG paper. “Organizations must consider this process holistically in order to avoid relying on one-off resolutions that don’t scale and end up costing more money in the long run.”
Metalogix solutions for SharePoint delivers this holistic approach to SharePoint management, providing users with the freedom to consolidate, manage and optimize their enterprise content the way their applications behave. Metalogix eliminates the out-of-the-box operational constraints and enables organizations of all sizes to optimize the SharePoint content infrastructure in order to consolidate, scale and cost-effectively manage, migrate, store, archive and protect enterprise content whether on-premise or in the cloud. The following are the three key SharePoint management challenges outlined by the ESG paper and how Metalogix solutions help to resolve them:
Storage and Infrastructure:
Content Migrations: The ESG report states that upon deploying a new SharePoint farm or site, organizations have to make a critical decision regarding their legacy content and files – migrate it or portal the metadata content within SharePoint. Another challenge is often moving data between SharePoint – either to a newer version or when moving existing on-premises SharePoint deployments to other servers, consolidating sites or moving some or all to the cloud.
Metalogix Migration Manager helps to resolve this challenge through its built-in ongoing farm management capabilities by preserving all views, version chains, metadata and user-edit information when migrating between SharePoint sites. It can also map and migrate site permissions so that internal security policies can be easily enforced.
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“Clearly, SharePoint is rapidly coming of age now, and is becoming one of the most critical content collaboration delivery platforms that is driving this new era of mobile and social-based business applications, and with it comes with some new management responsibilities,”
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